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ABC books:

    For Children:

Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming  ISBN-10:0805081127

Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson  ISBN-10:0140559043

Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald  ISBN-10: 0689716257

I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (I Spy Series) by Lucy Micklethwait ISBN-10: 0688147305

A Fly In the Sky by Kristin Joy Pratt  ISBN-10: 1883220408

A Swim through the Sea by Kristin Joy Pratt ISBN-10: 1883220041

A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt  ISBN-10: 1878265997

The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier ISBN-10: 0531360016

The Alphabet Room by Sara Pinto  ISBN-10:1582348413

the hidden alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger  ISBN-10: 0761319417

The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst  ISBN 10-0689856857    

    Special interests:

The Butterfly Alphabet by Kjell B. Sandved  ISBN-10: 0439079470        Visit the website:  The Butterfly Alphabet

Q is for Quark by David M. Schwartz  ISBN-10: 1582463034

3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet by Bob Raczka  ISBN-10: 0822564742

Australia to Zimbabwe: A Rhyming Romp Around the World to 24 Countries by Ruth Fitts  ISBN-10: 0996249575  

About Handwriting:

        Teaching cursive:

How to Tutor by Samuel L Blumenfeld  ISBN-10: 0941995291

Animals, pen and ink! The Letters of our Alphabet and how we write 

and think by Susan Govorko  ISBN-10: 1453710787

        For Adults:

Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life by Vimala Rodgers          ISBN-10: 0684865416 

Transform Your Life through Handwriting by Vimala Rodgers          ISBN-10: 1591797152

Handwriting Analysis: Putting It to Work for You by Andrea McNichol  ISBN-10: 0809235667

Soul Development Through Handwriting: The Waldorf Approach to the Vimala Alphabet by Jennifer Crebbin    ISBN-10: 0880105879

The Willingness to Change: Twelve Steps to Transformation Through YourHandwriting by Robin Tanguay  ISBN-10: 1595981500

    For Children:

Book (an Eyewitness Book) by Karen Brookfield                                  ISBN-10: 0789458926

the Story of Writing by Carol Donoughue                                          ISBN-10:  1554073065  

Writing: A Fact and Fun Book by Amanda Lewis                                      ISBN 10-1550740520

Making Memory Books (Kids Can Do It) by Amanda Lewis                      ISBN 10-1550745670

Animals, pen and ink - the letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think  by Susan Govorko  ISBN-10:1453710787

Early readers:

Bob Books, Set 1:  Beginning Readers by Bobby Lynn Maslen

    These are rather simplistic short books, but kids love them.  Words are easy and the vocabulary builds with each book, and with each set.  There are several sets in this series.  All are available on

      Phonics Readers

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A - set of 25 books by Deborah Schecter  ISBN-10: 0545231493

    Another set of simple books for beginning readers.  There are many sets offered in this series for early learners.  

The Berenstain Bears Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read)) by Jan and Mike Berenstain   ISBN-10: 0062223461   (set of 12 books)

About The Alphabet:

   For Adults:

The Alphabetic Labyrinth - The Letters in History and Imagination                 by Johanna Drucker      ISBN-10:  0500280681

Writing - The Story of Alphabets and Scripts by Georges Jean              ISBN-10: 0810928930 

Letter Perfect by David Sacks                                                              ISBN-10: 0767911733

The Alphabet Makers: A Presentation from the Museum of the Alphabet by Katie Voightiander    ISBN 10-0938978136                                                 Visit the website:  The Alphabet Makers

    For Children:

Ox, House, Stick: The Story of Our Alphabet by Don Robb                      ISBN 10-1570916101

The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, & Pictograms by Andrew Robinson    ISBN 10-0500286604

Seeker of Knowledge by James Rumford                                              ISBN-10: 0618333452 

Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford    ISBN 10-0618369473

Silent Music - A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford                                ISBN 10-1596432764

There’s a Monster in the Alphabet by James Rumford                        ISBN-10: 0618221409

About the Hand-Brain connection:

The Hand - How it use shapes the brain, language, and human culture by Frank R. Wilson  ISBN-10: 0679740473

  This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list, rather a ‘jumping off’ point into the world of reading and writing for young children and parents.  Simple ABC books on the list are great read-aloud books for introducing pre-schoolers to the Alphabet as they learn to identify the letters.  

   The book How To Tutor by Samuel L Blumenfeld, Alpha-Phonics™ originator, is highly recommended if you are teaching a young child how to read and write.  The presentation order of letters establishes a strong foundation for reading phonetically.  Introducing each letter in the Vimala Alphabet™ concurrently is a vital component in forming positive forward-thinking and writing habits.  It is highly recommended that the Vimala letter is written as it is introduced, and the practice lists can also be printed out using the Vimala font. (available at

  A magnetic whiteboard is useful when introducing letters and words to preschoolers.  Say the letter, then write it out using the Vimala Handwriting System™.  Say words, and again, write them out for the child to read.  These are also handy when using magnetic letters for very young children to begin to identify their letters.  Stand-up easel versions of these are readily available and affordable.  (available at

  It’s helpful to laminate your letter and word lists for durability.  I recommend investing in a small home laminator.  Prices are budget friendly and it is easily available.  I use the Scotch brand.  (available at

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