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Books about the Vimala Alphabet™:

Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life by Vimala Rodgers ISBN 0-64-86541-6

Alphabet, pen, and ink … The Letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think! by Susan Govorko  ISBN 978-0-578-95182-9

Living Vimala’s Alphabet and Living Vimala’s Ligatures Book Set by Rohaiyah Herbert ‘Grandma Roh’   ISBN 978981 1844010  e-mail for purchase or Visit her website – ‘Write with Grandma Roh’

ABC books for young 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

Animalia by Graeme Base ISBN-10: 0140559965

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 books for children:

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

Money Matters – $ and ¢ents for Kids; Do the math with Vimala Alphabet™ Numerals by Susan Govorko               ISBN 9798755306713

For Tutors Teaching cursive:

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

Alphabet, pen and ink! The Letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think by Susan Govorko ISBN-978-0-578-95182-9

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)

Books about Handwriting 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

Alphabet, pen, and ink – the Letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think by Susan Govorko ISBN-978-0-578-95182-9

Books about Handwriting 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

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

Books about the Alphabet 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

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

Z is for Zeus – A Greek Mythology Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur ISBN-10 0545257565

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

Books about Plasticity and the Hand-Brain connection:

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

Soft-Wired – How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life by Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.

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 each Vimala letter is written as it is introduced. The practice word 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 letters as sound symbols. 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

LCD tablets are also useful when presenting the letters. If you are teaching one-on-one, it’s recommended you have two — one for you and one for your child. Let them practice along with you on their own tablet. These are available in a variety of choices, colors, and prices from