ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Picnic Table Talk: Alphabet

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Picnic Table Talk: Alphabet

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Welcome to week two of Picnic Table Talk!

I, the list making Katie, love alphabet books. I have been collecting them for many years. There are so many creative ways to present the letters of the alphabet and it is fun to see the variety. So, it only seemed natural for me to share a list of alphabet books from A-Z to kick off today's picnic table topic. For some letters it was very difficult to just choose one!

A– Arches to Zigzags: an Architecture ABC,by Michael J. Crosbie
B - Bugs and Beasties ABC by Cheryl Nathan
C - Creepy Crawlies from A-Z by Louisa Ainsworth
D - Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
E – Eric Carle’s ABC
F - The Flower Alphabet Book by Leslie Evans
G - The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier
H – The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin
I - I Stink by Jim McMullan
J - Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel and Tom Feelings
K - Kenya ABCs: A Book About the People And Places of Kenya by Sarah Heiman
L - The Letters Are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst
M -Miss Spider's ABC by David Kirk
N - Many Nations: an alphabet of Native America by Joseph Bruchac.
O - Old Black Fly by author Jim Aylesworth
P -Pignic by Anne Miranda
Q - Q is for Duck by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom
R – R is for Rhode Island Red by Mark Allio & Mary Jane Begin
S - Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
T - Tomorrow's Alphabet by George Shannon
U – Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only by Shel Silverstein
V – V is for Volunteer by Michael Shoulders
W – Winnie the Pooh's A-Z by Don Ferguson
X – The eXtinct Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Y - The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Z - The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

For this week's link picnic we'd love for you to link to an ABC post of your own.
~An ABC list of any theme you choose
~A review of your favorite alphabet book
~An alphabet activity you enjoyed doing with your children/students


Handmade Beginnings

Mama King

Trish@Preschool Playbook

Susana @ Our Homeschool Fun

Adventures in Mommydom

Her Cup Overfloweth (file folder alphabet match up)

Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth

The Fifth Street Palace

Kim @ Lifeofamodernmom

Jolanthe @ Homeschool Creations

Home Teacher

Orange Juice (29 months)


Sandra @ Celebrate Every Day

Annette @ The Whipples

Terra @ Finding Me

Katie (Katie's Nesting Spot)

Our Nifty Notebook



Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary

Cheerios Underfoot


Kristi (Miller Moments)

The Adventures of Bear

Kristi (Miller Moments)

Jenny @ agreaterhand


carisa 1 1 1=1

Teaching Young Children

Bookworms book nook

KC @ The Wonder Years

Mother Is Not Concerned

Katie @ A List Maker's Life

Letters, Numbers, and Books

New additions:
Cherrios Underfoot
Blog She Wrote
Hope is the Word
Preschool to Pre K
One Pink Fish


  1. I love alphabet books too! we are making our own homemade alphabet book well 2 actually or 1 big one. Since I'm doing one for totally tots and one for just us!

    anyway I couldn't find Mr Linky so here is my link:

  2. I made a mistake on my first entry. I forgot to change it to the right blog post. Sorry!

  3. Great ABC list - I need to check out some of those books in the library!

  4. Wonderful list, including several we haven't heard of before that we'll enjoy checking out!

  5. I'm trying to link my blog, but Mr. Linky isn't working for me. Yikes! I'll try again later, but here is my link just in case....

  6. Thanks for the list of books. I am excited to check them out!

  7. love the list and all the links! i am spending a lot of time researching my abc post- it will be up sometime this week :)

  8. That's quite a list!

    Though I had plenty of notice, this has been a busy week...I almost didn't get this done today!

  9. Hmmm... something went wrong with Mr. Linky... Can you fix my link - it picked up one I used last week on someone else's sight!

    Here is the correct link to my book review -…alphabet-books/

    Great site by the way!

  10. I have a suggestion...when we link up should we include our child(ren)'s age in our post if when we include an activity/game, though it may not be needed for book lists? Just a thought. :)

  11. Sorry, I didn't do a new post mentioning ABC and 123's summer picnic, I just linked to an old alphabet post I had. I hope that's okay. I'm just not finding the time I used to have to sit at the computer nowadays!

  12. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's great ideas. I will be starting letters with my oldest this summer. I'll be taking notes!

  13. I like the ABC list. Is nice to have a list of different ABC books to look.

    This week I'm not going to participate because I'm starting ABC letters with my girls and I don't have any pictures to post. I just use my imagination with my girls. So, until next week.

    I'm going to check the other blogs and their nice ideas.

  14. Lots of good ideas today, and now I'm going to have tons of book requests at the library.
    I just edited my post to add a Thomas the Train ABC list. ;)

  15. Wow! there are some seriously great idea here! thanks ladies!

  16. I have to thank Katie for getting my brain to work for this one. Thank you!


    I had fun with this one. Thanks!

    Heather W

  18. I shared one of our newest ABC book finds here--->

  19. I didn't do a post for this one, but I'm going to check out all these on Mr. Linky!

  20. Mr Linky was not up so here's our
    link. We posted an ABC Letter Theme.
    -Sandra@Preschool to Pre-K and More


  22. ine pink fish

    My beliefs on teaching letters, sounds, reading and writing.

  23. What a terrific list! I'm loving checking out all the others...

  24. Speaking of the alphabet...