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Letter Skills Checklist
1. Identify each letter and sing the alphabet song!
2. Recognize upper and lowercase letters.
3. Recognize his/her printed name.
Recommended Books for Learning the Alphabet
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by
Call Number: E MAR
Publication Date: 1989-06-30
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable. An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
Bad Kitty by
Call Number: E BRU
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
When a kitty discovers there is no cat food in the house, she decides to become very, very bad. From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk--four times over in alphabetical order. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are asparagus, beets, cauliflower, dill, and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she ate my homework, bit grandma, clawed the curtains, damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive, an assortment of anchovies, buffalo burritos, chicken cheesecake, does she apologize to grandma.
R Is for Rocket: an ABC Book by
Call Number: E HIL
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to offering a cookie and a crayon to a crow, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.
Old Black Fly by
Call Number: E AYL
Publication Date: 1995-03-15
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be.
Adventures with Barefoot Critters by
Call Number: E WHI
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Join a charming cast of animal characters as they explore the alphabet in a simplified version of Teagan's beloved Adventures With Barefoot Critters. From gathering honey to building cozy campfires, the friends make the most of every activity, both enjoying the great outdoors and staying snug inside. Learning the alphabet is fun when adventuring with these critters, and children and adults alike will delight in Teagan White's sweet, nostalgic illustrations.
Shiver Me Letters by
Call Number: E SOB
Publication Date: 2009-09-07
The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew has ordered them to capture the entire alphabet--and they'll walk the plank if they're missing a single letter! Now these swashbuckling mateys are embarking on an alphabet adventure unlike any other, and they won't (ahem, can't) rest until they've found an A, a Z, and everything in between.
June Sobel's hilarious text and Henry Cole's adventurous animal pirates harmonize in an irresistible book for alphabet-learning, pirate-loving kids everywhere.
There's a Zoo in Room 22 by
Call Number: J 811.54 SIE
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
The kids in Miss Darling's class are very lucky--what other classroom has its own alphabet zoo?
There's always an animal adventure unfolding in Room 22, with an Anaconda for lounging, a lunch-stealing Lemur, a Moose to hang coats, a Yak that kisses, and a Zorilla with fumes (pee-ewwww!).
From the author of the bestselling Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems comes another collection of delightfully playful poems. Every kid will want to join this class!
LMNO Peas by
Call Number: E BAK
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers - each one themed to a letter of the alphabet - and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in. Children will have so much fun poring over the detailed scenes that they won't even realize they're learning the alphabet along the way!
B Is for Bulldozer by
Call Number: E SOB BOARDBOOK
Publication Date: 2006-05-01
Get ready for a ride through the alphabet at a busy construction site. There's a big yellow Bulldozer, a tall shiny Crane, a rusty red Dump truck--and the construction crew is hard at work. But what are they building?
ABC ZooBorns! by
Call Number: E BLE
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
Calling all animal enthusiasts! It's time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Now available as a Classic Board Book, this edition of ABC ZooBorns! is perfect for the youngest of readers. Featuring adorable animal photos and zippy text, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelves!