100 Scope Notes
January 6, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Ellen Heck has redefined the very notion of an abecedarian text. Redefine what it means to be an alphabet book with this gorgeous trip through 70 different languages.
September 28, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Your greatest abecedarian wishes are about to come true. The Grolier Club of NYC is hosting a free exhibit of a personal collection of alphabet books through the centuries. There are even free lunchtime tours! Here are the details.
December 6, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Every year we see alphabet books that inform, instruct, and entertain. For today's list, these are the 2018 titles that really took the ball and ran with it.
December 6, 2017 by Betsy Bird
There’s always one. One sneaky little abecedarian delight that manages to elude my notice when I type up this list. This year it was almost The Little Red Cat, but I managed to remember it just in time. Still . . . I don’t trust myself. Someone’s not here. Can you figure out who it […]
December 6, 2016 by Betsy Bird
“In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all.” That catchy little ditty was from one of the earlier abecedarian picture books for children in America (the 1784 edition of The New England Primer, in case you’re curious). Practically from our nation’s inception, alphabet books were a go-to resource for teaching children to read. Every year more and […]
February 26, 2016 by Betsy Bird
¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! / Olinguito, from A to Z By Lulu Delacre Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books $18.95 ISBN: 978-0-89239-327-5 Ages 4-7 On shelves now Adults, I have a little secret. Have you ever wanted to sound smart at dinner parties? Knowledgeable in the ways of […]
100 Scope Notes
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