Texas Alphabet Books

Boettcher, Cindy King.  A is for Aggie: A book of traditions illustrated by Benjamin C Knox. Brenham, Tex.: Beraam Pub. Co., 1998, 2004.  It's Aggie, Bonfire, Corps, Degree Elephant Walk, Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, Gig 'em, and so forth with notes.  Most pages are not football related.  Warm, inviting watercolors.  http://www.cindysbooks.com/AboutCindy.aspx   http://www.benjaminknox.com/books_more.asp
Bustard, Anne.  T is for Texas / Stillwater, MN, U.S.A.: Voyageur Press, 1989.  http://www.voyageurpress.com/    http://www.annebustard.com/work1.htm
Crane, Carol.  L is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet and illus by Alan Stacy.  Chelsea, Mi:  Sleeping Bear Press/Thomson Gale, 2001.  A good standard alphabet, but the paring of Sam Houston and Lyndon Johnson on the H page will require some intuitive leading by the parental reader.  The pairing of Scott Joplin and jalapenos works well.  http://www.sleepingbearpress.com/              http://www.carolcrane.org   http://www.alanfstacy.com
Howard, Will.  Arthur's Austin ABC: Arturo en Austin, un abecedario, illus by Ben Sargent and translated by Maria Isabel Jofre. Austin:  Winter Wheat House, dist by Will's Texana, 1980. Arthur the Armadillo tours Austin's landmarks and culture in lightly ploted episodes. Bi-lingual.  http://youngtexasreader.blogspot.com/
Parker, Laurie, writer and illustrator.  Texas Alphabet /  Brandon, Ms:  Quail Ridge Press, 2000.  Rhyming text with supplementary information on each page.  Each page is framed with the names of cities and towns whose names begin with the proper letter.  Traditiona scenes of cowboy life, nature, and some technology.  http://www.quailridge.com/  http://www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/writers/Parker.html
Rice, James. Texas Alphabet / Gretna: Pelican, 1999.  Texas Jack the jackrabbit colloquially takes yongsters from the Alamo to Sam Houston to oil to Lorenzo de Zavala. http://www.pelicanpub.com/  http://www.pelicanpub.com/Biog.asp?artist=James+Rice
Wade, Mary Dodson.  T is for Texas / illustrated  by Virginia Roeder. St. Charles, MO: GHB Publishers, 2000.  Wade interview at http://ravenstonepress.com/mdwade.html http://www.pelicanpub.com/Biog.asp?artist=Virginia+Marsh+Roeder
Whitney, Louise Doak.  B is for Buckaroo and by  Gleaves Whitney and illus by Susan Guy.  Chelsea, Mi:  Sleeping Bear Press/Thomson Gale, 2003.  An alphabet, pages designed in 4 parts:  large letters, rhymed caption, paragraph extending the information, and illus. Besides the usual, cowgirls, Pecos Bill, Will Rogers, and Zane Grey are included. Glossary of Spanish words.  Watercolors.  http://www.sleepingbearpress.com/  http://www.susanguy.com
[Extract from Children's Texana Picture and Easy Books … 150 titles. Compiled by Will Howard]

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