Jul 20

New to the Library: Spicy Alphabet

by Hannah Holt »


It’s been a while since I’ve added anything to the reading library. Sorry about that. Life has been as crazy as two babies dancing on a window ledge.

However, I’m excited to show you my latest addition.

Click the bookshelf and read it now!

In the mean time, I’d love to hear about your favorite spices, and your thoughts on this book.

  1. Joanna

    This is brilliant, Hannah. A someone who enjoys using many spices and herbs in cooking, I loved your descriptions and illustrations. You should sell this!!

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Joanna. My favorite part of this projects was the cooking. YUM!

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  3. Ramona

    Love your Spicy Alphabet Book – what a great idea! This would be such a great teaching tool for cookery classes and parents who love involving their children in the cooking process. Plus many families have herb gardens too!

    • Hannah Holt

      I love fresh herbs and herb gardens make it so convenient. Do you have one? If so, what do you grow?

  4. Heather Newman

    I love this idea! The photographs and layout of the book are gorgeous, Hannah.

    We love turmeric here, especially on potato wedges.

    • Hannah Holt

      Mmm. Turmeric on potato wedges sounds fantastic. Thanks for the compliments on the layout. Coming from you, I’ll take that as high praise. :)

  5. Eric VanRaepenbusch

    Awesome! Well-designed! Love it!

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Eric! Good luck with your latest Ghost Friends book launch!

  6. Susanna Leonard Hill

    Fantastic book, Hannah! No idea how you did it but it’s clever and gorgeous and educational! And love the trailer. My favorite part was your younger one with the lime leaf – what a face! :)

    • Hannah Holt

      Yes, not all of the spices were his favorite. But he was a good sport.

  7. Mom Holt

    This is a masterpiece! Colorful and inviting for children, but also a great reminder *or* a fun invitation for adults to expand their culinary horizons. Loved it.

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Mom. I tried to make it a good crossover book between adults and kids.

  8. Tara Oliver

    awesome book that I’ll have to read to my girls! I love that peppermint smells like pepper. :)

    • Hannah Holt

      “You can make lots of stuff with peppermint.” :)

  9. Kathy

    Very clever Hannah! I like it!

  10. Pam

    What a neat idea! I love your descriptions. This would make a great gift for that person who loves to experiment with cooking. Is this for sale?

  11. Pam

    Hit the subscribe button. Glad I found your library!

    • Hannah Holt

      I’m glad you found us, too. And sorry, but Spicy Alphabet is not on the market. I’ll explaining why in a post next week. In the meantime, thanks for the support!

  12. Julie Hedlund

    Hannah, I absolutely LOVE this! It’s so gorgeous. And now I’m hungry!!! :-)

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Julie. I’m hungry, too. Then again, I’m usually hungry.

  13. Darshana

    LOVE the book!
    I love pics the simplicity and color. I love that you have referenced spices from around the world. You need to get this book in hardcover.

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks Darshana, and double thanks for your shout out on twitter. :)

  14. Robin

    Love this book! Would like to get it for my nephews, and also get it for the school library (we do cooking with each grade). How can I find/order it? Photos are beautiful and I love the descriptions!!

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks so much, Robin. Right now you can only view it on this website. I might have other viewing options later, but they’ll be a ways down the road.

  15. Dana Carey

    Beautiful! Now I’m hungry for some spicy food. :)

    • Hannah Holt

      Thanks, Dana. Mmmm. What’s your favorite spicy dish?

  16. Renee LaTulippe

    This is really beautiful, Hannah! The colors, the concept, the layout, the photos – perfection! I love to bake, so my favorite is cinnamon “with a hint of holiday.”

  17. Carter Higgins

    Ha! Love the little nose plugging at the end. This is fantastic.

  18. Jarm Del Boccio

    Wish I could view it on my iPad…I’ll need to wait till I get home to my iMac. The cover is beautiful…it tempts me to look inside. Brilliant idea, Hannah!