Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala, volumes Aleph and Bet, by Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, and Hilla Kobliner. Publisher: Academon, the Hebrew University Students˝ Printing and Publishing House: Jerusalem. (Note that this title is translated into English as: Hebrew from Scratch.). Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala is published in Israel. It is available from several on-line booksellers whom you can identify by doing a search under the title. It can also be ordered from West Side Judaica, 2412 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, (212–362–7846) or from Sefer Israel, 28 West 27th Street, Rm 402, New York, NY 10001, (212–725–5890).
Hayesod: Fundamentals of Hebrew, New Edition by Luba Uveeler. Publisher: Feldheim Publishing. Hayesod is more readily available in college and general bookstores or can be ordered through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or other on-line booksellers. Hayesod, is also useful in preparing for the exam. It is however, less useful for vocabulary than for grammar preparation.
Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Edition 1 by Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, Sara Hascal. Publisher: Brandeis University Press, 2005.
A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew by Edna Amir Coffin and Smuel Bolozky. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2005.