The Great Dictionary Caper

The Great Dictionary CaperWords have secret lives On a quiet afternoon the words escape the dictionary much to the consternation of Mr Noah Webster and flock to Hollywood for a huge annual event Lexi Con Liberated from the pages, words get together with friends and relations in groups including an onomatopoeia marching

Little Bird's Bad Word

Little Bird's Bad WordLittle Bird learned a new word He loves it so much that he s bursting to share it with all of his friends BLARK BLARK BLARK The only problem is, this isn t a very nice word Little Bird doesn t realize it, but this word might even hurt someone s feelings What word will Little Bird learn to

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Word by Word: The Secret Life of DictionariesBrimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made a must read for word mavens While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself With sharp wit and irreverence,

The Word Collector

The Word CollectorSome people collect stamps.Some people collect coins.Some people collect art.And Jerome Jerome collected words In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him short and sweet words, two syllable treats, and multisyllable words

The Plan

The PlanAs a father and daughter cope with a loss, they rediscover an important piece of family history and begin building a new life Alison Paul and Barbara Lehman s innovative picture book collaboration proves the only difference between reality and a dream is a plan.

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

If the S in Moose Comes LooseSpelling has never been so zany When the S in MOOSE comes loose, Cow must find the missing letters and glue MOOSE back together Perfect for fans of Michael Hall and Sandra Boynton Rollicking, clever, and a great way to have fun with letters, If the S in Moose Comes Loose is a seriously wild ride

Stegothesaurus

StegothesaurusA fun, playful, energetic story starring two stegosauruses and one stegothesaurus about family and synonyms for the young word lover in your home, residence, or abode Stegothesaurus s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers So when he makes a friend an

Where's the BaBOOn?

Where's the BaBOOn?Step right up, fearless readers Today, in this very book, we will PROVE to you that a snake can hide in a snowflake, that pigs can paint, and that the ones who copy the most are not necessarily cats Prepare to be AMAZED by the game of hide n seek the words play These tricksters are true experts

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the WorldDiscover words to surprise, delight, and enamor Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first Other Wordly is an irresistible gift for lovers of words and

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to PunctuationIn Eats, Shoots Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That WayWith dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language From the first descent of the larynx into the throat why you can talk but your dog can t ,