Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma QueenThe Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine dark sea In her New York Times bestseller Between You Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker s celebrated copy department In Greek to Me, she delivers

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 allothe

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, K

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 th

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

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 mak

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & StonesA feel good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs At first it was just cute

A Poem in Your Pocket

A Poem in Your PocketUsher in National Poetry Month with Mr Tiffin and his students, stars of the hugely popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin and The Apple Orchard Riddle Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her playful, child friendly story in the classroom, and this time, poetry from metaphors to acrostics to haiku is

500 Words You Should Know

500 Words You Should KnowFrom the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a l

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

Lexie the Word Wrangler

Lexie the Word WranglerLexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi, word wrangler, that is She watches over baby letters while they grow into words and ties shorter words together into longer ones she herds words into sentences, hitches sentences together, and pens them all in to tell a story But lately, somethi

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 an

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 ,

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and His ThesaurusFor shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions and it wasn t long before Peter began writing his own book But he didn t write stories he wrote lists Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he though