The Lost Words

The Lost WordsFrom Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world All over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a



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


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



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,


The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any LanguageJapanese has a term that covers both green and blue Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people Does language control and limit the way we think, such that each language gives its speakers a different


The Best Punctuation Book, Period

The Best Punctuation Book, PeriodPUNCTUATE WITH CONFIDENCE NO MATTER THE STYLE Confused about punctuation There s a reason Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation situations the rule


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 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


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


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


W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American DictionaryFrom an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it He started with a speller, including everyday words like scab, grub, and mop, and moved on to create a


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 ,