The Word Collector

14 July 2020 | By Peter H. Reynolds | Filed in: words.

Some people collect stamps.Some people collect coins.Some people collect art.And Jerome Jerome collected words nIn 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 t

First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life

14 July 2020 | By Joe Moran | Filed in: words.

What a lovely thing this is a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences Any writer should read it Bee Wilson n n Thoughtful, engaging, and lively when you ve read it, you realise you ve changed your attitude to writing and reading John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor

Lexie the Word Wrangler

14 July 2020 | By Rebecca Van Slyke | Filed in: words.

Lexie 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

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

14 July 2020 | By Peter Hermann | Filed in: words.

Spelling 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 n nRollicking, clever, and a great way to have fun with letters, If the S in Moose Comes Loose is a seriously wild ride

Accidence Will Happen: A Recovering Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style

14 July 2020 | By Oliver Kamm | Filed in: words.

Are standards of English alright or should that be all right To knowingly split an infinitive or not to And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with and n nWe learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules Yet, as Oli

The Great Dictionary Caper

14 July 2020 | By Judy Sierra | Filed in: words.

Words 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

Stegothesaurus

14 July 2020 | By Bridget Heos | Filed in: words.

A 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 n nStegothesaurus s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers So when he makes a friend an alloth

The Plan

14 July 2020 | By Alison Paul | Filed in: words.

As 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 n n

Sticks & Stones

14 July 2020 | By Abby Cooper | Filed in: words.

A 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 n nEver 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 cut

A Poem in Your Pocket

14 July 2020 | By Margaret McNamara | Filed in: words.

Usher 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

The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

14 July 2020 | By David Crystal | Filed in: words.

A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever n nWherever you go in the English speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, an