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The Word Wizard's Book of Adjectives

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177582

We use adjectives to describe and compare the things in our world. In this spellbinding book, the Word Wizard reveals the secrets of the magical world of adjectives, including synonyms, antonyms, and comparisons. Readers will discover the nuances of language as they look closely at adjectives that vary in intensity and those with closely related meanings. Writing prompts guide readers as they use adjectives to add detail and clarity.

Starting Your Own Blog

Kristin Fontichiaro (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624311994

Blogs are a great place to practice using technology to produce and publish writing, interact and collaborate with others, and share ideas with the world. Readers of this book will learn how to set up and maintain their own blogs for personal or educational use. They will find out how to write and edit posts using clear and descriptive language, add photos and other media to emphasize facts or details, and interact appropriately with readers in collaborative discussions held through blog commenting systems.

R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

Judy Young (author), Victor Juhasz (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627532051

Bring the magic of poetry to life with R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet. From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a delightful collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an accompanying poem so readers can see the method at work. Whether haiku or rap, sonnets or cinquain, budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put their imaginations to work crafting their own poems.

S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

Esther Hershenhorn (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365982

What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)!

Super Parentheses Saves the Day!

Rachel Lynette (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733195

Explains the basics of how parentheses are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their use.

Super Period Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733164

Explains the basics of how the period is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Question Mark Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733171

Explains the basics of how the question mark is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Quotation Marks Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733188

Explains the basics of how quotation marks are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their use.

Super Colon Saves the Day!

Rachel Lynette (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733133

Explains the basics of how the colon is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Exclamation Point Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733157

Explains the basics of how the exclamation point is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Apostrophe Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733126

Explains the basics of how the apostrophe is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Super Comma Saves the Day!

Nadia Higgins (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733140

Explains the basics of how the comma is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.

Similes and Metaphors

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730383

The key to making literacy more exciting is finding ways to liven up the written word. Students will be amazed to see how certain figures of speech can add creativity to the simplest of sentences. Discover how similes and metaphors can paint vivid pictures that are sure to make both reading and writing more pleasurable.

Sara at the Store: The Sound of S

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549985

Learn about the sound of the letter S, as Sara and her mother go to the store to buy sandals, but end up buying surprises for the entire family.

Roy on the Ranch: The Sound of R

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549978

Learn about the sound of the letter R, as Roy and his horse Big Red and dog Rascal have adventures on their ranch.

Punctuation

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730376

Exclamation points, periods, question marks, and commas--all these are common forms of punctuation, and each has the potential to prove confusing to kids learning grammar. Discover the proper use of punctuation and find out why it's such an important concept to master.

Prepositions

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730147

Where can you find prepositions? Are they under a rock? Around the corner? Over a hill? The easiest place to find them is right here in this book! Young readers will learn all about prepositions and how to use them.

Prefixes and Suffixes

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730130

When learning to read, kids are often intimidated by 'bigger' words. This title teaches younger audiences how to break such words apart and introduces them to the concept of roots. Reading becomes easy and fun once it's clear how various letter combinations can change a word's meaning.

Nouns

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730123

A book about nouns? How could you have a book without them? Nouns make up the world around us, and they make up most of our writing and speaking, too. With this book, young readers will learn how to identify and use different kinds of nouns.

Lilly's Lost Lunch: The Sound of L

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549909

Learn about the sound of the letter L, as Lilly gets up late, loses her left shoes, and can't find her lunch.

Kella's Kitten: The Sound of K

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549893

Learn about the sound of the letter K, as Kella gets a new kitten Kippy and learns to love him.

Jeff's Job: The Sound of J

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549886

Learn about the sound of the letter J, as Jeff wants to have a fun job, just as his brother Jake and sister Jasmine do.

Interjections

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore, Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730116

Wow! A book all about interjections! What is an interjection, anyway? Find out just that as you explore the ways interjections work in reading, writing, and speaking. Interjections will make your sentences more exciting--no kidding!

Verbs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601894

A simple overview of verbs--the words that tell what subjects do--including their uses in sentences, their tenses and person, and how to match them with singular and plural nouns.

Nouns

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601887

A simple overview of nouns--the words that name things--including their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot singular and plural forms.