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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.Judy Young remembers showing one of her poems to her grandmother when she was about 10 years old, and she has been in love with writing poetry ever since. Judy is the author of another Sleeping Bear Press book, S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet. Judy lives with her family near Springfield, Missouri. Victor Juhasz's humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by such clients as Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. He is also the illustrator of the popular D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet. Victor lives and works in Stephentown, New York.

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)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.

How to Write an E-mail

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800297

E-mail is a popular form of communication. People use it to chat with friends and conduct business. The activities in this book will teach readers what it takes to write e-mail for any situation.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Matter

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731641

Explains what matter is and its different states; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different matter concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Plants

Shirley Duke (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731658

Explains what plants are and how they grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different plant concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Simple Machines

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731603

Explains what simple machines are and what they do; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different simple machine concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Soils

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731665

Explains what soil is made from and what it contains; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different soil concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Sound

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731672

Explains what sound is, how it travels, and how we hear sound; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different sound concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with the Water Cycle

Shirley Duke (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731696

Explains what the water cycle is; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different water cycle concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Electricity

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731580

Explains what electricity is and how it is conducted; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different electricity concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Insects

Katie Marsico (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731597

Explains what insects are and how they live and grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different insect concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Life Cycles

Katie Marsico (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731610

Explains what life cycles are and how plants and animals grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different life cycle concepts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It's a Long Shot! (And Other Strange Sayings)

Cynthia Amoroso (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735210

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'It's a long shot.'

Interjections

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

I'm All Thumbs! (And Other Odd Things We Say)

Cynthia Amoroso (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735203

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'I'm all thumbs.'