Tag Archives: Words & Language

Letters from Father Christmas 25th Anniv

Author: J R R Tolkien Publisher: Harpercollins Product Description This revised edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’ includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in […]

Baby Bear’s Christmas (Brimax interactive flap books)

Author: Publisher: Brimax

Trophies Practice Book Grade 5

Author: HSP Publisher: Hmh School

The Christmas Book

Author: Caroline Royds Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Poems, stories, and carols for each of the twelve days of Christmas.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Ian Beck Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description Ian Beck’s delicate, nostalgic illustrations are known and loved throughout the world. His work evokes a gentle ideal of childhood in the tradition of Kate Greenaway and Edward Ardizzone, and his books for young children are full of humour and fun, while at the same time […]

What Color Is It?/zQue color es este? (Good Beginnings) (Spanish Edition)

Author: Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Product Description This series of full-color board books, with both English and Spanish on each page, will intrigue youngsters while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them. The books feature charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.

Willow at Christmas

Author: Camilla Ashforth Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Product Description An exquisitely cosy water-colour book about the gentlest bear you’ll ever meet. Willow is the gentlest bear you ever will meet. He lives at the foot of the Appleby Downs on Paradise Farm. He loves the crisp, cold days and cosy nights of Christmas and for […]

A Christmas Story

Author: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description An original account of the events of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a small child. Rebecca and her little donkey go in search of the donkey’s mother, which Mary and Joseph have taken with them to Bethlehem. By the author of “Carousel”.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Mcdougal Littell Literature Connections (HRW Library (Holt))

Author: Publisher: Holt McDougal Product Description A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Standard Test Lessons in Reading: Book C

Author: Lelah M. Crabbs Publisher: Teachers College Press

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses

Rating: (145 reviews) Author: Dorothy Richmond Publisher: McGraw-Hill Product Description This convenient worktext gives students a unique approach to learning, remembering, and reviewing how to use Spanish verbs correctly. The book provides a systematic presentation and review of Spanish verb forms and explains when and why a certain verb tense should be used. Practice Makes […]

Hark! A Christmas Sampler

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description A collection of stories, poems, legends, folktales, and carols relating to Christmas.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela : With Connections (MacMillan Profiles)

Rating: (136 reviews) Author: Nelson Mandela Publisher: Holt McDougal Product Description An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Amazon.com Review The famously […]

How to Spell Like a Champ

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Barrie Trinkle, Carolyn Andrews, Paige Kimble Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description Be all over “minuscule.” Score big with “curvaceous.” Hit “trireme” out of the park. From the authorities behind the Scripps National Spelling Bee comes a comprehensive illustrated book on the endangered art of spelling. Written for ages 9 and […]

CliffsAP English Language and Composition (Cliffs AP)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Barbara V. Swovelin Publisher: Cliffs Notes Product Description Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP English Language and Composition exam Why CliffsAP Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! Written by test prep specialists About the contents: Part I: Introduction * […]

A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Ralph Fletcher Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Ages 8-12. Fans of Harriet the Spy who want to try keeping their own writer’s notebook will appreciate this inspiring handbook. Written in a direct, non-condescending style, writer-to-writer, it offers realistic, experienced advice on how to keep notes and use them to create stories and poems. […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards (Eric Carle)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in […]

Baby’s First Words in Chinese (Baby’s First Words)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Living Language Publisher: Living Language Book Description Before they focus in on their native language, babies have an amazing ability to hear and absorb sounds that adults unconsciously block out, like the subtleties of a foreign language. Baby’s First Words in Chinese is an introduction to the sounds of Chinese and […]

Increase Your Score In 3 Minutes A Day: ACT Reading (Increase Your Score)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Randall McCutcheon, James Schaffer Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Description Accessible, concise guides for quicker, more effective studying These new additions to the Increase Your Score series present key principles and practical strategies for the ACT Writing Test (new for 2005) and the ACT Reading Test, explained in manageable, bite-size sections ideal for […]

Painless Grammar (Painless Series)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Rebecca Elliott Ph.D. Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Book Description This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech and sentence structure with down-to-earth examples, funny illustrations, and examination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the English language. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is […]

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. “The Bears’ rules for safe conduct among strangers […]

The Alphabet Book (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: P.D. Eastman Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description From American ants to zebras with zithers, kids will love exploring the alphabet in this classically creative P. D. Eastman alphabet book.

Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit: How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Book Description The Grinch Wins a 4th Place Mercury Award! Seussian Scrouge gets Christmas spirit, in Latin! Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit (The Latin version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas) features Dr. Seuss’ original artwork and a translation that echoes the love of word play […]

Christmas Carol (Eyewitness Classics)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd

Critical Reading Workbook for the SAT (Critical Reading Workbook for the Sat)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Sharon Weiner Green, Mitchel Weiner Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series Book Description Concentrating on the Critical Reading section of the newly structured SAT college entrance exam, this test-preparation workbook presents tips, questions, answers, and answer explanations for the section’s two main question types—sentence completion questions and reading comprehension questions—as well as extensive […]

Eating the Alphabet

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: Red Wagon Books Amazon.com Ages 1-3. This appetizing alphabet book shows fruits and vegetables so juicy and alive, you’ll wish they could jump off the page and into your mouth. Even vegetable haters will find it hard to resist the vibrantly colored collage illustrations, which make each item […]

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Lynne Truss Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Book Description Young and young-at-heart sticklers, unite! Lynne Truss and illustrator Bonnie Timmons provide hilarious proof that punctuation really does matter. Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing […]

Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House 15, paper)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Jack and Annie are off in search of another story in jeopardy, this time at a monastery in ancient Ireland. Trouble arrives when Vikings land, and Jack and Annie must find a way to escape!  

Kaplan SAT Vocabulary Flashcards Flip-O-Matic (Flip-o-matic)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Kaplan Publisher: Kaplan Education Book Description Kaplan SAT Vocabulary Flashcards Flip-O-Matic, Second Edition features: *500 essential SAT vocabulary words, their definitions, and sample sentences in a unique flashcard format

Scholastic Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Scholastic Inc. Publisher: Scholastic Reference Book Description Containing 12,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms, and 2,000 homonyms, this versatile book is the perfect reference tool for student writers. Not only will it help students expand their vocabularies, this lightweight volume will help young people pick the perfect words to express their thought and […]

Letters and Numbers for Me

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jan Olsen Publisher: Handwriting Without Tears

The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Priscilla Turner Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Book Description The unknown history of letters For as long as any letter could remember, Vowels and Consonants had been enemies. U without N? Q without U? Mpssh! you say. Yet once, long ago, P’s and Q’s minded their p’s and q’s, and […]