The Great Dictionary Caper

21 February 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

Little Bird's Bad Word

21 February 2020 | By Jacob Grant | Filed in: words.

Little Bird learned a new word He loves it so much that he s bursting to share it with all of his friends BLARK BLARK BLARK The only problem is, this isn t a very nice word Little Bird doesn t realize it, but this word might even hurt someone s feelings What word will Little Bird learn to

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

21 February 2020 | By Kory Stamper | Filed in: words.

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made a must read for word mavens While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself With sharp wit and irreverence,

The Word Collector

21 February 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 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 Plan

21 February 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.

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

21 February 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 We learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules Yet, as Oliver

Words on the Move: Why English Won't—and Can't—Sit Still (Like, Literally)

21 February 2020 | By John McWhorter | Filed in: words.

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing but we tend not to like it We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the

A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

21 February 2020 | By Emmy J. Favilla | Filed in: words.

A World Without Whom is Eats, Shoots Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go to style guru of webspeak As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of correct writing When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

21 February 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 Rollicking, clever, and a great way to have fun with letters, If the S in Moose Comes Loose is a seriously wild ride

Stegothesaurus

21 February 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 Stegothesaurus s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers So when he makes a friend an

Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors

21 February 2020 | By Kate Gavino | Filed in: words.

Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise, and hilarious things they say at their readingsWhy do we go to book readings For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of

Where's the BaBOOn?

21 February 2020 | By Michaël Escoffier | Filed in: words.

Step right up, fearless readers Today, in this very book, we will PROVE to you that a snake can hide in a snowflake, that pigs can paint, and that the ones who copy the most are not necessarily cats Prepare to be AMAZED by the game of hide n seek the words play These tricksters are true experts

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

21 February 2020 | By Yee-Lum Mak | Filed in: words.

Discover 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

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

21 February 2020 | By Lynne Truss | Filed in: words.

In 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