Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

15 October 2019 | By Mary Norris | Filed in: words.

The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine dark sea In her New York Times bestseller Between You Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker s celebrated copy department In Greek to Me, she delivers


15 October 2019 | 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 allothe

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

15 October 2019 | 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, K

Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors

15 October 2019 | 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 th

The Word Collector

15 October 2019 | 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 th

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

15 October 2019 | 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

Little Bird's Bad Word

15 October 2019 | 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 mak

Sticks & Stones

15 October 2019 | 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 Ever 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 cute

A Poem in Your Pocket

15 October 2019 | 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

500 Words You Should Know

15 October 2019 | By Caroline Taggart | Filed in: words.

From the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a l

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

15 October 2019 | 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

Lexie the Word Wrangler

15 October 2019 | 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