Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

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The Lost Words

The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world All over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

An artistic collection of than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees Or that there s a Finnish word for the

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

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

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 Oliv

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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English English accents are the sexiest Americans have ruined the English language Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined Professor Lynne Murphy is on the

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Stegothesaurus

Stegothesaurus

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

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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions and it wasn t long before Peter began writing his own book But he didn t write stories he wrote lists Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he though

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

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

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

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The Word Collector

The Word Collector

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

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The Best Punctuation Book, Period

The Best Punctuation Book, Period

PUNCTUATE WITH CONFIDENCE NO MATTER THE STYLE Confused about punctuation There s a reason Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation situations the rule b

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Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones

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

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If the S in Moose Comes Loose

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

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

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