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Vocabulary Development


Fun Books for Vocabulary Development
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner
Author(s) : Fred Gwynne
Price :$7.99
With his hilarious wordplay and zany humor, Fred Gwynne keeps children of all ages in stitches!
 
A little girl pictures the things her parents talk about, such as a chocolate moose, a gorilla war, and shoe trees.
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink
What Is a Noun?

Author(s) : Brian Cleary
Illustrator(s) : Jenya Prosmitsky
Price :$15.95
Grade 2 - 5
What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain--and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Promitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for young readers. Nouns are printed in color for easy identification, and the playful rhymes and illustrations combine to highlight key words.
Baloney
Author(s) : Jon Scieszka
Illustrator(s) : Lane Smith
Price :$6.99
A transmission received from outer space in a combination of different Earth languages tells of an alien schoolboy's fantastic excuse for being late to school again.
 
This New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller follows Henry’s tall tale of his lost zimulis with graphically created piksas that help explain just exactly what Henry is talking about. An out-of-this-world experience, the book is told in at least twenty different Earth languages, and is probably the best excuse ever for being late to szkola.
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely
What Is An Adverb?

Author(s) : Brian Cleary
Illustrator(s) : Brian Gable
Price :$6.95
Grades 2 - 5
Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers with delightfully playful rhymes and extremely humorous illustrations. For easy identification, adverbs are printed in color and key words are illustrated on each page.
Eight Ate
A Feast of Homonym Riddles

Author(s) : Marvin Terban
Illustrator(s) : Giulio Maestro
Price :$6.95
From a bare bear to a foul fowl, this collection of original riddles will keep children laughing as they learn.   A collection of original riddles, each using a homonym as the answer : bizarre-bazaar, knight-night, and similar pairs of words.
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary
What Is an Adjective?

Author(s) : Brian Cleary
Illustrator(s) : Jenya Prosmitsky
Price :$6.95
Grades 2 - 5
Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain an appreciation for the rhythm of language in this lighthearted book of rhyming verse. Adjectives like frilly, silly, polka-dotted, fizzy, and spunky are printed in color, and all the words will tickle you pink!
 
I And You And Don't Forget Who
What Is a Pronoun?

Author(s) : Brian Cleary
Illustrator(s) : Brian Gable
Price :$6.95
Grades 2 - 5
The latest addition to the best-selling Words Are CATegorical series, this fun-filled guide uses playful puns and humorous illustrations to creatively clarify the concept of pronouns. Key pronouns appear in color for easy identification to show, not tell, readers what pronouns are all about.
Miss Alaineus
A Vocabulary Disaster

Author(s) : Debra Frasier
Price :$17.00
Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said The Sloth
Author(s) : Eric Carle
Price :$16.99
Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that's how the sloth lives. He hangs upside-down from the branch of a tree, night and day, in the sun and in the rain, while the other animals of the rain forest rush past him. "Why are you so slow? Why are you so quiet? Why are you so lazy?" the others ask the sloth. And, after a long, long, long time, the sloth finally tells them!

Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this original picture book is an exquisite showcase of Eric Carle's colorful collage art-with a meaningful message: Slow down! Take time to enjoy your world.
There's a Frog in My Throat
440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me

Author(s) : Loreen Leedy
Illustrator(s) : Pat Street
Price :$6.95
440 Animal Sayings A Little Bird Told Me. An amusing and informative collection of animal sayings.
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