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Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp by
Call Number: PE1271 .C57 2007
Have fun with language! One book is never enough to explore the wide range of verbs! In this follow-up to To Root, to Toot, to Parachute, the crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of both action verbs and linking verbs.
To Root, to Toot, to Parachute by
Call Number: PE1271 .C58 2001X
What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain! In this fun and animated introduction to grammar, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs.
It's Hard to Be a Verb! Activity and Idea Book by
Call Number: LB1576 .C68 2010X
A companion book for the It's Hard to be a Verb story book by Julia Cook. Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Worksheets and activities may be reproduced for a specific group or class.
If You Were a Verb by
Call Number: PE1271 .D34 2006
Provides an introduction to verbs. Includes an activity.
Bullfrog Pops! by
Call Number: PE1271 .W35 2011
Woven through the western town of Ravenous Gulch, the story leaves a cast of many hopping mad. However, just as things look bleak, transitive and intransitive verbs turn the tables and take Bullfrog on another adventure.
Jump, Jog, Leapfrog by
Call Number: PE1271 .T685 2007
Takes a funny and imaginative look at verbs - or action words! Tracy Traynor shows young readers the words in action with fantastic illustrations by a popular author-illustrator team. This fun and educational book also includes a helpful list of synonyms.
Kites Sail High by
Call Number: PE1271 .H45 1998X
Explore language and discover how to identify verbs and their many forms from the imperative mood to active vs. passive voice to verb phrases.
I Yam a Donkey! by
Call Number: PZ7.B38891527 Iam 2015
Even frustrated grammarians will giggle at the who's-on-first routine that begins with a donkey's excited announcement, "I yam a donkey!" Unfortunately the donkey's audience happens to be a yam, and one who is particular about sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar.
Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack! by
Call Number: PZ8.3.C555 Cru 2018
Enthusiastic young students make their way from band room (Rattle! Boom! Twang!) to the gym (Whiff! Whack! Swish!) to the science lab (Hiss! Spurt! Ding!) and beyond. Brief back matter offers additional examples of onomatopoeias.
Call Number: PZ7.L3231 Eek 2020x
Make some noise for the most fun alphabet book you'll read this year! A lively, engaging read aloud just right for toddlers and preschoolers.
If You Were Onomatopoeia by
Call Number: PE1597 .S53 2008
If you were onomatopoeia, you would be a word that sounds like the action it describes. You could CRASH, BOOM, or BANG! What else could you do if you were onomatopoeia?
Small Walt by
Call Number: PZ8.3.V712639 Sm 2017
Brimming with onomatopoeia and Walt's affirming chants, this sweet picture book shows that when it comes to strength, size doesn't matter.
Everybody in the Red Brick Building by
Call Number: PZ7.1.W984 Ev 2021 - Picture Books
Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . . WaaaAAH! Rraak! Wake up! Pitter patter STOMP! Pssheew! A chain reaction of noises wakes up several children (and a cat) living in an apartment building. But it's late in the night, so despite the disturbances, one by one, the building's inhabitants return to their beds--this time with a new set of sounds to lull them to sleep.
Homophones and Homographs
If You Were a Homonym or a Homophone by
Call Number: PE1595 .L64 2007
If you were a homophone, you would be pronounced the same as another word, but you would have a different spelling and a different meaning. Learn the difference between these two tricky concepts.
Dear Deer by
Call Number: PZ7 .B275366 DEA 2007
Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees.
The Dove Dove by
Call Number: PN6371.5 .T42 1988
Offers an amusing way to learn all about homographs through seventy riddle sentences in which the reader substitutes a homograph.
Yaks Yak by
Call Number: PZ7.P22115 Yak 2016
At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names.
Conjunctions and Interjections
But and for, yet and Nor by
Call Number: PE1345 .C54 2010
What is a conjunction? You'll find the answer inside this book--because it's chock-full of conjunctions!
If You Were a Conjunction by
Call Number: PE1345 .L64 2007
If you were a conjunction, you would join other words or groups of words together. You could be spicy AND tasty OR sweet AND sour. What else could you be if you were a conjunction?
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal! by
Call Number: PE1355 .H45 2000X
Learning about interjections and conjunctions is fun with this dazzlingly illustrated book from Ruth Heller's World of Language series.
Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh! by
Call Number: PE1355 .C54 2011
What is an interjection? Oh, my! You'll find the answer inside this book--it's packed with interjections.
If You Were an Interjection by
Call Number: PE1355 .L64 2007
If you were an interjection, you would show strong feeling or emotion. WOW! YIPPEE! YIKES! WOOHOO! If you were an interjection, what else could you do?
Yum! Yuck! by
Call Number: P287 .P37 2005
"At a busy street market, kids eating ice cream exclaim, "Yum!" in English, "Geshmak!" in Yiddish, and "Nam-nam!" in Danish. But disaster strikes when a little dog overturns a spice cart, showering pepper on everyone's ice cream. Will the kids end up crying, "Hai hai," or cheering, "¡Yupi!"?
Madam and Nun And 1001 by
Call Number: PN6371.5 .C53 2012
What is a palindrome? Read this book forward or backward to find out!
If You Were a Palindrome by
Call Number: PN6371.5 .D345 2007
If you were a palindrome, you would read the same forward or backward. You could be a PUP, a MOM, or a DAD. Find other palindrome examples in this book.
Too Hot to Hoot by
Call Number: PN6371.5 .T44 1985
"Madam, I'm Adam." Can you read this sentence backward? If you can, then it's a palindrome -- and this book is filled with them!
Mom and Dad Are Palindromes by
Call Number: PZ7 .S559445 MOM 2006
Bob has a problem. He's a palindrome. In fact, once he learns what a palindrome is, he starts finding palindromes everywhere: his little sis, Nan; his pup, Otto; even his Mom and Dad! It's making Bobfeel like a kook. Is there no escape?
Prefixes and Suffixes
If You Were a Prefix by
Call Number: PE1175 .A23 2009
In this imaginative picture book, young grammarians are introduced to prefixes.
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis- by
Call Number: PE1175 .C54 2013
Have fun learning language! What is a prefix? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's overflowing with prefixes.
Pit Stop Prefixes by
Call Number: PE1175 .R87 2009
Fast-paced, high-interest narratives built around sports- Featured part of speech highlighted in text- Sidebars define and explain parts of speech.
If You Were a Suffix by
Call Number: PE1175 .A24 2009
If you were a suffix, you would always be at the end of a word. You could make "tall" become the TALLEST. You could make "end" become ENDLESS. What else could you do if you were a suffix?
-Ful and -Less, -Er And -Ness by
Call Number: PE1175 .C523 2014
Turns traditional grammar lessons on end! Read and reread this book aloud and delight in the sense--and nonsense--of words. What is a suffix? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's overflowing with wonderful suffixes.
Happy Endings by
Call Number: PZ7 .P97325 HAP 2011
Yikes! Mr. Wright announces that word endings will be tackled after lunch. The suffixes written on Mr. Wright's board are in a tizzy. How can they defend themselves and prove that suffixes are helpful?
Under, over, by the Clover by
Call Number: PE1335 .C58 2002
Have fun learning about language! In this fun-filled book, playful puns and comical cartoon cats combine to show, not tell, readers what prepositions are all about.
If You Were a Preposition by
Call Number: PE1335 .L64 2007
If you were a preposition, you would connect a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence.
Behind the Mask by
Call Number: PE1335 .H45 1998X
Through clever, rhyming text and boldly colorful illustrations, students and language lovers of all ages will enjoy exploring Ruth Heller's world of prepositions.
Up, down, and Around by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .A957 UP 2007
This garden is on the move! A good-time, rollicking celebration of things that grow. PEPPERS GROW UP. POTATOES GROW DOWN. PUMPKINS VINE AROUND AND AROUND. From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life in all directions!
Rena and Rio Build a Rhyme by
Call Number: PN1059 .R5 H35 2011
"Two friends visit a candy shop and have treats while learning how to write poems that rhyme. This series can get young writers writing their own poems! Join in on the adventure as friends learn the basics of writing poetry and the use of rhyme, meter, alliteration, and other tools to write their own poems.
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme by
Call Number: PS586.3 .R39 2005
When Jack Prelutksy posted the first couplet of a funny poem on a Web site and invited children to finish it, he expected about 100 responses. He got thousands. Now he has come up with an anthology of poems on 10 popular subjects by well-known poets and combined it with his own poem-starts.
Rhyme and Punishment by
Call Number: PS3553 .L39144 R49 2006
This imaginative collection of silly and sophisticated puns uncovers double meanings that are kind dove hiding in everyday phrases. a helpful pun-unciation guide is included on porpoise to help ewe give it a try!
Builder Goose by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .A737 BU 2012
One, two, here comes the crew! Three, four, here come more... With three dump trucks, an itsy-bitsy skid steer, and a host of other equipment, there's a whole lot of building going on here!
Rufus and Friends Rhyme Time by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .T686 RU 2008
Rufus and his canine friends put on a play of extended nursery rhymes in this book which helps build phonemic awareness. Hidden pictures on each page begin with the featured letter from the alliterative poems.
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .S577 TH 2006
Sierra's funny read-aloud romp presents a monster that makes a goo-filled crust, lures hundreds and thousands of succulent flies into it, and invites his disgusting-ist friends and relations to a gala fly-pie party. Illustrations.
If You Were a Compound Word by
Call Number: PE1175 .S43 2009
If you were a compound word, you would be two words in one. You could take a house and a boat and make a HOUSEBOAT. You could take a boat that rows and make it a ROWBOAT. What else could you do if you were a compound word?
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick by
Call Number: PE1175 .C55 2011
What is a compound word? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's a stockpile of compound words!
If You Were Alliteration by
Call Number: PE1135 .S53 2008
If you were alliteration, you would be the same sound at the beginning of two or more words. You could be FANTISTIC FAMILY FUN FOR the FRANK FAMILY or COMPLETE COMIC CHAOS for the CASTER CLAN. What else could you do if you were alliteration?
Betty's Burgled Bakery by
Call Number: PZ7.7.N526 Be 2017
When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right--and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries.
Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees by
Call Number: PE1135 .C54 2015
What is alliteration? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's packed with wonderful and wacky words that start with similar sounds.
Walter Was Worried by
Call Number: PZ7 .S4514 WAL 2005
Opposite the simple declarative sentence, "Walter was worried" is a portrait of a very worried Walter. But wait! The letters that spell out his feelings form his facial characteristics, as well as his expression.
Bicycle Bash by
Call Number: PZ7.1 .F369 Bi 2021 - Picture Books
The wheels keep turning in Cycle City, and it's finally time for the annual Bicycle Bash, where one and all can ride their bikes indoors. Etta's been specially invited by her Aunt Ellen to attend!
If You Were a Noun by
Call Number: PE1201 .D34 2006
Provides an introduction to nouns and proper nouns. Includes an activity.
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink by
Call Number: PE1201 .C58 1999
What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain--and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Prosmitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for young readers.
A Cache of Jewels by
Call Number: PE1689 .H45 1998X
Call Number: PE1201 .H4 1998X
Perfect for introductory grammar lessons!
Your Foot's on My Feet by
Call Number: PE1216 .T47 1986
Tongue-twisting verses and rib-tickling illustrations make it fun to learn the correct plurals of more than ninety irregular nouns.
A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime by
Call Number: PE1201 .C577 2006
One book couldn't possibly be enough to cover the topic of nouns. The cats are back with their comical examples to drive home to readers just what a noun is. Specific types of nouns--such as abstract nouns and proper nouns--are also introduced in this giggle-a-page expansion on the topic.
Little Red Writing by
Call Number: PZ7 .H7427 LIT 2013
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling ofLittle Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.
A Crash of Rhinos by
Call Number: PZ8.3.D239 Cr 2016
Parents and children will love sharing this hilarious and imaginative read-aloud filled with clever word play and bright illustrations that introduce readers to the surprising world of collective nouns used to name some of your favorite animal groups.
A Gaggle of Geese: The Collective Names of the Animal Kingdom by
Call Number: QL49 .B7465 1995X
Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies by
Call Number: PE1216 .C54 2012
What are irregular plurals? You'll find the answer inside this book--full of ponies, teeth, potatoes, and geese! Brian P. Cleary's whimsical rhymes and Brian Gable's comical illustrations team up to give helpful guidelines for forming plurals when the usual rules of adding s or es don't apply.
Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by
Call Number: PZ7 .P97325 NOU 2007X
It's Field Day in Mr. Wright's class, and not just for the students. Nouns and verbs want to play their own games, such as tug-of-words and three-legged races. But wait! No one is getting anywhere. First nouns and verbs will have to learn about the kind of teamwork needed to make a sentence.
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner by
Call Number: PE1595 .G73 2010X
With his hilarious wordplay and zany humor, Fred Gwynne keeps children of all ages in stitches!
Does a Sea Cow Say Moo? by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .H248 DOE 2008
Flash is a visitor to our world who is learning about the creatures of the ocean, but he has some big questions. Can you wish on a starfish? And saddle a sea horse? Flash's computer shows him pictures to explain the possibilities, but something about them is a bit fishy. So his new friend Jack offers to help, and happily paints a clear picture of each confusing creature for Flash in his trusty notebook.
Eight Ate by
Call Number: PN6371.5 .T43 1982
From a bare bear to a foul fowl, this collection of original riddles will keep children laughing as they learn.
The King Who Rained by
Call Number: PE1595 .G75 1970X
Confused by the different meanings of words that sound alike, a little girl imagines such unusual sights as "a king who rained" and "the foot prince in the snow."
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest by
Call Number: P273 .C54 2013
What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words!
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary by
Call Number: PE1241 .C57 2000
Adjectives are words like hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary. Adjectives like frilly, silly, polka-dotted, fizzy, and spunky are printed in color, and all the words will tickle you pink!
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky by
Call Number: PE1241 .C58 2007
Have fun learning language! One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives!
Many Luscious Lollipops by
Call Number: PE1241 .H43 1998X
Explore language and discover how to identify and create many different types of adjectives, from demonstratives to articles to proper adjectives.
If You Were an Adjective by
Call Number: PE1241 .D34 2006
Discover the colorful, brilliant, dazzling life of an adjective! In this imaginative picture book, young grammarians are introduced to these busy words that describe nouns.
Have a Look, Says Book by
Call Number: PZ8.3.J1357 Hav 2016
Soft kittens, wooly socks, soggy mittens, fleecy flocks--this pictorial celebration of things tactile explores how what we touch touches us.
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely by
Call Number: PE1325 .C57 2003X
Adverbs tell us when and how. Like, quickly, do your homework now! Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical® series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers.
If You Were an Adverb by
Call Number: PE1325 .D34 2006
Provides an introduction to adverbs. Includes an activity.
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally by
Call Number: PE1325 .C58 2008
What is an adverb? It's hard to explain but easy to show--and that's just what this book does, in rhyming, comical verse that will have readers giggling as they learn.
Up, up and Away by
Call Number: PE1325 .H44 1998X
'Using expansive color drawings and catchy rhymes, Heller writes about words frequently and vividly and with an unmistakable flourish... A clever introduction.'
Synonyms and Antonyms
If You Were a Synonym by
Call Number: PE1591 .D21 2007
If you were a synonym, you would mean the same thing, or almost the same thing, as another word. You could be BIG, HUGE, or GIGANTIC. What else could you be if you were a synonym?
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know by
Call Number: PE1591 .C56 2005BX
Have fun learning language! "Word-Nerd" Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers.
Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk by
Call Number: PE1591 .C554 2008
Have fun learning about language! One book is never enough to explore the wide range of synonyms!
Big Shark, Little Shark by
Call Number: PZ5.S74x STEP1 BIG SHARK
Just when you thought it was safe to read an early reader . . . SHARK! This fun Step 1 book about two sharks is a study in opposites.
What's the Opposite? by
Call Number: PZ7.J3643 Hv 2016
"What's the opposite of the beginning?" A sensible question to ask when opening a book that teaches the reader about opposites. But maybe we should start with something a little easier?
If You Were an Antonym by
Call Number: PE1591 .L65 2007
FAST or SLOW, HOT or COLD, or RIGHT or WRONG! Discover the life of an antonym.
Stop and Go, Yes and No by
Call Number: PE1591 .C563 2006
Fun with language! What is an antonym? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's all about antonyms!
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy by
Call Number: PE1591 .C54 2009
In this follow up to Stop and Go, Yes and No, the zany (not ordinary) cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of these opposites.
Similes and Metaphors
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk by
Call Number: PE1445 .F5 C54 2009
Are you as clever as a fox? Or perhaps you're as sharp as any spike? If so, this book will be a piece of cake!
Crazy Like a Fox by
Call Number: PZ7 .L51524 CRD 2008
Rufus the fox is up to something. He runs across the meadow as fast as lightning, sneaks up to Babette like a thief in the night, and roars like a lion. Babette, mad as a hornet, chases Rufus all over town. But is Rufus being chased or is he actually leading Babette to a surprise destination? Rufus sure is crazy--crazy like a fox!
In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .B3199 IN 2011
A fresh take on a familiar saying, perfect for the first rainy days of spring.
Muddy as a Duck Puddle and Other American Similes by
Call Number: PN6084 .S5 L39 2010
This collection of similes from A to Z is as zany as a chigger chased around a stump. It includes rib-tickling folk expressions from Americans of all walks of life and all parts of the country in a bodacious tribute to both our country's diversity and pioneer heritage.
I'm and Won't, They're and Don't by
Call Number: PE1161 .C54 2010
What's a contraction? You'll find the answer inside this book it's brimming with contractions!
Alfie the Apostrophe by
Call Number: PZ7 .D7223325 ALF 2007X
Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Can he make it into the punctuation-mark talent show? There's plenty of competition. Question marks tell riddles; exclamation points do cheerleading routines. Worse yet, the director has mistaken Alfie for a comma!
If You Were a Contraction by
Call Number: PE1161 .S56 2009
If you were a contraction, you would be a shortened form of two words put together. You would change "it" and "is" to IT'S and "could" and "not" to COULDN'T. What else could you do if you were a contraction?
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? by
Call Number: PN6231 .O98 A33 2002X
These are oxymoron's, common expressions made up of two completely contradictory words or elements.
If You Were a Pronoun by
Call Number: PE1261 .L56 2007
If you were a pronoun, you would take the place of a noun. You could be HE, SHE, HER, OR HIM. You could be EVERYONE or ANYONE. What else could you be if you were a pronoun?
Mine, All Mine! by
Call Number: PE1261 .H394 1999X
Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons! What is a pronoun? How do you use it? Do you say, "These candies are for him and me"-or "he and I?" Explore language and discover how to use pronouns and their many forms from personal to reflexive to demonstrative.
They She He Me by
Call Number: HQ1075 .G665 2017x
Commas Say Take a Break by
Call Number: PE1450 .D27 2019
Commas love taking breaks. In fact, they want everyone to take breaks! Follow along and learn all about commas.
Comparitives and Superlatives
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest by
Call Number: P273 .C54 2013
What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words!