Thursday, June 7, 2012

6 Kids' Books About Words

Word NerdWord Nerd
by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
Homeschooled because of bullies and an overprotective mom, Ambrose secretly joins the local competitive scrabble club.
Donavan's Word JarDonavan’s Word Jar
by Monalisa DeGross
Donavan loves words so much, he collects them in a jar. When his jar gets too full to hold them all, he discovers that sharing the words is as fun as keeping them for himself.
Artsy-FartsyArtsy Fartsy
by Karla Oceanak
Aldo Zelnick keeps a notebook that relates the events of his daily life and also collects words. This first book in the series focuses on the letter A, and each subsequent book tackles a new letter.
by Andrew Clements
When Nick starts calling pens "frindles" he starts a campaign that winds up permanently changing the English vocabulary.
Word After Word After WordWord After Word After Word
by Patricia MacLachlan
Ms. Mirabel, a published author, visits a fourth grade class to teach the students how to tap into their own voices and  express themselves with their own writing.

The Fingertips of Duncan DorfmanThe Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman
by Meg Wolitzer
Duncan, who is able to sense letters through his fingertips, enters the National Scrabble Tournament. 
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