Language Arts

The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465491015
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Published: DK - February 11th, 2020

Books, let’s face it, are better than anything else.” Nick Hornby

Turn the pages of The Literature Book to discover over 100 of the world’s most enthralling reads and the literary geniuses behind them.  


The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
$17.99
ISBN: 9781465481245
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Published: DK - February 12th, 2019

The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare's plays and poems.


The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Cover Image
By DK
$27.99
ISBN: 9781465473370
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Published: DK - May 15th, 2018

Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time. 

Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics. 


Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) Cover Image
By Workman Publishing, Editors of Brain Quest (From an idea by), Jen Haberling (Guest editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761160915
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 9th, 2016

It’s the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.
    
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . .


A Child's Anthology of Poetry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062393371
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Published: Ecco - April 28th, 2015

A timeless collection celebrating the joys of poetry for children of all ages—an indispensable introduction to literature and life that brings together essential classic children's poems with the best of modern and contemporary international poetry.


Neon Words: 10 Brilliant Ways to Light Up Your Writing Cover Image
$17.54
ISBN: 9781433830495
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Published: Magination Press - May 21st, 2019

Neon Words is a book that will illuminate the writer in you. By using the tools and activities here, you'll connect the word-organizing part of your brain with your free-ranging imagination--and you'll love what you've captured on the page It's an exciting, confidence-boosting, and deeply satisfying experience.


Bookworm Journal: A Reading Log for Kids (and Their Parents) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780307408266
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Published: Potter Style - September 14th, 2010

Children will crave reading time once they get a taste of this clever book log. Every time you and your child finish a story, fill out a journal entry with the title, author and rating of the book. Then, tear off the perforated corner of each page to see the bookworm “eat” his way through t he journal.


The definitive guide to getting your way, revised and updated with new material on writing, speaking, framing, and other key tools for arguing more powerfully
 
“Cross Cicero with David Letterman and you get Jay Heinrichs.”—Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Quartet and American Sphinx
 


A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated.


How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062301673
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 25th, 2014

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.


The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.


How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062113788
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.


The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780226646701
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 14th, 2019

Open The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities and you’ll find both a word and a day to remember, every day of the year.


For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extraordinary Characters, and More Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781510741577
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Published: Skyhorse - June 18th, 2019

Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What was Truman Capote superstitious about?

Here is a light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.


Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy Cover Image
By The School of Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Anna Doherty (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781999747145
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Published: School of Life - September 3rd, 2019

A fun and engaging book designed to harness and develop children's natural philosophical interest.



Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781580083287
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 21st, 2001

The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication.


Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus
 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine Paste Shelf Awareness


Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781419729669
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Published: Abrams Image - July 3rd, 2018

Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking.


How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393355185
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 5th, 2017

“There has never been a guide as comprehensive as this to writing in all its forms. . . . Useful, clear and encyclopedic, this book is an essential guide for every household.”—Examiner


Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250222985
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2019

The Newbery Award–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book.


Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307952967
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Published: Potter Style - September 25th, 2012

This journal is the perfect family keepsake: A place for parents and children to share the evolution of thoughts, feelings, and dreams over the years, or a journal for kids who want to keep a time capsule of their own ideas about the world—whimsicial or serious. 


Myths in Minutes: The World's Great Fables, Sagas, and Legends Dramatically Retold Cover Image
$15.20
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ISBN: 9781786485175
Published: Quercus Books - July 11th, 2017

Grammar 101: From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, an Essential Guide to Understanding Grammar (Adams 101) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781507203590
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Published: Adams Media - May 9th, 2017

Learn the rules of the English language with this easy and engaging style guide.

Grammar is complicated. But many textbooks and style guides are often so long and tedious that even English teachers use them as a classroom doorstop.

Grammar 101 is a fun, comprehensive guide focusing on the essentials of grammar.


Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series.

Poetry never goes out of style.


Mythology 101: From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and Mortals, Your Guide to Ancient Mythology (Adams 101) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781440573323
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Published: Adams Media - January 1st, 2014

Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations!

The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology.

From the heights of Mt.


A guide to the greats in British literature!

From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most compelling characters in all of literature.


From poetry to fiction to essays, American Lit 101 leaves no page unturned!

Edgar Allan Poe. Willa Cather. Henry David Thoreau. Mark Twain. The list of important American writers goes on and on. These voices played a vital role in shaping the scope of American literature, and the United States itself.


A World Full of Poems Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465492296
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Published: DK Children - October 6th, 2020

A gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings.