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Word Smart, 3rd Edition
Adam Robinson
0375762183
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The words people use say a lot about them. Some words say that they are smart, persuasive, and informed. Others say that they don't know what they're talking about. Knowing which words to use and how to use them are keys to getting the most from one's mind and to communicating effectively.

To find out which words readers absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults. The Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. Editors threw out words that most people know and focused on the words that people misunderstand or misuse.

TPR also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to...


The Alphabet of Manliness

080652720X


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Book Review
Lumberjacks, pirates, and Chuck Norris all agree that there is but one arbiter of manliness, and he has but one name: Maddox. The longtime proprietor of the absurdly popular website, The Best Page in the Universe, Maddox has thoughtfully collected his vast masculine wisdom for the first time in a useful reference work, The Alphabet of Manliness. Since men of course communicate with others only under duress, this book may be the sole resource for those starved for answers about basic manly subjects such as urinal etiquette, road rage, and beef jerky. What's more manly than crushing a can against your eye, Maddox-style? Mastered that advanced skill? Move on to Maddox's short quiz below, prepared exclusively for Book Review, and find out whether you might be one of the new breed of men, the "hetrosexual." Straight Is...


Alphabet Flash Cards (Flash Skills Series)
FlashKids Editors
141140128X
July 2004
Other Format
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The Hidden Alphabet (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) (Neal Porter Books)

0761319417


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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-From the black book jacket with cutout openings for each letter of the title to the vibrant, painterly strokes of yellow on the endpapers, Hidden Alphabet is a visual delight. A black mat frames an object on each page. When it is lifted, each of these objects becomes a significant part of the letter's negative space (e.g., two balloons form circles to make the openings in the letter "B"). This clever trick of changing viewers' perspective from foreground to background will keep readers turning the pages to see the other optical illusions this pictorial byplay produces. Because of the way they are formed, the letters are not always completely conventional in shape. This may challenge very young children to identify them, but readers of any age will enjoy seeing a mouse turn into an "M" made...


The Joy of Signing
Lottie L. Riekehof
0882435205
Jan 1987
Hardcover
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Alphabet Zoo
Golden Books
0375831819
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Life-size learning experiences can be had with this giant reusable vinyl coloring mat. Kids can read or listen to the story (on the inside front cover) and then color the 40" x 40" mat with the included crayons. An eraser is also enclosed so kids can color animals and the letters of the alphabet and wipe the mat clean to color again and again.


Boynton's Greatest Hits: Mo, Baa, LA LA La!/A to Z/Doggies/Bluehat, Green Hat (Boynton, Sandra. Boynton Board Books.)

0689823223


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Book Review
Artist Sandra Boynton has been charming adults for decades with her whimsical, animal-centric greeting cards and her droll sense of humor. When Boynton transferred her weirdly wonderful critters to board books for babies, she made publishing history. These short, hilarious books are perfectly suited to toddler tastes, with their small size, few words, cheerful colors, funny jokes, and silly animals. Blue Hat, Green Hat is all about getting dressed, and stars a very silly turkey who just doesn't get it. (Feet in the hat, pants on the head, etc.) His continuing refrain is "Oops." Moo, Baa, LA LA LA! investigates the sounds animals make, including pigs who sing. Doggies is "a counting and barking book" about the many sounds dogs can make, and A to Z frolics through the alphabet with amusing animal antics from an aardvark...


Dr. Seuss's ABC
Dr Seuss
0679882812
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
BIG R, little r,
what begins with R?
Rosy's red rhinoceros.
R...r...R

From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Rosy's red rhinoceros to a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with Dr. Seuss. And with this small, sturdy board-book version of his classic ABC book (Dr. Seuss's ABC), even the tiniest tots can indulge in a little alphabetical education. Each letter is featured with Dr. Seuss's unmistakably nonsensical illustrations and text: "Lion with a lollipop," "Camel on the ceiling," "Uncle Ubb's umbrella and his underwear, too." The youngest readers-to-be will get lots of letter practice with the repetitive use of each letter and the easy-to-memorize rhythmic rhymes. Soon your favorite preschooler will be reading this book aloud to you! (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter



Christmas Alphabet
Robert Sabuda
0439672562
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who can resist opening a door or lifting a flap just to see what's inside? No one. And that's why this seasonal, alphabetical pop-up book has become such a Christmas favorite. Beneath each lettered flap is an intricate three-dimensional paper cutout of a holiday-related object that starts with the same letter (A for angel, B for bell, C for candle). The cutouts, emerging from colorful squares, are all made of crisp white paper--creating an origami elegance. Yet the paper sculptures are decidedly joyful and unpredictable, like the exploding shreds of paper beside the title "unwrap" under the letter U. Robert Sabuda made his first pop-up book when he was 8 years old, but abandoned the art when he failed to figure out how to make the cyclone twirl in The Wizard of Oz. Apparently, he's finally...


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin, Jr.
068983568X
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"--which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit. Lois Ehlert's chunky block illustrations show the luxuriant green palm standing straight and tall on the first page, but it begins to groan and bend under its alphabetical burden. First the coconuts fall off, then ("Chicka chicka... BOOM! BOOM!") all the letters also end up in a big heap underneath. A very simple board-book version stops there, but this original text goes on to introduce the helping hands of the 26 uppercase "mamas and papas and uncles and aunts." (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition....


Z Is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet
Matt Napier
1585360651
November 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-From "A is for Arena./The game is played in here,/a building where the fans all gather/to clap and boo and cheer" to "-Zamboni for Z-/a machine that cleans the ice,/ensuring for tomorrow's game/a surface smooth and nice," this volume introduces various aspects of the sport and some highlights from its history. For example, "U is for Team USA-/Who, to everyone's surprise,/at Lake Placid won Olympic Gold/before a nation filled with pride." The use of Canadian spelling, according to the author, is a tribute to the origins of the game. Bold acrylic paintings depict professional players, as well as youngsters at play. Buy where demand warrants.L. R. Little, Penticton Public Library, British Columbia, CanadaCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Joseph Slate
0140562737
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color--a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her young students get ready, too: "Adam Krupp wakes up. Brenda Heath brushes her teeth. Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker." Author Joseph Slate matches each animal character with a letter of the alphabet, and readers can flip to the back to discover that Adam is an alligator, Brenda is a beaver, and Christopher is a cat--and so on, through the more obscure animals such as the quokka and the Uakari monkey. Youngsters will relish the scenes of school preparation, adorned by rhyming text: a mother...


The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It
Nicholas Awde, Putros Samano
0818404302
March 1987
Paperback
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Spectrum Spelling
Nancy Roser
1561899224
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Full-color lessons involve the student in solving riddles, brainteasers and puzzles. This workbook links spelling to reading and writing and increases skills in words and meanings, consonant and vowel spellings, and proofreading practice. Over 190 pages. Speller dictionary and answer key included. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Floral Alphabet Coloring Book
Leslie Tillett
0486255115
November 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
26 attractive, royalty-free designs (one for each letter of the alphabet) contain flowers and plants whose names begin with the letter shown on plate. Keys to plates help identify scores of common florals—from apples, azaleas and artichokes to zucchini, zinnias and the zebra plant. Educational fun for colorists of all ages.


S is for Sunshine
Carol Crane
1585360120
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Sunshine State gets its own alphabet book! Florida, where "B is for Beaches, P is for Pirates, and V is for Vacationers," comes to life with playful, vivid illustrations by Michael Monroe and a conch shell full of fun facts and poems by Florida author and educator Carol Crane. Do you know which city is the state capitol? Which fragrant blossom is the state flower? Learn all this and more with S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet.


My First Alphabet Game
Manufactured by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
078945467X
June 2000
Other Format
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Book Description
Innovative games promote learning through play -- the proven path to success in school. At last Dorling Kindersley quality is available in a new group of games designed for the younger set. Full-color photos and bold graphics plus traditional and original, specially created games make these the playthings children will return to again and again. My First Alphabet Game: An introduction to the ABC's.


America
Lynne Cheney
0689851928
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Written by Lynne Cheney, author and wife of Vice President Richard Cheney, to honor this "beautiful land made more beautiful still by our commitment to freedom," America: A Patriotic Primer is a proud celebration of the individuals, milestones, and principles of this nation. Each busy spread features elaborately decorated letters of the alphabet, with one or two kids draped over its bars and loops, along with the highlighted concept or person: "N is for Native Americans, who came here first," "T is for Tolerance." Surrounding every letter is a veritable circus of entertaining and useful related information, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser (Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move). "J is for Jefferson," for example, is bordered with biographical details and quotations from Thomas ...


Alphabet Room
Sara Pinto
1582348413
October 2003
Pop Up Book
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From Booklist
PreS. Pinto's exceptional Alphabet Room is a beautiful example of an ABC book that is both artful and on target for young children, and it adds the delightful surprise of a cumulative hide-and-seek game. Each spread features a letter and a corresponding object in clear, bright, contrasting colors. Underneath the picture of the object, a flap lifts to reveal a warm yellow room, which, as the book progresses, slowly fills up with the featured items, in constantly shifting arrangements. Children will enjoy poring over each new configuration of the room, and finding familiar objects. At the same time they are learning the alphabet, they'll be learning to organize and identify objects. In images of the inviting, magical room, this offers a playful visual literacy exercise. Gillian Engberg
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B Is for Bunny: A Springtime Alphabet Book
Tanya Lee Stone
0843118261
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
B is for bunny She’s always hip-hopping Her button nose twitching Her long ears flip-flopping! Little ones will love learning about springtime in the newest shaped alphabet book. Rhyming couplets celebrate everything spring from bunnies to blooming flowers to budding trees. And because it’s shaped like adorable bunny ears, everyone will be hopping wildly for B Is for Bunny.


The Words You Should Know
David Olsen
1558500189
Jan 1997
Paperback
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The Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book
Cicely Mary Barker
0723241171
February 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
From A for Apple Blossom to Z for Zinnia there is a flower fairy to color for each letter of the alphabet in this popular coloring book. Black-and-white outline pictures have been redrawn from Cicely Mary Barker's well-loved A Flower Fairy Alphabet and reproduced on high quality paper, making this book ideal for paints and markers as well as crayons.


Animalia
Graeme Base
0810918684
September 15, 1987
Hardcover
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Book Review
What's this elaborate illustration? "Horrible Hairy Hogs Hurrying Homewards on Heavily Harnessed Horses," of course. Graeme Base's astonishingly creative oeuvre begins with Animalia, the 1993 alphabet book that challenges the standard idea of how long reading a book for small kids ought to take. Animalia, like many of Base's books, is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layers of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. Base leaves us stunned and amazed, painting reflections into the oddest surfaces and driving the urge to page-turn. This wonderful picture book works for 2-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and adults alike--something few other alphabet books can manage. --Andrew Bartlett --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Nutshell Library
Maurice Sendak
0060255005
Oct 1962
Hardcover
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SLJ.
"What more could anyone ask? These books are truly for all ages."

Book Description
This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Includes the titles Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre.(Titles available separately in library and paperback editions.)

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Bob Books First! Level A, Set 1 [BOX SET]
Bobby Lynn Maslen, John R. Maslen (Illustrator)
0439145449
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With their engaging stories and clever illustrations, the Bob Books have ushered millions of kids into the world of reading. This relaunch of the popular series features a handy new chart on the back of each box that enables parents and educators to easily identify which set is best suited for their child's reading capabilities. Each set is color coded to indicate reading level and each story is carefully crafted to help children at different learning stages master essential reading skills.

From the Author
Hello friends of Bob Books! John and I, proud grandparents, are happy to announce that our first grandchild has learned to read the books in Bob Book First!. She was about 4 1/2 when the reading "light bulb" turned on. She loves to be read to, as always, but now she is...


G Is For Galaxy: An Out Of This World Alphabet (World/Country Alphabet)
Janis Campbell, et al
1585362557
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Illustrated by Alan Stacy Aspiring astronauts, star gazing astrophysicists, and even toddlers pointing at the moon will now have the right stuff for exploring our galaxy. With rhymes for younger children and their accompanying fact-filled expository test for older readers, syndicated "Yak's Corner" columnists Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison shuttle us through an out of this world alphabet as seen through the windshield of a space ship. Each page answers galactic questions like: What planet is 300 times heavier than Earth? Why is space the ultimate place to study? Which planet is closest to the sun and which one is the farthest? Who said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"? Authors Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison write the syndicated column "Yak's Corner," which is a magazine style...

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