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BISAC Subject JNF029000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / General

-Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness: What Is a Suffix?

Grade 2 - Grade 5

What is a suffix? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's overflowing with wonderful suffixes. Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations creatively… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: 428.1

A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you think there's no more to know about homonyms and homophones? This book will prove you wrong! With dozens of laughs per second, the value of the lesson doesn't lessen the second time… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 428'.1

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns

Grade 2 - Grade 5

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… Read More →

  • Dewey: 428.1

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

Grade 2 - Grade 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 Prosmitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 428.2

All Pooped Out: And Other Gross Expressions

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Farting around. Foaming at the mouth. Coughing up a lung. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no one's really farting, dealing with a foamy face, or losing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 428.1

Analyze and Define the Assignment

Grade 4 - Grade 6

You've been assigned a research project. What should you do first? This book will help you analyze and define your assignment. What's your purpose? Who is your audience? Is your topic too… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 371.30281

Assess and Select Your Sources

Grade 4 - Grade 6

How do you find the right information sources for your research project? Learn how to use search engines, library catalogs, and databases to find information. What makes a source reliable?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 001.4/2

At the Eleventh Hour: And Other Expressions about Money and Numbers

Grade 4 - Grade 6

On cloud nine. A pretty penny. The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question. Have you heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when the sky is cloud-free and there are no pennies in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 428.1

B Sounds

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Introduce beginning readers to words that start with the letter B, such as ball and bat. Read More →

  • Dewey: 428.1'3

Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Acrostic? What kind of stick is that? Actually, it's a poem! Acrostic poems are created from a word or phrase written vertically down the page. Each letter becomes part of a line in the poem… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives?

Grade 2 - Grade 5

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! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: 428.1

But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction?

Grade 2 - Grade 5

What is a conjunction? You'll find the answer inside this book--because it's chock-full of conjunctions! Brian P. Cleary's playful yet informative rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 425

C Sounds

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Engage new readers in this book that teachers C words, such as cat and candy. Read More →

  • Dewey: 428.1'3

Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration?

Grade 2 - Grade 5

What is alliteration? You'll find the answer inside this book--it's packed with wonderful and wacky words that start with similar sounds. Brian P. Cleary's remarkable rhymes and Martin… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 421'.58
Spring 2019

Complex Vowels

Preschool - Grade 3

Vowel teams can make both long and complex vowel sounds. The special complex vowel teams can be spelled many different ways. They can be used to build common words we use everyday. Let's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • Dewey: 428.13
Spring 2019

Consonants

Preschool - Grade 3

The alphabet has 26 letters--21 of them are consonants. They can be combined with vowels to build words. Let's discover what some of the most common consonants can do. Read More →

  • Lexile: 290
  • Dewey: 428.13

Cool as a Cucumber: And Other Expressions about Food

Grade 4 - Grade 6

In a pickle. Apple of my eye. Take the cake. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no pickles, apples, or cakes are around! That's because these sayings are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 428.1

Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection?

Grade 2 - Grade 5

What is an interjection? Oh, my! You'll find the answer inside this book--it's packed with interjections. Dear me! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 428.2

Crafts from Your Favorite Children's Stories

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Crafts that convert a story into a hands-on experience are a wonderful way to involve young readers and listeners. Making a Pinocchio whose nose actually grows, staging a race between the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 745.5

Crafts from Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Children never tire of hearing their favorite nursery rhymes, even though they have learned them by heart. This collection of crafts is a way to enhance the comforting familiarity of the old… Read More →

  • Dewey: 745.5
Spring 2019

Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack!: An Onomatopoeia Story

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Rhyming verse from Brian P. Cleary presents the fictional Clip-Clop Elementary School's celebration of "Onomatopoeia Day." Enthusiastic young students make their way from band room (Rattle!… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

D Sounds

Kindergarten - Grade 2

The letter D takes center stage in this book, with a story about Dan and his dad. Read More →

  • Dewey: 428.1'3

Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb?

Grade 2 - Grade 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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 428.2
Spring 2019

Digraphs and Blends

Preschool - Grade 3

Consonants can team up to do many things. Some blend their sounds together. Some make new sounds. These consonant blends and digraphs can be used to build simple words we use everyday. Let's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • Dewey: 428.13