Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language.

Cover: Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration?
Cover: Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix?
Cover: A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones
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A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives?
But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction?
Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration?
Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection?
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb?
Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What Are Irregular Plurals?
-Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness: What Is a Suffix?
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones?
I and You and Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?
I'm and Won't, They're and Don't: What's a Contraction?
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More about Adverbs
A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns
Madam and Nun and 1001: What Is a Palindrome?
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym?
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix?
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors?
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  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022
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Words Are CATegorical ® — Audisee®—On Level Set
Audisee®—On Level $944.66, 27 titles
Words Are CATegorical ® — Paperback Set
Paperback $204.94, 27 titles
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2023
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022

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Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language. View →