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: -Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness: What Is a Suffix?
Cover: A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones
Cover: A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Words Are CATegorical ®
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  • Soon! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018
  • New! Spring 2018
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
-Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness: What Is a Suffix? 670 O
A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones 680 O
A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns O
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? O 3.3
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? 630 O
But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction? 580 O
Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration? 580 O 3.7
Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? 540 O
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb? 860 O 3.5
Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What Are Irregular Plurals? 640 O
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? O 3.9
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? 580 O
I and You and Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun? O 3.0
I'm and Won't, They're and Don't: What's a Contraction? 490 O
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More about Adverbs 720 O
Madam and Nun and 1001: What Is a Palindrome? 610 O
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym? 510 O 2.8
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix? 750 O 3.3
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives 790 O 3.6
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors? 560 O
Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More about Verbs 880 O 3.5
Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? 550 O
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More about Antonyms 750 O
Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More about Synonyms 620 O
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? 710 O
To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb? O 3.7
Under, Over, By the Clover: What Is a Preposition? 420 O 3.2
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018
  • New! Spring 2018