Written Anything Good Lately?

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Have you ever thought about all the different types of writing you can do? You may write papers for school and e-mails to your friends. Some of you might enjoy writing stories and poems. Communicating through writing can take many forms. This book will show you twenty-six of them – one for each letter of the alphabet. In school you could write to answer Questions on a Quiz, prepare a Report on the Rainforest, or create a Sensational Speech for Social Studies. After school you might write a Long Letter to a pen pal in London, a Newsletter for the Nature club, or a Play to Put on for your Parents. You could even write a book like this one, making up your own list of 26 more ways to communicate with words!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2006-01-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV009010, JUV009080, JUV035000
Dewey 808
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Guided Reading Level M
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Susan Allen

Author: Jane Lindaman

After a childhood of frigid winters in Reinbeck, Iowa, Jane Lindaman moved to Phoenix, Arizona. With a degree from ASU, she began a 24-year career in elementary special education. After 32 years of desert summers, Jane retired to Springfield, Oregon. Now she gets to spend her time reading, gardening, hiking, and volunteering. Jane and Bette, her golden retriever, are a pet partner team, which means that first graders at Camp Creek Elementary School get to read to her and "Alpha" Bette. Jane also volunteers at the Youth Farm, so named not for the promise of youthfulness, but for the at-risk youth that are hired to learn about organic farming. Harvested crops are distributed to local food banks. Lastly, Jane now also has more time for writing!

Illustrator: Vicky Enright

Vicky Enright has illustrated a number of highly successful Kathy Ross craft titles. Enright lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and a big, brown dog that has a habit of popping up in her books.


  • Book Links Lasting Connection, Winner, 2006


Book Links

“. . .it’s easy to see how children could use this friendly book to brainstorm their own list of writing genres, or try their hands at creative fables, greeting cards, haiku, journals, and more.”
Book Links

Library Media Connection

“Truly makes writing look like fun!”
Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“The volume can be used as a straightforward alphabet book, but older readers will appreciate the detail of the illustrations and recognize the writing suggestions on each page. Bright pen-and-ink and watercolor art is cheerfully appealing.”
School Library Journal