“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad . . .
you should do what I do!”
So begins the terrific advice of the wise old man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Thanks to Dr. Seuss’s trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, without a doubt, realize just how lucky they truly are.
From the Hardcover edition.
This book is about me.
the heart-stoppingly riveting story
of my first love.
And also of my second.
And, okay, my third love, too.
It's not that I'm boy crazy.
It's just that even though
I'm almost fifteen
I've been having sort of a hard time
trying to figure out the difference
between love and lust.
and my body
and my heart
just don't seem to be able to agree
Don’t get me wrong—my girlfriend’s amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I’m starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,
is getting it.
Picking up where What My Mother Doesn’t Know leaves off, this is the story of what happens next—told from the perspective of Murphy, Sophie’s new boyfriend. And even though Murphy’s thrilled to be with Sophie, the consequences of their relationship—and the temptations outside of it—force him to consider everything he knows about love. Told in free verse and brimming with authenticity, this novel provides unique insight into the mind of a young man.
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.
Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies—raspberry leaves!—and coos and sings.
Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl—but do beware of the great horned owl—for it’s wild and it’s windy way out in the woods!
In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.
With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Spectrum Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 6 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises.
Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
It’s a fact that most people can’t handle the truth. This truth, when found, can torn apart the world of safe illusions in which they believe. And one of the truths about my writing is that I wrote most of my books in one day only, some in just 3 hours, because it is possible.
After carefully examining the opinions of many authors, regarding their strategies to write and their difficulties, I came to the conclusion that my strategy to write can be worth gold to those that wish to publish a book for the first time. Therefore, I decided to publish my own point of view on this subject, describing the techniques that I use and that allow me, so I believe, to write unique books with rare information and stories with a completely original perspective. It is my purpose with this book, not that suddenly the number of books in the world triples, but to promote and help in the creation of content with more quality about topics that really matter to mankind and can be treasured for the future generations.
I’m Awesome Because is an uplifting book for multiracial children and families. With eye catching illustrations and poetic verses, your child will be building a solid foundation of confidence and self-love.
You can create your very own Awesome List at the end of the book so that your child can tap into their own unique awesomeness.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 2 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
"Prickled Pickles Don't Smile," Nikki Giovanni
"W. D., Don't Fear that Animal," W. D. Snodgrass
"A Jelly-Fish," Marianne Moore
"The Porcupine," Ogden Nash
"Annabel Lee," Edgar Allan Poe
"The Falling Star," Sara Teasdale
"Sick," Shel Silverstein
"Casey at the Bat," Ernest Lawrence Thayer
"With Kitty, Age Seven, At the Beach," William Stafford
"Hope is the Thing with Feathers," Emily Dickinson
. . . . and sixty other notable works.
Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project and the Academy of American Poets, two of the nation's most respected nonprofit poetry organizations, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise young readers and poetry lovers of all ages hours of reading pleasure. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Casey at the Bat" and "Oranges."
Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals.
Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from her popular blog, Gail answers readers' fiction- and poetry-writing questions and dives into how to make a story come alive. If you're interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey.
With her trademark humor and vast writing knowledge, Gail Carson Levine reveals the tricks of her trade, writer to writer.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
Spectrum Reading workbooks will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults. Entertaining and readable, this biography has 80 black-and-white illustrations.
To be a writer is not a choice but a life commitment and a spiritual activity to be experienced in a daily basis. Those that refuse the laws of creative writing will never write properly, easily or effortlessly, no matter how many techniques or good ideas they may have. But, throughout the chapters of this book, it’s shown the emotional cycle that all artists, especially writers, experience in order to fulfill their purpose. It’s explained here how writers travel between the spiritual and material worlds in order to make the connection that later allows them to express in any kind of topic, from self-help to science-fiction books.
Writers are powerful beings, capable to endure the most demanding of all tasks, and that’s why not everyone can be one. The difference between someone taking a lifetime to write one book and the one able to do it in less than a day, or even an hour, defines a measurement between the most capable soul and the less experienced.
To be a creative writer is, above anything else, related to spiritual conscience. The difficulties that this person, traveling between light and darkness, carries are what distinguishes him from other people. This book explains how it occurs and the steps that mature writers can identify with. This is also a book for all those that have lost the ability to write and wish to regain it, and for those that with to write more and faster. It is about the true and only important key to creative writing – the soul of the writer.
Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.
The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. They can be fully appreciated by an individual reader, but they're particularly striking when read aloud by two voices, making this an ideal pick for classroom use. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.
With Joyful Noise, Paul Fleischman created not only a fascinating guide to the insect world but an exultant celebration of life.
From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favourite cousins to beloved mothers.
Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever.
Martin could march.
Martin marched so
Barack could run.
Barack ran so
Our children can soar.
This is the seed of a unique and inspirational picture book text, that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It symbolically takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to this landmark moment, when we have elected our first black President.
Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning African-American children's book illustrator, representing the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made.
Lending historical substance, the back matter includes brief biographies of: George Washington Carver, Jesse Owens, Hattie McDaniel, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama.
This fantastic thesaurus is especially designed for children aged 8 and above (Key Stage 2) and supports today's Primary curriculum needs. Clear and accessible, it is an indispensable tool for young writers.
• full definitions for every entry and sample sentences for each synonym to help improve your child’s vocabulary
• words to use in all types of writing, from fiction to non-fiction, plus advice on particular writing styles
• word list boxes for in-depth examination of special language features
• usage tips offer extra language learning support
• free online resources at collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
They subsisted in the fashionable Chicago district of Oak Park, Illinois. Constructed for Ernest’s maternal grandpa and namesake, his childhood household positions today as a gallery and guests center looked after by the Ernest Hemingway Establishment of Oak Park.
While vacationing in the Michigan forests, young Ernest was able to go around the land, chasing squirrels and other minor games as well as fishing.
For more interesting facts you must read his biography.
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Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.
This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers—and even young people themselves.
Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.