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  • Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotationsby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative... more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fableby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 19.99

    Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger?What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes?Who or what is liable to jump the shark?Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • What They Didn't Sayby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Follow the moneyFresh fields and pastures newA good day to bury bad newsIf the glove doesn't fit you must acquitBrings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this... more...

  • More Reading Connectionsby Elizabeth Knowles; Martha Smith

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 45.00

    Here are more great topics and sample book club sessions to help you start a book club and keep it going! Chapters in this volume cover humor, families, social issues, folklore and mythology, sports, magazines, picture books as art, censorship, the Internet, middle school readers, gender bias, booktalks, and the arts. For each genre, the authors offer... more...

  • Reading Rules!by Elizabeth Knowles; Martha Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 52.00

    Filled with ideas, practical tips, useful statistics and other helpful data on teen reading, this book details numerous methods for getting teens to read, such as reading workshops, literature circles, book clubs, and booktalks. An overview of YA literature and annotated bibliographies of both teen and professional reads further assists in creating... more...

  • Talk about Books!by Elizabeth Knowles; Martha Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 49.00

    Book clubs, literature circles, and reading groups are great ways to promote literacy and books to young readers. This new guide provides everything you need to run a dynamic, no-fuss book discussion group with elementary and middle school students. Featuring 15 titles of diverse genres, it offers discussion topics and activity ideas for some of the... more...

  • The Reading Connectionby Elizabeth Knowles; Martha Smith

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 42.00

    Establishing a book club is a great way to involve parents in promoting literacy to young readers. This book shows you how to start a book club in your school or community, and it provides bibliographies of literature resources for children. Suggested topics and sample book club sessions help you get started, and an extensive bibliography, arranged... more...

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