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  • Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakanaby Kenneth Henshall; Tetsuo Takagaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive workbook that can be used along with a Japanese language textbook or as a stand-alone resource to learn the Japanese alphabet ( kana ). Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Learning Japanese Hiragana & Katakana helps newcomers learn... more...

  • Dog Days and Dandelionsby Martha Barnette

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names There are mice in your muscles , and blackbirds in your merlot . Behind adulation is a dog's wagging tail. Peculiar houses a herd of cattle. Grubby is crawling with bugs. Wordhound Martha Barnette collects more than... more...

  • Japanese Hiraganaby Jim Gleeson

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the forty-six character hiragana syllabary used to write all types of native words not written in kanji. Each character is introduced here with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples to enhance character recognition. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples... more...

  • Depraved Englishby Peter Novobatzky; Ammon Shea

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    From aboiement to zooerastia , a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred of the English language's most disgusting, offensive, and obscene words--words that have fallen out of common usage but will no doubt delight,... more...

  • The Secret Life of Wordsby Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 20.99

    Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to think about the origins of the words we use? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, Dutch, or Portuguese?... more...

  • Wordwatchingby Alex Horne

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.53

    Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own ... all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what... more...

  • The Marino Missionby Karen B. Chapman

    Wiley 2005; US$ 12.99

    One unforgettable story. One thousand unforgettable SAT vocabulary words. Alexa McCurry leads an ordinary teenager's life in upstate New York—until she embarks on a summer adventure in Central America. While working at a potentially boring internship in a marine DNA lab, she befriends a local boy, José, and a remarkable dolphin, Pecas. Together,... more...

  • The Mayan Missionby Karen B. Chapman

    Wiley 2005; US$ 12.99

    Will Alexa and Jose solve the Mayan mystery? Will you conquer the SAT? With 1,000 SAT vocabulary words, this book holds the answers! In this suspenseful sequel to The Marino Mission, teens Alexa and Jose reunite at the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple where they unearth intriguing clues about this ancient civilization. When they uncover a sinister... more...

  • Spelling Steps 1by Laurel and Associates

    Saddleback Publishing 2006; US$ 44.95

    Binders Contain: Answer keys, Master Spelling Lists, Self-Checking and Class Progress Charts, Self-Explanatory Lessons, Review Lessons, Rules to Remember, Spelling Steps. more...

  • NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrasesby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 9.95

    The small but very concise NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases offers 6,000 basic and common English words plus 6,000 basic and common English idioms and phrases. You will find this portable title essential in the classroom, at home, or traveling, when you need help to recall word and phrase meanings. more...