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  • The Prodigal Tongue

    The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

    by Lynne Murphy ...
    **CHOSEN BY THE ECONOMIST AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEARAn American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English**“English accents are the sexiest.”“Americans have ruined the English language.”Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition

    Culturally responsive pedagogy, literacy, and English learner education expert Socorro Herrera has updated this bestseller to clarify, focus, and redefine concepts for the continued professional development of educators serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Teaching strategies and tools have been updated to reflect important new brain research and to keep pace with our ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • Hot for Words

    Answers to All Your Burning Questions About Words and Their Meanings

    by Marina Orlova ...
    Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words—and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost unbearably sexy…and lots of fun! ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Literacy Theory as Practice

    Connecting Theory and Instruction in K–12 Classrooms

    series Language and Literacy Series
    This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the most influential theories and models of reading and literacy, ranging from behaviorism and early information-processing theories to social constructionist and critical theories. Focusing on how these theories connect with different curricular approaches to literacy instruction (pre-K to grade 12), the author shows how they both shape and are ... Read more

    $33.99 USD

  • A Search Past Silence

    The Literacy of Young Black Men

    series Language and Literacy Series
    This beautifully written book argues that educators need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African-American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison pipeline. Moving portraits from the lives of six friends bring to life the structural characteristics and qualities of meaning-making practices, particularly ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • The Hangman

    by Louise Penny ...
    On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible. Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Biliteracy from the Start

    Literacy Squared in Action

    Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action shows bilingual education teachers, administrators, and leadership teams how to plan, implement, monitor, and strengthen biliteracy instruction that builds on students’ linguistic resources in two languages, beginning in kindergarten. Escamilla and her team present a holistic biliteracy framework that is at the heart of their action-oriented ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • How to Read a Poem: Based on the Billy Collins Poem "Introduction to Poetry"

    by Tania Runyan ...
    How to read a poem. A lot of books want to teach you just that. How is this one different? Think of it less as an instructional book and more as an invitation.For the reader new to poetry, this guide will open your senses to the combined craft and magic known as "poems". For the well versed, if you will, this book might make you fall in love again.How to Read a Poem uses images like the mouse, the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Skim, Dive, Surface

    Teaching Digital Reading

    by Jenae Cohn ...
    series Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    Students are reading on screens more than ever—how can we teach them to be better digital readers?Smartphones, laptops, tablets: college students are reading on-screen all the time, and digital devices shape students’ understanding of and experiences with reading. In higher education, however, teachers rarely consider how digital reading experiences may have an impact on learning abilities, unless ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • How to Read a Book

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed ZakariaOriginally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Una guía para leer a Mario Benedetti

    Una guía para leer a Mario BenedettiUna aproximación a la inmensa producción literaria del autor uruguayo, marcada por la coherencia y el compromiso.El aprecio por sus libros y el cariño, casi veneración, que suscitó en los más diversos rincones del idioma hacen de Mario Benedetti un personaje que va mucho más allá del escritor. En esta guía, además de adentrarte en su obra, podrás leer las ... Read more


  • Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

    A Creative and Proven Approach

    Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide featuring original illustrations by Andy Warhol—from one of America's most prominent language teachers.Read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks! Even the most reluctant learner will be astonished at the ease and effeciveness of Margarita Madrigal’s unique method of teaching a foreign language. Completely ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Best Punctuation Book, Period

    A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson

    This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the StyleConfused about punctuation? There’s a reason. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Una guía para leer a José Saramago

    Una guía para leer a José Saramago escrita por el propio autorDe la estatua a la piedra. El autor se explicaDe la estatua a la piedra es un recorrido en primera persona por las obras más emblemáticas del Premio Nobel de Literatura, acompañado de una introducción de Pilar del Río, epílogo de Fernando Gómez Aguilera y primeras páginas de todos sus libros.Con motivo de su 50 aniversario, Alfaguara ... Read more


  • The Adventure of English

    The Biography of a Language

    by Melvyn Bragg ...
    Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Home Invasion

    by Joy Fielding ...
    series Good Reads
    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Kathy Brown suddenly wakes up. Was that a noise in the house, or part of her dream? In her dream, Kathy was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend. Her husband, Jack, lies beside her, snoring. Michael is exciting. Jack is boring. When Kathy hears the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Art of Fiction

    Notes on Craft for Young Writers

    by John Gardner ...
    This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Telling True Stories

    A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

    Edited by Mark Kramer, Wendy Call ...
    Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists.The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Learn to Sign the Fun Way!

    Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Language

    by Penny Warner ...
    The perfect guide to signing for everyone!Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher!Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign—the United States' fourth most ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Elements of Eloquence

    Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

    by Mark Forsyth ...
    From the #1 international bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon comes an education in the art of articulation, from the King James Bible to Katy Perry…From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase—such as “O Captain! My Captain!” or “To be or not to be”—memorable.In ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • In the Land of Invented Languages

    Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language

    by Arika Okrent ...
    Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be confused with ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Una guía para leer a Mario Vargas Llosa

    Una guía para leer a Mario Vargas LlosaUn gigante de la literatura universal y uno de los mejores escritores latinoamericanos de todos los tiempos.Por qué leer a Mario Vargas Llosa, por dónde empezar a leerlo, cómo clasificar el tipo de novelas que escribe, cuáles son los temas recurrentes de sus historias... son algunas de las preguntas que podrás responder con esta guía, además de leer las ... Read more