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Lingo Thesaurus

One of the strangest things I’ve had to get used to is the different lingo in America. The confused faces I’ve seen after I say some words are hilarious, and I’ve quickly had to adjust to using different terms for words that are commonly used in SA. 468 more words


From the Editor's Desk: Deleted Scenes, Bonus Material, and The Right Word

I’m frequently astounded and delighted by the wide range of information and subjects that cross my desk. On any given day I might find myself researching Turkish folktales, oriole migration, or medieval bookmaking. 1,030 more words

Picture Book

On getting rid of things (likely a series, so part I - print dictionaries)...

Will I need to be able to spell during the apocalypse?

Will I need a little-used sly synonym to endear myself to others before I shank them for some shoe leather? 348 more words


In the Studio with Melissa Sweet and Jen Bryant

In the aftermath of The Right Word‘s selection for the 2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, author Jen Bryant and illustrator Melissa Sweet both filmed short video interviews allowing readers a rare glimpse into their respective studios — and a behind-the-scenes look at the creativity and hard work they each poured into their Caldecott Honor–winning picture-book biography of Peter Mark Roget. 8 more words


Lucius by David Graham


by David Graham

Esox Lucius lurks in murky waters depths
Where, motionless, he sits and waits for prey to come to him
Then, with sudden burst of speed, 363 more words