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Books About Language

McMillan, Bruce. (1986). Becca backward, Becca frontward :a book of concept pairs. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. PRIM-FIC M1673be

Photographs of a girl involved in various activities illustrate such opposite concepts as above/below, full/empty, and big/small.

Schiller, Andrew. (1977). In other words :a beginning thesaurus. Glenview, Ill. : Scott, Foresman. 423.1 S334 1977

Under one hundred alphabetically arranged entries are more than a thousand words with illustrative sentences to help the middle grader in choosing the exact word from several synonyms.

Butterworth, Nick. (1987). Nice or nasty : book of opposites. Boston : Little, Brown. 428.1 B988n

Animal and human characters introduce opposite concepts such as fast and slow, wet and dry, weak and strong.

Hefter, Richard. (1975). Yes and no :a book of opposites. New City, N.Y. :: Strawberry Books ; New York : Distributed by Larousse. PRIM-FIC H4616ye

Text and pictures illustrate opposites such as inside and outside, plain and fancy, full and empty

Books About the Arts

Ardley, Neil. (2004). Music. New York : DK Pub. 780 A676m

Takes a look at the history of music, how instruments are made, and how they have evolved today.

Berger, Melvin. (1989). The science of music. New York : Crowell. 781 B496s

Discusses how the various musical instruments produce sound and describes how records, tapes, and disks are made and how the playback equipment for them generates sound waves.

Levine, Robert. (2001). The story of the orchestra :listen while you learn about the instruments, the music, and the composers who wrote the music. New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co. 784.2 L665s & Multimedia CD 974

Eye-catching illustrations and photos, engaging text, and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra, and the composers who wrote the music.

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