Every year, tens of thousands of students around the country compete for one of just a few hundred coveted slots at the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. So how does the novice speller hone his or her craft at home? By spelling constantly, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Each of the warm, inspirational and aspirational notes in Lunchbox Words features a Bee-selected early spelling word used in context and accompanied by its definition and pronunciation, a quick and easy spelling lesson, and an illustrated joke or quote. These mini-lessons are bite-sized and easily sharable—perfect for tucking in a book bag, lunchbox, or coat pocket whenever your speller is on the go.
About the Author
Tracey West is the bestselling author of more than 200 books for children and teachers, including Lunchbox Words and books set in the Batman, Star Wars, and Pokemon universes among others. She writes everything from activity books and guidebooks to series fiction. Tracey lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, Bill. She is a stepmom to three great kids, and sent them all lunch box notes when they were in elementary school.
James K. Hindle illustrated Mothman’s Curse by Christine Hayes, and has also done illustrations for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, NYU Press and other publishers. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and three sons.
“Suitable for both emergent readers and future bee contestants . . . What sets this primer apart from other vocabulary resources is that adults are encouraged to write notes using the new term for their young readers, which they can slip easily into a lunchbox or pocket. This book reinforces the notion that learning should be a family activity and encourages adults to model the concepts that they hope their children will learn.” —Booklist