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Books by Chloe Rhodes

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi Words We Pinched From Other Languages

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi Words We Pinched From Other Languages

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

A handy guide to the meanings and origins of the many foreign phrases we use every day. English as we know it today is enriched with many borrowings and influences from other languages. Aficionado, chutzpah, pro bono, hoi polloi, ketchup, nous, zeitgeist - we use these foreign words every day without thinking of their origins, but what do they actually mean? And just how and why did we English speakers absorb such exotic imports? Each phrase has a fascinating history; colonialism, foreign trade, invasion and immigration all have their role to play in the evolution of our language. Did you know, for example, that 'lingua franca' is Italian for 'Frankish language' - a name given to a mixed common language used by diplomats of different nationalities in medieval times? Or that the seemingly modern 'bandana' comes from the Sanskrit for the ancient Indian technique of tie-dying fabric? A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi is an accessible and entertaining treasury of information that 'connoisseurs' (French) of the English language will love!

An Unkindness of Ravens A Book of Collective Nouns

An Unkindness of Ravens A Book of Collective Nouns

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

'A thoroughly entertaining and absorbing little publication, set out in an accessible and easy-to-read style' - The Bookbag Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this book have their origins in the Medieval Books of Courtesy, among the earliest works to be published in this country. Despite originating as a form of social etiquette reserved for the gentry, many of these collective nouns have survived to become a curious feature of today's everyday language. This absorbing book tells the stories of these evocative phrases, many of which have stood the test of time and are still in use today. Entertaining, informative and fascinating, An Unkindness of Ravens is perfect for any history or language buff.

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Head to Head: An A-Z of Record Breakers

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Head to Head: An A-Z of Record Breakers

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. An A-Z of Record Breakers reveals some amazing world record holders in mountain biking, number memorising and even eating jelly with chopsticks! Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: Invasion: When Animals Invade

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: Invasion: When Animals Invade

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In this non-fiction book, When Animals Invade, Cat explores the animals that invade where we live, from rats in the UK to monkeys in India. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Explore the depths of our own planet in Exploring the Deep and discover what lies in the sea: from shipwrecks, to coral reefs, to glow-in-the-dark fish. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: Rubbish!

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: Rubbish!

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Rubbish! explores lots of facts about where our rubbish goes and how we can reduce wastage. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: In the News: Making a Splash

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: In the News: Making a Splash

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Making a Splash discover how journalism works: the research conducted, the expert knowledge required and the different mediums used to convey news. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: Behind the Scenes: Spectacular Film Stunts

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: Behind the Scenes: Spectacular Film Stunts

Author: Chloe Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Ever wondered how car chases are filmed, how a stunt explosion is made, or how stunt artists fly? Find out the answers in Spectacular Film Stunts, alongside record-breaking stunt statistics and an interview with a real life stunt artist. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

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