Frindle—a made-up word that turns an entire school and town upside down. What starts out as a clever and slightly mischievous fifth grader making fun of his teacher’s love of the dictionary quickly spirals out of control. Words have a way of taking on a life of their own, you know (especially amongst high-spirited fifth graders). Frindle makes for an engaging read-aloud, with pauses for intriguing discussion. This incredible story is a reminder that language is never static—just the opposite—it is always in flux.