Published 24 August 2007
Spell It Yourself! is a consistently-bestselling title for upper primary school pupils that is now being published by Chambers. It lists over 7,500 words that children might use, and alongside each word is straightforward guidance on how to spell derived forms and compounds of the word, for example running, runner, runway. Therefore the book not only makes it quick and easy for a child to find the spellings they need, but it also reinforces knowledge of word families and of how to spell words from their root forms. Homophones of the words are indicated, both to help children find the right word and to encourage them to learn the correct spellings. Useful additional sections give the spellings of first names, countries, contractions such as mustn’t, and all the different forms of numbers.