Scripps National Spelling Bee Books

It’s the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s mission to help students improve their spelling abilities, increase their vocabularies, and develop confidence and skills that will benefit them wherever life takes them. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, inspiring millions of students across the country and around the globe to compete in formal and informal spelling bees each year.

feed me wordsFeed Me Words

These forty bite-size word puzzles, spelling quizzes, and vocabulary-filled stories, developed in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, are perfect for sharing at snack time or around the dinner table.

Readers are invited to play with language, investigating sneaky silent letters and the many ways that a word’s meaning can be altered by context or spelling. Synonyms, homonyms, and palindromes prevail. Did Mom want two each of several different fruits, or just a few pears?

Drawing on the ubiquity of classroom spelling bees, these super-short, storified lessons (that don’t feel like lessons at all) are accompanied by informational sidebars rich with tips, tricks, trivia, and interactive exercises to break down spelling basics in a fun and accessible way.


Spell Across AmericaSpell Across America

This second book developed in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee is bursting with vibrant content themed around major US. regions and landmarks to provide a fun backdrop for stories and lessons designed to help prepare young spellers for success both on stage and off.

The Bee-vetted, fully illustrated location-based stories in Spell Across America make this the perfect book to share on road trips, buses, trains, and planes. Puzzles, trivia, and informational sidebars break down spelling and word-use basics in an engaging and accessible way.