i'm so terrible with names of authors and books. i usually go into barnes & nobles and tell them that i'm looking for this book about a girl and the cover is orange with a black stripe on the side. anyways, i finally found the author that i've been looking for. katie wood ray wrote wondrous words. it's a teacher book but it talks about all of her wonderful books that she enjoys reading. she makes all sorts of stacks (themes) and describes each one. after reading her book, i went out and bought a bunch more books.