With Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble® (Chronicle Books, $18.95) word game-obsessed authors David Bukszpan and Dave Hopkins create a fun, engaging guide to a range of word games. It’s packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Bukszpan is a freelance book publicist. Hopkins is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines from The Economist to MOJO.