Children - Poetry

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

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By Lee Wardlaw, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805089950
Availability: Backordered
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 15th, 2011

Won Ton (not the real name of this unique cat) tells the journey he takes from the shelter where the boy finds him to the house that he will eventually call home. All of this is wrapped up in the unusual form of Haiku poetry. These delightful poems are a great way to introduce your reader to the joys of poetry within a sweet and sassy story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

There's No Place Like School: Classroom Poems

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By Jack Prelutsky, Jane Manning (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060823382
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 22nd, 2010

The good (Lunchroom Magic by Charles Ghigna), the bad (It's Today? by Sara Holbrook) and the naughty (The Drinking Fountain by Kenn Nesbitt) will have your students, children and grandchildren laughing out loud and sympathizing with the students in Prelutsky's newest collection of poetry. Many poets, along with Jane Manning's illustrations, have nailed the world of school perfectly. Also, parents will remember their own school days with fond memories and teachers will have their own Why the Frog in Our Class Is Purple moments to be reminded of. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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By Frances Schoonmaker (Editor), Mike Bryce (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781402772955
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Published: Sterling - April 6th, 2010

A collection of poetry by a great American poet. Schoonmaker adds a brief and informative biography of Millay. A great collection for poetry lovers of any age. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Fold Me a Poem

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ISBN: 9780152025014
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2005

Have you ever folded a poem? Each of the poems shows the spirit of making an origami item. When a young boy uses his imagination, the poems and animals he is creating, come to life. You don't need to know the ins and outs of the beautiful art of paper folding, you just need a comfy chair to sit back, relax in and stop and enjoy some fun and different poetry. You do not have to be a kid to read these neat poems, just a kid at heart. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

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By Paul B. Janeczko (Compiled by), Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763641320
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2009

Fun poems with manageable descriptions of what each type of poem includes. Great for the older child learning about poetry, or even adults who need to have a slight refresher course. But the poems themselves are great for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems

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By Deborah Ruddell, Joan Rankin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416942115
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 10th, 2009

Eau De Forest: A Woodsy Cologne. Moonlit Raccoon. Or Chipmunks, Inc. are some of the fabulous poems that are clever sweet, and educational. Each poem, while entertaining, contains facts about each animal depicted. Each of the poems created by Deborah Ruddell are excellently illustrated by Joan Rankin's sweet, delightful and funny illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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