Children - Poetry

The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic

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By Wafa Tarnowska (Retold by), Misty Nilesh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781846862502
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Published: Barefoot Books - October 1st, 2008

In beautiful, poetic prose this is a tale retold of the seven princesses and the king whose life they influence. The first translation into English, the poem (originally Haft Paykar) is a wonderful story of powerful women, important lessons, and interesting historical information as well. It is for ages 8 and up or as a family read. Great for a classroom, personal library, or anyone interested in Persian literature or the poet Nuzami. Mistry Nilesh's illustrations also beautifully done are very true to the feel of the text. Great companion for Lillian Hammer Ross's book Daughters of Eve: Strong Women of the Bible. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Shape Me a Rhyme

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By Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781620917916
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Published: Wordsong - March 3rd, 2015

The shapes of nature are each given their own special poem and fantastic photograph in this collection by mother and son team Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple. In addition to each perfectly matched poem and photograh are other names the shape could be called (ex: Coil is also whorl, spiral, curlicue, or twist). This is a great book to teach not only shapes, but poetry as well. Other books they have worked on together is Count Me a Rhyme and Color Me a Rhyme. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Owl and the Pussycat

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By Sam Tannen (Illustrator), Edward Lear
ISBN: 9781500320997
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 26th, 2014

The Owl and the Pussycat goes beyond the quirky charm of the beloved poem. Set in a world that is rife with segregation, where everyone hides behind a mask, an aristocratic owl and a bohemian pussycat find each other. Escaping disapproval they sail on their pea green boat to a utopia of mismatched creatures. Beautifully designed in a volume that is slim. This is a celebration of love and an exhilarating journey. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Here's A Little Poem

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By Jane Yolen (Compiled by), Andrew Fusek Peters (Compiled by), Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763631413
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - February 13th, 2007

Here's a Little Poem (ages 3-7) collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, is an exuberant collection of poems by a wide range of poets, from Langston Hughes to Margaret Wise Brown to Hilaire Belloc along with some contemporary favorites. Perceptively depicting a day in the life of a toddler coupled with animated illustrations, this is a perfect introduction to poetry. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems

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By Jack Prelutsky, Yossi Abolafia (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060537173
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Published: HarperCollins - November 7th, 2006

These are great poems that are perfect for the beginning reader or to be read out loud to any age. The delightful images (and perhaps, not so delightful for some) of winter are playfully represented in Winter Signs; My Mother Took Me Skating; I Do Not Mind You, Winter Wind and many more. Anyone who has experienced the wonders of winter can appreciate this sweet, silly and fun collection. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

From Dawn till Dusk

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ISBN: 9780618737505
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Published: Sandpiper - September 1st, 2006

Spend a year on the farm with the narrator and her family as she recalls the fond times they have spent together. Each season the author names chores that may not be fun at first look, but they always turn into wonderful memories. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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