Children - Poetry

Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize

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By Patrice Vecchione (Editor)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780812626568
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Published: Cricket Books - March 7th, 2002

Fun to read, fun for read-alouds, fun for all. Classic and contemporary poets delight readers of all ages with old favorites as well as new poems with a mixture of styles. A must for anyones shelf. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

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ISBN: 9780763629397
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Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2006

Kevin, forced to stay in bed due to having mono, is less than happy about missing playing baseball with his team. His father, in hopes of keeping him busy, gives him a blank notebook to write whatever he wants. Through this book, Kevin finds an outlet with poetry to talk about feelings he has about missing out with his friends, old girlfreinds, new girlfriends, his mother, and about himself. Told in simple, and fun poems, Kevin's story is funny, sad and ultimate eye opening. A must read for sport and non-sport fans everywhere. Ages 10 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Plum

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By Tony Mitton, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780439364096
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2003

Fantastic collection of poetry on a variety of subjects. The illustrations of GrandPre are bright, bold, soft, delicate and amazingly colorful. The images jump out of the page and the contractions and uses of light, shadows, and every art-tool results in a wonderful piece of work. It can be used in all grade levels, used in any subject, or just for fun. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

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ISBN: 9780064462181
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Published: HarperTeen - July 12th, 2016

What happens when your beloved older sister goes crazy and everyone pretends she isn't? Sones beautifully demonstrates this with poems that are about a trying time in her narrator's life. Based on actual events. Stop Pretending is a welcome addition to the young adult prose-poetry genre. For ages 12 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Light-Gathering Poems

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ISBN: 9780805062236
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 1st, 2000

This collection of poetry (edited by a former Bennington College student) wonderfully describes light and beauty in a number of amazing poems. Each poem is from a great selection of classical and contemporary poets (such as Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Jane Kenyon, Rumi and even Rosenberg). For the teen or adult who loves poetry. Some even appropriate for the younger reader and the bed-time read-alouds.~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem about China

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ISBN: 9780811843430
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 1st, 2005

Magnificent new picture book by a fantastic author and illustrator. Gorgeous illustrations make the book as you lift the pages after reading the poem. The spirit of China comes out of the pages with style and beauty. This is the must have book for people of all ages, styles and interests. Also shows two types of Chinese symbols. Truly this is a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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