Children - Poetry

If Not for the Cat

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By Jack Prelutsky, Ted Rand (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060596774
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 21st, 2004

The poems found in this text are wonderful poems done in the Haiku style of poetry. Each poem is a riddle told by a particular animal. The reader has to guess what animal it is (don't worry the "answers" are in the back). Rand's illustrations are the perfect addition to these amazing poems. Each illustration tells the story as easy as Prelutsky's words do. This is a must have for anyone's library who enjoys poetry in general, Haiku poems or just loves a perfect book. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

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ISBN: 9780060504045
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2005

A 2002 National Book Awards Finalist, 19 Varieties of Gazelle is a delight collection of poems for young adults. Poems about the Middle East, peace, and being an Arab-American in the United States, are though provoking and insightful. Each poem shows the beauty of Nye's world. We also learn that the world has more similarities than differences. Enjoy learning about the world of the Middle East, what it means to be Arab-American and poems of peace. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Becoming Joe DiMaggio

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By Maria Testa, Scott Hunt (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763624446
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Published: Candlewick - February 3rd, 2005

Great story about becoming who you are done in the prose poetry format. Simple poems tell the story of Joseph Paul, named after Joe DiMaggio, and his immigrant grandfather, Papa-Angelo. Papa-Angelo teaches Joseph about life, family, and even, baseball. The bond between grandfather and grandson is wonderfully portrayed. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


One Leaf Rides the Wind

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ISBN: 9780142401958
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Published: Puffin Books - March 17th, 2005

A lovely book of haiku poems that shows a young girl as she journeys through a Japanese garden. As she discovers the wonders of the garden, you can count them along with her. The bottom of each page also gives factual information about the item the narrator is currently talking about. Amazingly beautiful illustrations add the perfect touch, capturing the feel of the garden and the excitement of discovery of the girl and your child. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


You Hear Me?: Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys

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By Betsy Franco (Editor), Nina Nickles (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9780763611590
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Published: Candlewick - May 1st, 2001

Read poetry and short stories written by teens just like you! Dealing with every subject teens deal with everyday, these are must-reads for the lover of poetry and stories, the writer of poetry and stories, or just teens dealing with contemporary issues. Teen boys, ages 11 to 19, share their thoughts and feelings on everything from first love to "well-kept" secrets.~ Reviewed by Jeanette


A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme

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By J. Patrick Lewis, Alison Jay (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803725799
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Published: Dial Books - March 4th, 2002

Alison Jay's fun illustrations add to these delightful poems that teach geography in a fun and exciting way. Ever seen a poem shaped like the Italian boot? Or floated away on Angels Falls? Fun for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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