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A is for Alaska: Written by Kids for Kids

by Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska WestWinds Press (March 09, 2015)

This kid-size photo book covers locations, peoples, landmarks, and icons from across Alaska. Kids like the See-My-State Series because they are written by kids.

Korean Nursery Rhymes: Wild Geese, Land of Goblins and other Favorite Songs and Rhymes [Korean-English] [Downloadable MP3 Audio Included]

by Danielle Wright & Helen Acraman Tuttle Publishing (August 19, 2014)

A charming collection of fourteen well-loved rhymes, Korean Nursery Rhymes is the perfect introduction to Korean language and culture for young readers.

This beautifully illustrated book features songs and rhymes...

Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Traditional Favorites (Share and Sing in Japanese & English; includes Downloadable Aud

by Danielle Wright & Helen Acraman Tuttle Publishing (January 04, 2014)

**2012 Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Winner!**

A delightful collection of fifteen well-loved rhymes, Japanese Nursery Rhymes is the perfect introduction to Japanese language and culture for...

Mary Had a Little Jam: And Other Silly Rhymes

by Stephen Carpenter & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (December 14, 2010)

These all-new, delightfully silly nursey rhymes recount the latest adventures of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Beep, and other best-loved Mother...

What My Mother Doesn't Know

by Sonya Sones Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 19, 2010)

My name is Sophie.

This book is about me.

It tells

the heart-stoppingly riveting story

of my first love.

And also of my second.

And, okay, my third love, too.

It's not that I'm boy crazy.

It's just that even though


Poisoned Apples

by Christine Heppermann Greenwillow Books (September 23, 2014)

Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale.

Christine Heppermann's collection of fifty...

The Flag of Childhood

by Naomi Shihab Nye Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

A stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East selected by honored anthologist, writer, and editor Naomi Shihab Nye.

This beautiful collection of eloquent poems from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Iraq,...

Tell the World

by WritersCorps HarperCollins (August 24, 2010)

Through poetry we tell the world who we are, where we're from, what we love, what we think, how we feel, and why we hope.

With a foreword by hip-hop artist and celebrated urban poet Common, Tell the World is...

Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

by Ralph Fletcher HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone...

Time You Let Me In

by Naomi Shihab Nye Greenwillow Books (February 23, 2010)

They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise

They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off

And they want you to let them in.


by Naomi Shihab Nye Greenwillow Books (June 23, 2009)

Honey. Beeswax. Pollinate. Hive. Colony. Work. Dance. Communicate. Industrious. Buzz. Sting. Cooperate.

Where would we be without them? Where would we be without one another?

In eighty-two poems and paragraphs,...

Wildly Romantic

by Catherine M. Andronik Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 16, 2007)

Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution

Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.

In the early 1800s, poetry...

Wet Cement

by Bob Raczka Roaring Brook Press (March 07, 2016)

Who says words need to be concrete? This collection shapes poems in surprising and delightful ways.

Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form because they are fun to look at. But by using the arrangement...

Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal!

by Leo Landry Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 25, 2019)

With sweet and simple rhymes, these poems celebrate a range of sports. From baseball and basketball, to karate and swimming, there's something for everyone!

I've got my ball

I've got my glove

I'm ready for the...

Papa Is a Poet

by Natalie S. Bober & Rebecca Gibbon Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 14, 2013)

When Robert Frost was a child, his family thought he would grow up to be a baseball player. Instead, he became a poet. His life on a farm in New Hampshire inspired him to write "poetry that talked," and today...

Hypnotize a Tiger

by Calef Brown Henry Holt and Co. Byr Paperbacks (April 27, 2015)

This is the first longer-format, middle-grade collection from #1 New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Calef Brown. Moving away from the picture book format offers Calef the opportunity to tackle a variety...


by Julie Paschkis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 30, 2018)

Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.

Orange you sweet? Orange you plump and juicy? Orange you my favorite fruit?

Hey - you're a tangerine!


My Daddy Rules the World

by Hope Anita Smith Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 15, 2017)

A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor--winning poet.

Who is your hero? Who's your best friend?

Who says he loves you again and again?


Told through the voice...

When Green Becomes Tomatoes

by Julie Fogliano & Julie Morstad Roaring Brook Press (February 29, 2016)

december 29

and i woke to a morning

that was quiet and white

the first snow

(just like magic) came on tip toes


Flowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain. Summer swims...


by Tony Johnston & Wendell Minor Roaring Brook Press (September 22, 2014)

Standing tall above the tree line, Sequoia stretches his ancient arms and gathers clouds to him. He watches as days, seasons, years pass by. His branches are home to owls and choirs of frogs. Beneath his broad...

Presidential Misadventures

by Bob Raczka & Dan E. Burr Roaring Brook Press (January 26, 2015)

A spoonful of poetry helps the mockery go down! This collection of presidential poems is historical and hysterical.

The clerihew is a simple poetic form specifically invented to make fun of famous people--and...

Flutter & Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido

by Julie Paschkis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 17, 2015)

All sorts of animals flutter and hum, dance and stretch, and slither and leap their way through this joyful collection of poems in English and Spanish. Julie Paschkis's poems and art sing in both languages,...


by Valerie Worth & Steve Jenkins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 18, 2013)

In the follow-up to the well-received Animal Poems, Pug: And Other Animal Poems examines a wide range of animal behavior, from the fleetingness of a fly sipping spilled milk to the constant steely presence of...

Punctuation Celebration

by Elsa Knight Bruno & Jenny Whitehead Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 02, 2012)

Can learning about punctuation really be fun? You bet--in Elsa Knight Bruno's Punctuation Celebration, featuring illlustrations by Jenny Whitehead

Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring...

Cricket in the Thicket

by Carol Murray & Melissa Sweet Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 08, 2017)

A nonfiction picture book of poetry about fascinating insects with accompanying facts, notes, and illustrations by the Caldecott-winning Melissa Sweet.

Pray tell us, Mr. Mantis,

Do you pray or simply prey?

Do you...

Won Ton and Chopstick

by Lee Wardlaw & Eugene Yelchin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 16, 2015)

Won Ton has a happy life with his Boy, until...

Ears perk. Fur prickles.

Belly low, I creep...peek...FREEZE!

My eyes full of Doom.

A new puppy arrives, and nothing will be the same.Told entirely in haiku and with...

My Dog May Be a Genius

by Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow Books (February 26, 2008)

Have you ever encountered an underwater marching band, a pig in a bathing suit, a pet orangutan, or a witch in a hardware store? Have you ever sat with a skunk in a courtroom, shopped for a dinosaur, or conversed...


by Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow Books (July 10, 2007)

So put on your pith helmet and prepare to explore a wilderness of puns and rhymes where birds, beasts, vegetables, and flowers have been mysteriously scrambled together to create creatures you've never seen...

The New Kid on the Block

by Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow Books (April 10, 2007)

From beloved and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky come over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, to the very unexpected new kid! For fans of Shel Silverstein...

A Pizza The Size of The Sun

by Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow Books (April 10, 2007)

I'm Miss Misinformation, it's my gratifying task to tell you all you need to know, you only need to ask. The seas are thick with elephants the skies are purple straw, you measure with an octopus, you hammer...

Something Big Has Been Here

by Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow Books (April 10, 2007)

The long-awaited companion to the bestselling The New Kid on the Block. "A wealth of funny new verse from a favorite poet. Prelutsky's comic muse is at its best here. Another winner."--Kirkus Reviews. "Prelutsky...

Joyful Noise and I Am Phoenix

by Paul Fleischman, John Bedford Lloyd & Anne Twomey Balzer + Bray (November 11, 2008)

Joyful Noise

Written to be read aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a recording of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly...


by Solli Raphael Andrews McMeel Publishing (August 27, 2019)

From thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael comes Limelight, an extraordinary book that showcases that age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action.


I, Too, Sing America

by Catherine Clinton, Ashley Bryan & Renee Joshua-Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Starting with Lucy Terry of the early eighteenth century and finishing with poet laureate Rita Dove, this inspiring anthology edited by Catherine Clinton captures the enormous talent and passion of black poets....

Paul Revere's Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Browning & David Thorn Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

Paul Revere's Ride

In this classic piece of American poetry, Henry WadsworthLongfellow commemorates the actions of American Patriot Paul Revere on April18, 1775. The tale depicts Paul Revere's exciting midnight...

Poems for Two Voices

by Paul Fleischman, Melissa Hughes & Scott Snively Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

PaulFleischman is a master of sound, incorporating a soaring, energetic musicalityinto his writing. His poems for two voices--"Joyful Noise" and "I Am Phoenix"--makefor irresistible listening. Whether funny,...

I Don't Want to Be Crazy

by Samantha Schutz Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder. This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz...

O Captain, My Captain

by Robert Burleigh & Sterling Hundley Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2019)

Dramatic, lyrical, and beautifully illustrated, O Captain, My Captain tells the story of one of America's greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America's greatest presidents. Whitman and Lincoln...

I (Heart) Art

by The Metropolitan Museum of Art Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 14, 2019)

A charming, chunky book filled with more than 150 works we love from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book is divided into different themes for readers to explore, including people, animals, transportation,...

World Make Way

by Metropolitan Museum of Art, The & Lee Bennett Hopkins Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2018)

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci


Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, eighteen poets have written new...

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet

by Lee Bennett Hopkins & Alyssa Nassner Abrams Appleseed (March 02, 2015)

Beloved children’s poet and anthologizer Lee Bennett Hopkins has produced more than 100 volumes of poetry throughout his illustrious career, but Lullaby and Kisses Sweet is his first collection geared toward...

A Songbird Dreams of Singing

by Kate Hosford & Jennifer M. Potter Running Press (November 05, 2019)

Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming or flying!

Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse...

Animal Rap and Far-Out Fables

by Gwen Molnar Dundurn (September 16, 1995)

What do you do with elephants escaped from the zoo, or whales swimming loops around in your soup? Find out in this rollicking collection of readable, singable poems.

Mountain Interval

by Robert Frost Wilder Publications (January 19, 2018)

Mountain Interval' includes two of Robert Frost’s best known and most powerful poems: “A Road Not Taken” and “Out Out—.” This collection helped solidify Robert Frost’s position as the greatest...

The Road Not Taken with Fire and Ice

by Robert Frost Wilder Publications (January 19, 2018)

Collected here are 98 poems that made Robert Frost’s reputation as the greatest American Poet of his or any other time. Uniquely powerful and uniquely American Frost’s poems are important and approachable....

A Boy’s Will

by Robert Frost Wilder Publications (January 19, 2018)

A Boy’s Will' is the poetry collection that put the world on notice that Robert Frost was going to be an important Poet. His early poems were already exploring the themes and subject matter that would make...

The Teachers are in Trouble and Other Rhymes

by Matthew Hartley & Lori Escobar Book Beetle Publishing (February 01, 2018)

Matthew Hartley’s book, The Teachers are in Trouble and Other Rhymes, is sure to make you laugh out loud.

In these pages you’ll find the King of Burps, the boy who wouldn’t eat his greens, the teacher who...

If Kids Ruled the School

by Stephen Carpenter & Bruce Lanky Meadowbrook (July 03, 2012)

If Kids Ruled the School contains 50 giggle-inducing poems about school, covering everything from homework and tests to school lunches and detention. The book contains poems by Jack Prelutsky, Bruce Lansky,...

Children's Living Poems

by Melvine Groves BookBlastPro Inc. (October 25, 2017)

Many things inspired me to write Melvine’s Living Poems. They are a collection of my experiences, joyful reminders, and thoughtful concerns.

As a parent and retired educator, I have experienced many feelings...

Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

by Kenn Nesbitt, Mike Gordon & Carl Gordon Meadowbrook (June 19, 2012)

The lunch ladies will finally have their revenge! From the lunch ladies getting back at kids who complain about cafeteria food, to principals who disappear into thin air, school has never been so funny. Revenge...