An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them.
I am a canvas
Being painted on
By the words of my family
For all of life's adventures comes The Road Not Taken, which The New York Times Book Review calls "a book that begs rereading'".
Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.
As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families.
$7.99ISBN: 9780399231933Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 1997
Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit from their Caribbean island and with a guitar at his side, ready for serenading.
As they sail off across the sea, another story unfolds in the water beneath the boat. One by one, exotic sea creatures swim into the picture and a small yellow fish seems to be looking for someone.$7.99ISBN: 9780698113671Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - May 7th, 1996
Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit from their Caribbean island and with a guitar at his side, ready for serenading.
As they sail off across the sea, another story unfolds in the water beneath the boat. One by one, exotic sea creatures swim into the picture and small yellow fish seems to be looking for someone.
$17.99ISBN: 9780547315836Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011
A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals.What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful?$17.99ISBN: 9780547014944Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2009
With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.$17.99ISBN: 9780544106161Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2013What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings is a collection of poems to provide comfort, courage, and humor at difficult or daunting moments in life. It conjures forth laments, spells, invocations, chants, blessings, promises, songs, and charms.$16.99ISBN: 9780062907691Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - February 11th, 2020
“Nye at her engaging, insightful best.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)$19.99ISBN: 9781629798813Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wordsong - October 8th, 2019
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book
A Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book
Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens
Six Starred Reviews -- ★Booklist ★BCCB ★The Horn Book ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness$7.99ISBN: 9781481486255Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019
“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr.$18.99ISBN: 9781368045247Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.$17.99ISBN: 9780670012107Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller and one of 2019's best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!$17.99ISBN: 9780062691842Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - February 13th, 2018
Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.$9.99ISBN: 9781250110961Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - March 7th, 2017
A powerful novel in verse about an early women’s rights pioneer and the journey to Cuba that transformed her life.
When Fredrika Bremer asked the Swedish Consulate to find her a quiet home in the Cuban countryside, she expected a rustic thatched hut, not this luxurious mansion in Matanzas, where Elena, the daughter of the house, can barely step foot outside.$8.99ISBN: 9781250230812Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2020
Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of amazing Hispanics.$19.95ISBN: 9781620143117Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Lee & Low Books - October 22nd, 2019
An outstanding celebration of diversity and family: fourteen poets and sixteen illustrators of diverse backgrounds share memorable childhood experiences and reflect upon their different heritages, traditions, and beliefs.
I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage brings together the work of fourteen award-winning poets and sixteen illustrators of diverse backgrounds who share asp$18.99ISBN: 9780060572341Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014
$19.99ISBN: 9780061905858Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2009
From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. This special edition contains 12 never-before-published poems.$19.99ISBN: 9781683691136Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019
The New York Times Best Seller
For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.$18.99ISBN: 9781250311207Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020
"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue
Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.$19.99ISBN: 9781541557758Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020
How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a try it prompt for an activity.$8.99ISBN: 9780147511621Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Puffin Books - March 10th, 2015
Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion.
It's December 16, 1773, and Boston is about to explode! King George has decided to tax the colonists' tea. The Patriots have had enough. Ethan, the printer's errand boy, is running through town to deliver a message about an important meeting.$19.99ISBN: 9781541557703Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - March 3rd, 2020
The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks--light is everywhere in our world Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.$8.99ISBN: 9781250230812Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2020
Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of amazing Hispanics.$16.99ISBN: 9781426372070Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: National Geographic Kids - March 24th, 2020$6.99ISBN: 9780064460934Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019
From the Newbery Medal winning author of Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrates the insect world. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.$40.00ISBN: 9781536202472Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nosy Crow - October 9th, 2018
Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems — one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Langston Hughes, N. M.$17.99ISBN: 9781684373628Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Wordsong - March 17th, 2020
Twenty-two poems capture the amazing power of writing and will inspire even the most reluctant writer to begin putting words to paper.$17.99ISBN: 9780763681685Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - February 25th, 2019
Toast a marshmallow, be a tree in winter, read braille — Paul B. Janeczko and Richard Jones invite you to enjoy an assortment of poems that inform and inspire.
Today I walked outside and spied
a hedgehog on the hill.
When she and I met eye to eye,
she raised up straight and still.$7.99ISBN: 9780763699710Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018
“Sweet’s pictures are, in a word, gorgeous. . . . They capture and expand the spirit and sensibility of the verses they illustrate to wonderful effect.” — Booklist (starred review)$7.99ISBN: 9780763623760Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Candlewick - March 3rd, 2005
"These aren't poems to read aloud, but to look at and laugh at together, with young children and especially older readers, who will enjoy the surprise of what words look like and what can be done with them." — Booklist (starred review)$16.99ISBN: 9780763690526Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018
A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.$17.99ISBN: 9780316360302Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2017
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.
Hey black child,
Do you know who you are?
Who really are?Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be$19.99ISBN: 9781402210747Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Sourcebooks - March 1st, 2010
Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable selections for ages 12-14 from a wide variety of poets.$15.99ISBN: 9781682630983Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2020
Step right up and learn all about the lively participants in the Amphibian Acrobat show-- from the agile Wallace's flying frog to the bouncing Venezuelan pebble toad to the tricky salamander called the yellow-eyed ensatina.$17.99ISBN: 9781442487956Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Beach Lane Books - July 10th, 2018
In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, celebrated picture book poet Douglas Florian offers an honest, touching, and often humorous collection of twenty-three poems about relationships—both good and bad!
There are all kinds of friends—good friends, bad friends, old friends, new friends…even imaginary friends!$7.99ISBN: 9781984894472Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020
This paperback picture book features fresh, quirky poems by two picture-book poetry veterans which explore practically every kid's favorite topic: CARS!$17.99ISBN: 9780711247697Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Wide Eyed Editions - February 4th, 2020Poems are made to read OUT LOUD!
A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twenty poems by the award-winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence.
Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry.$10.99ISBN: 9780525580454Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - December 31st, 2019
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.$17.99ISBN: 9781590789360Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Wordsong - March 28th, 2017
In this collection of poems, noted children's poet Jane Yolen takes readers on an expedition underground, exploring everything from animal burrows and human creations, like subways, near the surface—to ancient cities and fossils, lower down—to caves, magma, and Earth's tectonic plates, deeper still below our feet.$19.99ISBN: 9780762469109Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 10th, 2020This delightful, interactive journey through the history of the world's poetry now includes a removable poster and access to downloadable audio, allowing kids to listen and learn as they experience the magic of the spoken word.$4.99ISBN: 9780060537227Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2008
From Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky and illustrator Yossi Abolafia, My Parents Think I'm Sleeping is the perfect book to get young readers excited about bedtime. This I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently.$9.99ISBN: 9780060763909Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - December 26th, 2012
The master of mischievous rhyme, Jack Prelutsky, and his partner in crime, James Stevenson, have whipped up a storm of more than one hundred hilarious poems and zany drawings. Grab your umbrella—and make sure it's a big one!$9.95ISBN: 9781402750618Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling - September 1st, 2007
William Blake, Kate Greenaway, Emily Dickinson: the writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems--first published in 1969--are among literature's most beloved. And Gyo Fujikawa's appealing illustrations depict children of all races sweetly interacting, as well as an engagingly rendered menagerie of animals and the natural world in all its wonderment.$17.99ISBN: 9781512426618Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2018
A zombie family reunion, a Jekyll lantern, a giggling undertaker, a telekinetic warlock . . . are you scared yet? Sure to induce shrieks and giggles in equal measure, Calef Brown's poems present a wonderfully creepy cast of characters. Richly detailed paintings add to the frightful fun$19.99ISBN: 9780805099294Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 18th, 2019
Enter the delightful world of this long-format picture book poetry collection from #1 New York Times-bestselling creator Calef Brown.
This book is powered by 100% natural
A verse-based energy source
(with verbal synergy, of course)$18.95ISBN: 9780711241701Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: words & pictures - September 17th, 2019This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with nonfiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our city landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples.
Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren’t the only ones who live in them.$16.99ISBN: 9780763690472Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019
Queue up for a whistle-stop tour of trains of all kinds, narrated in lively verse and featuring dynamic retro artwork.
Rows of grooves, cables, and bars.
Graffiti rockin’ out the cars.
A badge of rust. A proud oil stain.
There’s nothin’ plain about a train.$17.95ISBN: 9780884486916Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Tilbury House Publishers - April 7th, 2020
Common Critters celebrates neighborhood wildlife in verse. A familiar cast of characters—worms, slugs, caterpillars, ladybugs, robins, mourning doves, houseflies, spiders, squirrels, skunks, and others—crawls, runs, buzzes, and flits through these lively poems, which show how exotic these seemingly ordinary creatures really are.$18.99ISBN: 9780316703062Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2002An award-winning photographer asked several children "What is the best part of you?", and presents their answers in this sometimes funny, sometimes moving, deeply personal book that includes striking black-and-white photographs taken by the author. Ideal for parents and teacher to use to discuss body image, self-esteem, and diversity with children.$16.99ISBN: 9780763680947Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017
The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree’s New York Times best-selling ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.$9.95ISBN: 9781402750625Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Sterling - September 1st, 2007
Originally published in 1885, A Child's Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new generation.$19.99ISBN: 9780689823824Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1999
Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.$17.99ISBN: 9780763680251Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019
Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back — propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations.
The universe poured into me.
My brain was overloaded.
It smoked and glowed red-hot.
it actually exploded.
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