Poetry In April

How to Write a Poem By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator), Deanna Nikaido Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060906
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 4th, 2023

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you.

Begin

with a question


Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses By Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice Provensen (Illustrator), Martin Provensen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice Provensen (Illustrator), Martin Provensen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555374
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Published: Golden Books - February 14th, 2017

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
 


Keeping the Night Watch By Hope Anita Smith, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hope Anita Smith, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312659363
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Published: Square Fish - January 21st, 2014

So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. as he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. is not as quick to forgive as the other members of his family. He still feels the weight of responsibility that fell on his shoulders when Daddy was gone, and he's not prepared to give that up.


Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats, Illustrated Edition By T. S. Eliot, Edward Gorey Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780151686568
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Published: Ecco - August 30th, 1982

The inspiration for the iconic musical Cats, T. S. Eliot's classic and delightful collection of poetry about cats, with whimsical illustrations by Edward Gorey.

These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and adults alike.


Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) By D.J. Steinberg, Adrian Sinnott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By D.J. Steinberg, Adrian Sinnott (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780448433479
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - February 9th, 2004

Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie(with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.


The Dream Train: Poems for Bedtime By Sean Taylor, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sean Taylor, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536228342
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

A dreamy treasure trove of thirty bedtime poems to snuggle over together—and return to night after night


Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems By Margarita Engle, Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781627795319
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning poet Margarita Engle comes Dreams from Many Rivers, an middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through many voices, and featuring illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez.


Explosion at the Poem Factory By Kyle Lukoff, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773061320
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 1st, 2020

Kilmer Watts makes his living teaching piano lessons, but when automatic pianos arrive in town, he realizes he's out of a job. He spots a "Help Wanted" sign at the poem factory and decides to investigate -- he's always been curious about how poems are made.


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller

Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN
“Dynamic.” —NPR


Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256678
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins.


Can You Spot the Leopard?: An African Safari By Karen B. Winnick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626349759
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - October 25th, 2022

An African Wildlife Adventure in Poems and Paintings


Book of Questions By Pablo Neruda, Paloma Valdivia (Illustrator), Sara Lissa Paulson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Paloma Valdivia (Illustrator), Sara Lissa Paulson (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781592703227
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Published: Enchanted Lion - April 26th, 2022

Where is the center of the sea? Why do the waves never break there? A book containing unanswerable, fantastical questions, inviting us to be curious, while simultaneously embracing what we cannot know.


It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Surviving the Holocaust By Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, Hope Anita Smith, Lea Lyon (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250762740
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Published: Square Fish - March 2nd, 2021

A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust.


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Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou By Edwin Graves Wilson (Editor), Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Edwin Graves Wilson (Editor), Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454903291
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Published: Union Square Kids - January 1st, 2013

An acclaimed anthology receives a new design and cover Award-winning writer, historian, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou is a true American icon.


Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition): A Poetry Picture Book By Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Jane Boyers Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781419727481
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Edited by award-winner Sara Jane Boyers, the picture book Life Doesn’t Frighten Me features the work of two legendary artists—poet Maya Angelou and artist Jean Michel Basquiat—“a powerful exploration of emotion and its expression through the careful blend of words and art” (School Library Journal).
 
Dr.


The Blacker the Berry By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780063144880
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous poetry collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of Black beautifully.


Inheritance: A Visual Poem By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062931948
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 3rd, 2022

They tell me to “fix” my hair.

And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten;

but how do you fix this shipwrecked

history of hair?


The Owl and the Pussycat By Edward Lear, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Edward Lear, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399231933
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Published: 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.


Kwame Alexander's Free Write: A Poetry Notebook (Ghostwriter) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728222189
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - November 3rd, 2020

From the Newbery-Medal winning author of The Crossover and The Undefeated comes an exciting, interactive, poetry notebook—empowering kids to express themselves in verse.

"Wanna be a writer? Wanna find your voice? It all starts here..."—Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series


Ebb and Flow By Heather Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525303357
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Published: Kids Can Press - June 7th, 2022

One summer,

after a long plane ride

and a rotten bad year

I went to Grandma Jo’s.

It was my mother’s idea.

Jett, what you need is a change of scenery.

I think she needed a change of scenery, too.

One without me.

Because that rotten bad year?

That was my fault.


Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds By Gareth Hinds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763695095
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Published: Candlewick - August 1st, 2017

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format.

It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?


Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes By Langston Hughes, David Roessel (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454943754
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Published: Union Square Kids - July 20th, 2021

Celebrate 100 years of Langston Hughes's powerful poetry.


Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko By Sally Ito (Editor), Sally Ito (Translator), David Jacobson (Editor) Cover Image
By Sally Ito (Editor), Sally Ito (Translator), David Jacobson (Editor)
$19.50
ISBN: 9781634059626
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Published: Chin Music - September 13th, 2016

2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Freeman Book Awards, honorable mention

Washington State Book Awards, finalist

Booklist Editors' Choice, Books for Youth 2016

Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth and Top 10 Translated Books for Youth: 2017

Favorite Diverse Children's Books of 2016, Smithsonian Book Dragon


Kiyoshi's Walk By Mark Karlins, Nicole Wong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mark Karlins, Nicole Wong (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781620149584
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Published: Lee & Low Books - March 9th, 2021

Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us--if we take the time to look.


Little Poems for Tiny Ears By Lin Oliver, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lin Oliver, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524737962
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 21st, 2017

The dynamic, best-selling team of Lin Oliver and Tomie dePaola have created a charming collection of baby poems that makes the perfect gift for baby showers and first birthdays.


Thanku: Poems of Gratitude By Miranda Paul, Marlena Myles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Marlena Myles (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541523630
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - September 3rd, 2019

How do you give thanks?

Gratitude isn't something we need to save up for a special holiday. What are you grateful for right now, today?


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes.


Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629798813
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Published: Wordsong - October 8th, 2019

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.


For Every One By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481486255
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Published: 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.


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Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060572341
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014


Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year By Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator), Fiona Waters (Editor) Cover Image
By Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator), Fiona Waters (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781536202472
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Published: Candlewick Press - 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.


Peek-A-Boo Haiku: A Lift-the-Flap Book By Danna Smith, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danna Smith, Teagan White (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781665926461
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Published: Little Simon - February 21st, 2023

This poetic lift-the-flap board book features haikus about hidden woodland animals, plus flaps that reveal those animals!

Warm breezes blowing,
pond open for summer fun—
slip, slide, belly ride!
(Peek-a-boo, OTTER!)

Each haiku in this lift-the-flap board book will have readers guessing the animal it describes—with th


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor) Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780525580454
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Published: 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.


It's Raining Pigs & Noodles By Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060763909
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Published: 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!


A Child's Book of Poems By Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781402750618
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Published: Union Square Kids - 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.


A Child's Garden of Verses By Robert Louis Stevenson, Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402750625
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Published: Union Square Kids - 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.