Poetry In April

It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Surviving the Holocaust Cover Image
$8.99
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.


Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534464964
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells a “deeply felt and engrossing” (Horn Book Magazine) story of love in a time of hunger inspired by her own family’s struggles during a dark period in Cuba’s history.

The people of Cuba are living in el período especial en tiempos de paz—the special period in times of peace.


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Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou Cover Image
By Edwin Graves Wilson (Editor), Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454903291
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - 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) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419727481
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Maya Angelou’s unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage
 
Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all
 
Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old.


Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson Cover Image
By Emily Dickinson, Susan Snively (Editor), Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781633221178
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Published: MoonDance Press - October 1st, 2016

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.


No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316416528
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

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.


The Owl and the Pussycat 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.


The Owl and the Pussycat Cover Image
By Edward Lear, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698113671
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Published: 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.
 


Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547014944
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Published: Clarion Books - 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.


What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544106161
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Published: Clarion Books - October 8th, 2013

What 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.


Cast Away: Poems for Our Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062907691
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 11th, 2020

“Nye at her engaging, insightful best.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629798813
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Published: 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


For Every One 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.


Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062691842
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 13th, 2018

“Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A beautifully constructed, thoughtful, and inspiring collection.”—School Library Journal (starred review)


Bravo! (Bilingual board book - Spanish edition): Poems About Amazing Hispanics / Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250230812
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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.


I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Various Artists (Illustrator), Janet Wong (Contribution by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620143117
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Published: 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


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Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060572341
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014


A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061905858
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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.


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers (Mister Rogers Poetry Books #1) Cover Image
By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683691136
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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. 


Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: 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.


Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541557758
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020

How can we make the world a better place?


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


Imagine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763690526
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Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018

A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart.


Hey Black Child Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316360302
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Published: 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


Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984894472
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Published: Dragonfly Books - 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!


We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$10.99
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.


This 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.


It's Raining Pigs & Noodles Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator)
$9.99
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 Cover Image
By Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781402750618
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Published: 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.


The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems Cover Image
By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512426618
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Published: 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


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: 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.


A Child's Garden of Verses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402750625
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Published: 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.


The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763680251
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Published: 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.
And then
it actually exploded.