Come play with rhyme, sounds, and words in the Children's Poetry Core Collection. You'll find many well-known favorites and new or lesser known works. There is something for all young people, from picture book level to anthology collections that include a variety of poetic forms from various cultural traditions. The poetry in this collection will make you laugh, make you cry, and everything in between.
A selection of short American poems dealing with the four seasons and the different weather events and animal patterns that can occur within each.
Present a new collection of poems, from both classic and contemporary poets, which are especially suited for learning by heart and reciting aloud.
An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.
For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems," Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Pairs twenty works of art by African-American artists with twenty poems by twenty African-American poets.
Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page.
Presents humorous retellings of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after.
Contains poems about the different people who stop by Marisol's father's music store on a hot summer night, looking for just the right songs to make their hearts fly home.
A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
Sijo is a traditional Korean form of poetry. Sijo is syllabic, like Japanese haiku, with three lines of 14 to 16 syllables each: the first two introduce the topic, the third and fourth lines develop it, and the fifth and sixth lines contain an unexpected humorous or ironic twist. This collection contains 26 sijo.
Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.
Stories in verse about the monster-sized problems Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot and other monsters have.
A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
Forty poems reveal a variety of secret thoughts, worries, and wishes.
There is a road At the bottom Of my Foot Walking me. In a beautifully poetic and gently provocative text, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker invites readers young and old to see the world -- and our place in it -- through new eyes. Glowing colors and radiant images accompany this joyous celebration of the connections and interconnections between self, Nature, and creativity.
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story. but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.
Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this posthumous collection by Valerie Worth carefully distinguishes one animal from all other creatures and captures it in all of its wonderful singularity - from wasp to snake to wren. The way Worth perfectly illuminates the uniqueness of each animal in her precise and elegant free verse will delight both fans of her celebrated Small Poems and readers encountering her poetry for the first time. Breathtakingly rich cut-paper illustrations by Steve Jenkins provide a perfect counterpoint to Worth's spare style, and together poetry and picture bring every animal vividly to life.
"From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms, and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an accompanying poem so readers can see the method at work"--Provided by publisher.