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Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

David Roessel · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD!
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The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry
The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry

Bill Martin Jr. · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

The definitive anthology of children's poetry, collected by a beloved author Years in the making, this full-color treasury contains nearly two hundred poems, all of them handpicked by Bill Martin Jr. Traditional children's poems are presented alongside contemporary pieces, and the collection...
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When We Were Very Young
When We Were Very Young

A A Milne · Puffin Books
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. It is for "very small children (and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones) ."" -- Sunday Review, 1924
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Poems to Learn by Heart
Poems to Learn by Heart

Caroline Kennedy · Disney/Hyperion Books
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever.In this diverse collection, a companion...
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

Shel Silverstein · HarperCollins.
Pages: 183
Format: Hardcover

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the bestselling hardcover books of all time, this special edition includes 12 new poems and never-before-published drawings by Silverstein, encased in an exclusive metallic-silver ink jacket. This edition is available for one year only.
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz · Candlewick Press
Pages: 95
Format: Paperback

Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.Maidens, monks, and millers' sons - in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting...
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

Shel Silverstein · HarperCollins
Pages: 96
Format: Image

Runny Babbit turns 10! A special commemorative anniversary sticker graces Shel Silverstein's hilarious book of spoonerisms (words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit) to celebrate this momentous event.Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends...
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Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

Jill Corcoran · Kane Miller
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From Jonas Salk, to Steven Spielberg, the subjects of these biographical-inspired poems invented, said and stood up for something. THEY DARED TO DREAM! This book makes a great graduation gift!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination
The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination

Mary Ann Hoberman · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 209
Format: Book

A poetry celebration of nature, science, the environment, and the wonder of it all, from the Children's Poet Laureate The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness. With a focus...
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The Real Mother Goose
The Real Mother Goose

Blanche Fisher Wright · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 128
Format: Book

For nearly a century, The Real Mother Goose® has delighted young children!For more than seventy-five years THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE has been delighting millions of children, and today the magic is as strong as ever. Heralded as the "standard" Mother Goose by parents, grandparents,...
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Revolting Rhymes
Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books
Pages: 46
Format: Paperback

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings.
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Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems
Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems

Amy Gibson · Scholastic Press
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

A fun, fresh animal journey!Pack your bags and put on your travelin' shoes! There's an animal adventure waiting for you! Awake with the HOWLER MONKEYS, twist into a pretzel like a QUETZAL, hang with a SLOTH, be will-nilly like a CHINCHILLA. Squawk with an AUK, bump your rump like a CAMEL,...
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Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons

Jon J Muth · Scholastic
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Caldecott Honoree and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!Eating warm cookies on a cold day is easy water catchesevery thrown stone skip skip splashWith a featherlight touch and disarming charm, Jon J Muth--and...
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The Neighborhood Mother Goose
The Neighborhood Mother Goose

Nina Crews · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether it's Jack jumping over a candlestick (atop...
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Amazing Faces
Amazing Faces

Lee Bennett Hopkins · Lee & Low Books
Pages: 32
Format: Book

In this contemporary yet timeless collection, acclaimed anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins brings together sixteen selections that reveal through poetic word imagery the common universal emotions and feelings we all have, whether they be happy, excited, wishful, proud, sad, or lonely. The poems...
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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems

Marilyn Singer · Dutton Children's Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror!"Remarkable." - The Washington Post"This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art." - Time Out New York...
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I've Lost My Hippopotamus
I've Lost My Hippopotamus

Jack Prelutsky · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 160
Format: Book

Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:the hippopotamus (she's missing) the elephant (he's artistically talented) the octopus (it's great at multitasking) .Others may not be quite so real. These include:the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard) the halibutterfly (there's something...
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Inside Out and Back Again
Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai · Harper
Pages: 10
Format: Paperback

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been...
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Love That Dog
Love That Dog

Sharon Creech · HarperTrophy
Pages: 13
Format: Paperback

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow...
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Out Of The Dust
Out Of The Dust

Karen Hesse · Scholastic
Pages: 227
Format: Paperback

This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration....
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The Dancing Pancake
The Dancing Pancake

Eileen Spinelli · Dell Yearling Books
Pages: 248
Format: Book

DELICIOUS PANCAKES FREE ALL YOU CAN EAT COME TO OURNEW GRAND OPENING The grand opening of the Dancing Pancake isn't the only new thing in Bindi's life: new friends, a new apartment, maybe even a cute new crush? But there are other changes, like her dad's move to a new city, that have left...
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May B.
May B.

Caroline Starr Rose · A Yearling Book
Pages: 231
Format: Print book

I've known it since last night:It's been too long to expect them to return. Something's happened."If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred...
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Under the Mesquite
Under the Mesquite

Guadalupe Garcia McCall · Lee & Low Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

As the oldest of eight siblings, Lupita is used to taking the lead -- and staying busy behind the scenes to help keep everyone together. But when she discovers Mami has been diagnosed with cancer, Lupita is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of her close-knit...
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The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba

Margarita Engle · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 151
Format: Hardcover

The freedom to roam is something that women and girls in Cuba do not have. Yet when Fredrika Bremer visits from Sweden in 1851 to learn about the people of this magical island, she is accompanied by Cecilia, a young slave who longs for her lost home in Africa. Soon Elena, the wealthy daughter...
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