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100 Great Poems for Girls

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Reading any great poem for the first time is always a thrilling discovery, even if it's only four lines long, and this collection brings together some of the best ever to read, memorize, or recite. Girls of all ages will enjoy reading poems catered specifically to them, whether it means envisioning adventures with princesses and witches, or laughing at the antics of mischi ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 4th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing
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Lisa
(For this book and the companion "For Boys" book)

It’s never too early for poetry: to explore the depth and richness of the English language, to be swept up in imagery and metaphor, to laugh with silly rhymes and to revel in reading a rhythmic poem aloud.
Two new books — one for girls and one for boys — run the gamut of poetry that’s appropriate for children. Each features classic poems, funny poems and kids’ silly poems, a great mix of poems everyone should know with poems that kids will love and
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Kayla Krecklow
I am not a huge fan of poetry, but I did enjoy reading this book of poems more than others I have read. The book is geared towards girls so it has poems about things that girls can relate to. Such as, the color pink, and also includes poems that are very well known by known authors such as Shel Silverstein. I also liked how the book included nursery rhymes. Going through it, I re-read a lot of the nursery rhymes and I was surprised how many of them I didn't remember word for word. It was a nice ...more
Clark  Isaacs
April is National Poetry Month and a fitting time to instill in our children the appreciation for poems which we have enjoyed through the years. Two editors (Leslie M. Pockell – Boys) (Celia Johnson – Girls) were selected by Grand Central Publishing to collect 100 Great Poems for both Boys and Girls in separate volumes.

Can you name the National Poet Laureate for the United States for 2010- 2011? W.S. Merwin was appointed by the Library of Congress to serve until May 2011 when a new personage wi
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Jennifer Busick
This one repeats a lot of poems from 100 Great Poems for Boys, so it wasn't really worthwhile to buy both for our lunchtime poetry reading. One or the other would have done. Frankly, the poems in the boys' book were better; it left out the whiny, self-pitying "The Prologue" by Anne Bradstreet (why was that in a book of "great poems for girls"?) and the sappy, overlong "To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (there's not a better one by her they could have chosen?). Buy the boy's book, t ...more
Aileen
This includes most of my very favorite poems and I'm so lucky to have them in one book! This was a great gift and super made me happy! What fun to read and re-read these classics!
Christy Head
A lovely compilation of poems from well known poets broken up into sections based on interest. I would have liked it if there were pictures, but charming nonetheless. A bit advanced for kids. Would recommend to middle schoolers rather than younger children due to challenging material within that has advanced concepts at times. I feel as though the absence of pictures makes this book unsuitable to read from cover to cover--rather to look to it for individual passages.
Nancy Jo Lambert
ARC from TLA. Some really wonderful classic poems in this book. Also some not so interesting ones. I have a hard time seeing kids pick this up and go all the way through. I do however see them flipping through and enjoying some of the poems.
Lisa Nagel
A nice collection of poems that will appeal especially to girls arranged by topical areas, with an author and title index. Includes a number of classics as well as limericks, and nursery rhymes.
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Celia Blue Johnson began her publishing career as a book editor at Random House and Grand Central Publishing. She left editing to focus on writing and running Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that has been featured in Time Out New York, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. She has interviewed several bestselling and award-winning writers for Slice magazine. You can find out more a ...more
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