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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
3.94
2009 Newbery Honor Book

This book, told in all poetry, tells the story of the independence of Cuba. I found it very interesting because I knew nothing...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
3.97
1989 Newbery Medal Winner

This is a collection of poems about insects. These poems are written to be simultaneously read by two people. Some poems are...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
3.99
2011 Newbery Honor Book

I really enjoyed this poetry book. It had a nice selection of different forms of poetry, including a shape poem of an owl. Eac...more
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Mar 15, 2013
 
Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies
3.88
This was Shel Silverstein's first poetry book and the only book that he illustrated in full color. It was originally published the same year as The Gi...more
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Mar 02, 2013
 
Hate That Cat
3.88
This is a sequel to Love That Dog and it takes place the next school year. Like the original book, it is entirely written in poetry and has poems by o...more
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Mar 02, 2014
 
Carver: A Life in Poems
3.93
2002 Newbery Honor Book

This book is a collection of poems about the life of George Washington Carver. At the bottom of most poems, there is a small ex...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Love That Dog
3.98
An excellent book written entirely in poetry about a boy who is learning to write poetry but hates poetry. Throughout the book, he tells us about his...more
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May 20, 2010
 
Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs
4.11
Awesome poems set to familar tunes and they actually do fit well with the melody.

The illustrations are water color, colored pencil and ink.
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May 11, 2010
 
Out of the Dust
3.72
1998 Newbery Medal Winner

Karen Hesse is really good at telling stories in poetry.

The poetry is told by Billie Jo, a 14 year old girl living in Oklaho...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 17, 2010
 
Where Did They Hide My Presents?: Where Did They Hide My Presents?
4.05
More silly rhymes, this time set to Christmas songs.

The illustrations are watercolors, colored pencils and ink.
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May 11, 2010
 
Aleutian Sparrow
3.69
A really quick read. Like many of Hesse's other books, it's written in poetry. It tells the story of the Aleutians who were moved into an internment c...more
Dec 17, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
 
If Not for the Cat
4.03
An awesome book of Haiku by Jack Prelutsky with great art. You can use it as a guessing game because the haiku are written about different animals wit...more
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May 13, 2010
 
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
4.11
This was the first of Silverstein's posthumous publications. It is a book of poetry. The main character is Runny Babbit (get it, "Bunny Rabbit," but w...more
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Mar 02, 2013
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.25
Shel Silverstein is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

This collection of poems will delight and entertain you. Not all his drawings have...more
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May 16, 2010
 
Science Verse
4.03
On Wednesday in science class, Mr. Newton says, "You know, if you listen closely enough, you can hear the poetry of science in everything."

Just like M...more
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May 27, 2010
 
I'm Still Here In The Bathtub
3.99
More silly rhymes that fit well with the well-known songs that they are paired with.

The illustrations are watercolors, colored pencil and ink.
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May 11, 2010
 
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems
4.08
A collection of concrete poetry.

The illustrations are watercolor, ink and torn paper.
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May 27, 2010
 
Witness
3.69
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Mar 17, 2010
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