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Forest Has a Song: Poems
4.17
it was amazing
"I'm here./Come visit./Please?"

I get excited when someone out there who gives so much to the poetry community by way of celebrating the works of other
...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
 
Blowin' in the Wind
4.07
it was amazing
Based upon Bob Dylan's classic inquiries. Will certainly call to mind the first time a reader mentor had heard the song and there are two such anecdot ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2011
 
Firefly July A Year of Very Short Poems
4.10
it was amazing
If a book brings me back to goodreads to throw up a review, then it transcends "Mr. Hankins said it was good" at this point. I think.

It's been a while
...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Drummer Hoff
3.81
it was amazing
The 1968 Caldecott Award winner. I found this at a garage sale of a retiring educator a couple of years ago and this title has sat on a downstairs boo ...more
not set
Oct 23, 2011
 
Castles: Old Stone Poems
3.64
it was amazing
Rebecca Kai Dotlich writes here with now Children's Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis in a collection of poems sure to please your boy readers intereste ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2011
 
Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash
4.31
it was amazing
Fans of Donald Graves's work will not want to miss this collection of loosely connected narrative poems from 1996. This would be a super mentor text f ...more
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
If She Only Knew Me
4.71
it was amazing
It's a wish of mine that every teacher I knew/followed/am friends with would find this delightfully poignant book that follows Justin around his typic ...more
not set
Nov 01, 2011
 
Eureka!: Poems about Inventors
4.00
it was amazing
If there has been a successful marriage of non-fiction and poetry over the course of the last ten years or so, then Joyce Sidman has been the ring bea ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Mary's Song
4.05
Noises didn't bother my babe.
They did me.
I longed to be alone with him.

There's an opening illustration that depicts Mary playfully lifting the baby, J
...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Wonder Book
3.89
it was amazing
Silverstein. . .Prelutsky. . .Amy Krouse Rosenthal. . .or switch it/reverse it. Do it backwards. Weave in and out of each. But don't you dare miss THE ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
 
Small Talk: A Book of Short Poems
4.43
it was amazing
Special insight into this collection offered by Lee Bennett Hopkins: It is in this collection that he first met Rebecca Kai Dotlich and included one o ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2011
 
Nasty Bugs
3.82
it was amazing
Poetry. . .bugs. . .boys. . .I think I see a kind of perfect match with the approach of April when we begin to celebrate poetry with our younger reade ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
Mama Loves
4.18
it was amazing
Mama loves
dancing in slippers.
Teapots of tea.
Reading the paper
and mornings
with me.

Rebecca's tender verse begins on the very first page as a number of
...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather
3.94
it was amazing
I wish I had found this before March rather than at the end of the month, but, nonetheless, here is a celebration of a month that comes in "like a lio ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Make Magic! Do Good!
3.93
it was amazing
A six-year-old with a beard and no worries. . .

A narrator who contemplates the repercussions of eating a blue apple. . .

And wonderful verse to make us
...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Under the Sunday Tree
3.74
really liked it
A celebration of the Bahamas in multiple voices to include the children, the people in the marketplace. . .the people who call this place their home a ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes
3.74
it was amazing
My uncle who was visiting for the weekend once showed me how to make a machine from my hands. You scrunch up your fingers, pull the thumb back, and le ...more
May 06, 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Click, Rumble, Roar: Poems about Machines
4.20
it was amazing
A super find from my trip to the Friends of the Library sale. Lee Bennett Hopkins's collection, one of a few I have found with the machinery/mechaniza ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2011
 
The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems
3.45
it was amazing
From Georgia Heard's Introduction to THE ARROW FINDS ITS MARK: "I believe that creating a found poem has to do with sharpening a poet's vision--seeing ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Thanks a Million
3.92
it was amazing
The power of gratitude is explored in this collection of poems by NCTE Award Winning poet, Nikki Grimes. The phrase "thank you" is not only the theme, ...more
not set
Oct 28, 2011
 
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'!
3.98
it was amazing
Inspired by Mark Twain's LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Jill Esbaum takes readers back to the small river town where a puff of black smoke coming from down ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Night Garden: Poems From The World Of Dreams
3.70
it was amazing
A aural treat for the ear (these poems beg to be read aloud, even if you are sitting in a big green chair in your living room all by yourself) and a v ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Poetry People: A Practical Guide to Children's Poets
4.50
really liked it
Dr. Sylvia Vardell's 2006 guide to Children's Poets is not to be missed if you are looking for the names you'll want to have in your classroom collect ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems
4.05
it was amazing
It is as I told you, Young Sapling.

It will take
autumns of patience
before you snag
your
first
moon
"Old Elm Speaks" from OLD ELM SPEAKS: TREE POEMS

Kristin
...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Dinosaurs: Poems
4.43
it was amazing
Ummm. . .dinosaurs. Need we say more? What three or four-year-old is not captivated by these ancient creatures. Ladder this one up with Jane Yolen's " ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2011
 
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
3.99
it was amazing
Children's Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis offers a real treat in time for National Poetry Month 2012 (and beyond) with this collection of poems that ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
3.81
really liked it
Children's outside games are presented in Singer's wonderful, poetic voice that captures what it feels like to be a kid playing outside. Adults might ...more
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
America at War: Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
4.23
it was amazing
Looking for poems/poetry of the time to enhance your unit on any one of the wars within which American soldiers have been engaged? Lee Bennett Hopkins ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2011
 
A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down
3.67
it was amazing
Nice pairing with Georgia Heard's FALLING DOWN THE PAGE.

Fun to read up, down. I think the "giraffe" piece works well if one starts in the middle and t
...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
My Uncle Emily
3.65
really liked it
In the coffee table book, The Dickinsons of Amherst, the relationship between Emily and Gib is explored. Pictures of a young Gib show him to be a very ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
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