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Annotation:This delightful collection of original poems celebrates the everyday things that enthrall little ones, such as playing peekaboo, banging pots and pans, splashing at bath time, and cuddling at bedtime.
Annotation:Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.
Annotation:A treasury of poems by the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall and her daughter features a spirited sequence of cats that search for love and the coziest spots to sleep.
Annotation:Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis borrows themes from famous poems and flips them on their head to create wacky verses and riddles in a collection of math-based problem-solving parodies.
Annotation:Poems ending with a delightful twist capture the childhood experience of going to sleep, from sleep overs and beds crowded with animals to the fight to stay awake and that one last drink of water.
Annotation:Ryan O'Brian is riding a wave of inspiration with no shoreline in sigh--he can't STOP writing poetry. In the cafeteria with french fries. In the bathroom with toothpaste. Even on the soccer field with mud!
Annotation:Mrs. Merz assigns her sixth-grade students to write poems of apology, and what emerges is a surprising array of emotions, poetic forms, and subjects from dead pets and biting hamsters to angry siblings and betrayal of trust.