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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Poetry

The Book of Fairy Poetry
The Book of Fairy Poetry (Book - 2004 ) J821.008037 HAG Available in some locations

Annotation:This collection of poems about fairies includes selections by J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Jack Prelutsky.

Bookspeak!
Bookspeak! Poems About Books By Salas, Laura Purdie (Book - 2011 ) J811.6 SAL Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain.

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow By Sidman, Joyce (Book - 2006 ) J811.54 SID Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:Each poem is a riddle for you to solve! Follow the clues in the pictures to discover the surprising life in a wild meadow.

Can You Dig It?
Can You Dig It? By Weinstock, Robert, 1967- (Book - 2010 ) J811.6 WEI Available in some locations

Annotation:The creator of Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems sifts through everything from Brontosauruses, T. rexes and other dinosaurs to cavemen, archaeology and more, in a hilarious collection of wacky poetry.

Casey at the Bat
Casey at the Bat A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 By Thayer, Ernest Lawrence, 1863-1940 (Book - 2003 ) E811.52 THA Available in some locations

Annotation:"The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day." So begins the poem about a nail-biter of a baseball game with a surprise ending. This book's humorous illustrations make the classic poem even more appealing.

Cat Talk
Cat Talk By MacLachlan, Patricia (Book - 2013 ) E811.54 MAC Available in some locations

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.

Crazy About Basketball!
Crazy About Basketball! By Lesynski, Loris (Book - 2013 ) J811.54 LES Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of poetry about the sport of basketball.

The Dancing Pancake
The Dancing Pancake By Spinelli, Eileen (Book - 2010 ) J SPINELLI Available in some locations

Annotation:Everyone flips for the food at the Dancing Pancake! Short, sweet poems give us a peak into Bindi’s life as her family opens up a new diner and her life changes in other ways.

Dizzy Dinosaurs
Dizzy Dinosaurs Silly Dino Poems (Book - 2011 ) E811.008036 DIZ Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:A collection of funny poems about dinosaurs, both real and fictional, including the muddy Triceratops, the pilot Pterodactyl, and the dancing Sauropods.

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems By Lewis, J. Patrick (Book - 2012 ) J811.54 LEW Available in some locations

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.

Emma Dilemma
Emma Dilemma Big Sister Poems By George, Kristine O'Connell (Book - 2011 ) J811.54 GEO Available in some locations

Annotation:Jessica celebrates all the fun she has with her little sister, Emma, but also describes the ways in which Emma's behavior can be frustrating.

Follow Follow
Follow Follow A Book of Reverso Poems By Singer, Marilyn (Book - 2013 ) J811.54 SIN Available in some locations

Annotation:A clever collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Forget-me-nots
Forget-me-nots Poems to Learn by Heart (Book - 2012 ) J811.008092 FOR Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 16 copies

Annotation:Hoberman presents a collection of poems, from both classic and contemporary poets, which are especially suited for learning by heart and reciting aloud.

Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich
Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich And Other Stories You're Sure to Like, Because They're All About Monsters, and Some of Them Are Also About Food By Rex, Adam (Book - 2006 ) J811.6 REX Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 31 copies

Annotation:Monsters have problems, too! Frankenstein’s cupboards are bare, and The Phantom of the Opera has “It’s a Small World” stuck in his head. Plus, who’s got the guts to tell Dracula he has spinach stuck in his teeth?

Grumbles From the Forest
Grumbles From the Forest Fairy-tale Voices With A Twist : Poems By Yolen, Jane (Book - 2013 ) J811.54 YOL Available in some locations

Annotation:Collects poems about and from the perspective of such fairy tale characters as the Gingerbread Man, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Hi, Koo!
Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons By Muth, Jon J. (Book - 2014 ) E811.54 MUT Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 13 copies

Annotation:Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haiku poems about the four seasons.

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries
If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries Poems for Children and Their Parents By Viorst, Judith (Book - 1981 ) J811.5 VIO Available in some locations

Annotation:Forty-one poems reveal a variety of secret thoughts, worries, and wishes.

Imaginary Menagerie
Imaginary Menagerie A Book of Curious Creatures By Larios, Julie Hofstrand, 1949- (Book - 2008 ) E811.54 LAR Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrated poems discuss such mythical animals as the sea serpent, thunderbird and phoenix.

In the Sea
In the Sea By Elliott, David, 1947- (Book - 2012 ) E811.54 ELL Available in some locations

Annotation:This collection combines lighthearted verse and striking woodcut illustrations in an introduction to the diversity of underwater life.

Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed From A Single Word
Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed From A Single Word By Raczka, Bob (Book - 2011 ) J811.6 RAC Available in some locations

Annotation:Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle - this brand new poetic form turns word puzzles into poetry.

Literally Disturbed
Literally Disturbed Tales to Keep You up at Night By Winters, Ben H. (Book - 2013 ) J811.6 WIN Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of thirty poems includes rhyming tales featuring zombies, vampires, and other unearthly beings.

Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose Favorites By Engelbreit, Mary (Book - 2008 ) E398.8 ENG Available in some locations

Annotation:Mary Engelbreit has included 23 classic Mother Goose rhymes and illustrated them with her bright and engaging artwork.

Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight
Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight And Other Funny Bedtime Poems By Levy, Debbie (Book - 2010 ) J811.6 LEV Available in some locations

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.

The McElderry Book of Mother Goose
The McElderry Book of Mother Goose (Book - 2012 ) J 398.8 MCE Available in some locations

Annotation:A vibrantly illustrated anthology of classic and lesser known childhood nursery rhymes.

A New Take on ABCs : S Is for Smiling Sunrise
A New Take on ABCs : S Is for Smiling Sunrise An Alphabet Book of Goodness, Beauty, and Wonder By Wadhwa, Vick (Book - 2014 ) E428.1 WAD Available in some locations

Annotation:A fun and educational picture book designed to teach and reinforce the alphabet with young learners.

The Pet Project
The Pet Project Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses By Wheeler, Lisa (Book - 2013 ) E WHEELER Available in some locations

Annotation:The child of two scientists sets out to do research into what sort of an animal would make the best pet and reaches a surprising conclusion.

The Poem That Will Not End
The Poem That Will Not End Fun With Poetic Forms and Voices By Graham, Joan Bransfield (Book - 2014 ) J811.54 GRA Available in some locations

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!

Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking
Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking By Katz, Alan (Book - 2011 ) J811.54 KAT Available in some locations

Annotation:A treasury of more than one hundred whimsical poems that frolic on the lighter side of everything from school and siblings to sports and friendship.

Poem-mobiles
Poem-mobiles Crazy Car Poems By Lewis, J. Patrick (Book - 2014 ) J811.54 LEW Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:This book presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car."

The Silver Moon
The Silver Moon Lullabies and Cradle Songs By Prelutsky, Jack (Book - 2013 ) E782.421582 PRE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 29 copies

Annotation:Twenty original lullabies to hasten children to sleep and inspire readers of all ages to dream dreams of wonder and infinite delight.

This Is Just to Say
This Is Just to Say Poems of Apology By Sidman, Joyce (Book - 2007 ) J811.54 SID Available in some locations

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.

Won Ton
Won Ton A Cat Tale Told in Haiku By Wardlaw, Lee, 1955- (Book - 2011 ) E WARDLAW Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 41 copies

Annotation:A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name.


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