KCLS Recommends: Children's - Poetry
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.
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.
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: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.
Annotation:A collection of funny poems about dinosaurs, both real and fictional, including the muddy Triceratops, the pilot Pterodactyl, and the dancing Sauropods.
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:A clever collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
Annotation:Hoberman presents a collection of poems, from both classic and contemporary poets, which are especially suited for learning by heart and reciting aloud.
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?
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: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.
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.
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