KCLS Recommends: Children's - Poetry
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:Dive in to Karma Wilson’s latest collection of more than 100 poems—some humorous, some poignant, and all of them Outside the Box. Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode.
Annotation:"Following the alphabet and using a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode, elements of the beach and seaside life are celebrated"-- Provided by publisher.
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: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: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.
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:Collects poems about and from the perspective of such fairy tale characters as the Gingerbread Man, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood.
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.
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 fun and educational picture book designed to teach and reinforce the alphabet with young learners.
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.
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: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:This book presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car."
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.
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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