KCLS Recommends: Children's - Poetry
Annotation:Through rhyming text a day-in-the-life of the emperor penguin is presented as mothers feed their young, fathers warm their chicks, and chicks learn to swim alone for the very first time.
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: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:This poetry collection includes more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by Shel Silverstein artist and selected by his family from his archives.
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:A collection of poems by Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis about animals, school, wacky inventions, foods, and computers. Ages 9 – 12
Annotation:Through free verse, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Ages 9-12
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:It's a dog's life, filled with squeaky toys, mischief, and plenty of naps. This collection of canines speaks up with their own words, barks, and yips.
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:A collection of poems celebrating the joy and anguish of baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, skating, swimming, and running races.
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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