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A poem in your pocket

A poem in your pocket

by Margaret McNamara and G Brian Karas
Ages 4 - 8
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Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.

more like this: [poetry] [schools] [authorship] [self-confidence]

Brown girl dreaming

Brown girl dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
Ages 9 - 12
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Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

more like this: [poetry] [biographies] [black history] [coretta scott king award winner] [civil rights] [newbery honor] [ebooks]

On the wing

On the wing

by David Elliott
Ages 4 - 8
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Concise, witty verse and gorgeous illustrations allow readers to marvel up close at more than fifteen birds and make for a book that is sure to be beloved by birders of all ages.

more like this: [poetry] [birds]

Outside the box

Outside the box

by Karma Wilson
Ages 6 - 8
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This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary.

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Hi, Koo!

Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons

presented by Koo and John J Muth
Ages 4 - 8
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Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.

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Poem-mobiles

Poem-mobiles

by J Patrick Lewis
Ages 4 - 8
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Thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car."

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My cold plum lemon pie bluesy mood

My cold plum lemon pie bluesy mood

by Tameka Fryer Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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Jamie describes his mood throughout the day, using colors and rhythmic text, as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.

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Forest has a song

Forest has a song

by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Ages 4 - 8
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A collection of twenty-six poems about the forest and its animals, plants, and seasonal changes includes entries about a spinning spider, an enamored frog, and the musical sounds of nature.

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Marc Brown's playtime rhymes

Marc Brown's playtime rhymes

by Marc Tolon Brown
Ages baby to preschool
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A lively collection of the artist's 20 favorite read-and-play-along finger rhymes complements such entries as "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and "I'm a Little Teapot" with pictorial instructions for correlating finger movements.

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Lullaby (for a Black mother)

Lullaby (for a Black mother)

by Langston Hughes
Ages 4 - 8
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The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations.

more like this: [poetry] [mothers] [rhymes songs and tales]

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