Author
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa
Call Number
J P BRANTLEY-NEWTON
Summary
There are all kinds of girls! Girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mom and girls who wish they had a daddy. With bright portraits in vibrant colors and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites you to find yourself within its pages.
Author
Carroll, Lewis
Call Number
J P CARROLL
Summary
Illustrator Charles Santore brings Lewis Carroll's poem to vivid life through illustrations. Includes fold-out pages.
Author
Caswell, Deanna
Call Number
J P CASWELL
Summary
A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page.
Author
Cooper, Susan
Call Number
J P COOPER
Summary
A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before-- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future.
Author
Derby, Sally
Call Number
J P DERBY
Summary
Six children aged from kindergarten to the fifth grade share their excitement for the new school year, from meeting new teachers and friends to preparing to leave in the morning. Ethan is nervous about starting Kindergarten. First grader Zach is worried about having to learn everything all over again. Katie finds out that ther second-grade teacher's name starts with "Mr." It turns out that Jackie isn't the only third grader who gets dropped off early each morning. Carlos notices only a few other fourth graders who look like him. Fifth grader Mia takes time to adjust her hearing aids and is almost late.
Author
Doyon, Samara C.
Call Number
J P DOYON
Summary
Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.
Author
Elliott, Zetta
Call Number
J P ELLIOT
Summary
Illustrations and easy-to-read text express a child's awareness of being filled with deep emotions, from joy to sorrow and anger to compassion, but above all, love.
Author
Engle, Margarita
Call Number
J P ENGLE
Summary
All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon--all except one. Written in a series of linked poems in the tanka style, which is an ancient Japanese form of poetry.
Author
FROST, Helen
Call Number
J P FROST
Summary
Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spare poem inspires readers to open their wings and soar.
Author
Gianferrari, Maria
Call Number
J P GIANFERRARI
Summary
The story of a family of great horned owls told in haiku poetry.
Author
Heard, Georgia
Call Number
J P HEARD
Summary
These poems for two or more voices explore the myriad sounds animals make--from a frog's jug-o-rum to a fish's boom! to an elephant's bark. Laced with humor, the poems are a delight to read aloud and cover all major classes of animals: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, even a crustacean!
Title
Trees
Author
Hutchens, Verlie
Call Number
J P HUTCHENS
Summary
There are so many different kinds of trees in the world, and each has special qualities that make it unique. This lyrical, fanciful collection of poems celebrates the singular beauty of each tree, from the gnarled old apple tree to the tall and graceful aspen.
Author
Jameson, Karen
Call Number
J P JAMESON
Summary
In rhyming text, a little girl and her dog wander through the woods, saying goodnight to all her favorite wild animals before finally arriving at her own cabin for a good night's sleep.
Author
Lujan, Jorge
Call Number
J P LUJAN
Summary
A collection of poetry about animal mothers and their young.
Author
Lukoff, Kyle
Call Number
J P LUKOFF
Summary
Kilmer Watts makes his living teaching piano lessons, but when automatic pianos arrive in town, he realizes he's out of a job. He spots a "Help Wanted" sign at the poem factory and decides to investigate -- he's always been curious about how poems are made. The foreman explains that machines and assembly lines are used for poetry these days. So Kilmer learns how to operate the "meter meter" and empty the "cliché bins." He assembles a poem by picking out a rhyme scheme, sprinkling in some similes and adding alliteration. But one day the machines malfunction, and there is a dramatic explosion at the poem factory. How will poetry ever survive?
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