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Poetry Break Day

A list of poetry books for Poetry Break Day 2015

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You Read To Me, I'll Read To You: Very Short Fairy Tales To Read Together

You Read To Me, I'll Read To You: Very Short Fairy Tales To Read Together

You Read To Me, I'll Read To You: Very Short Fairy Tales To Read Together (In Which Wolves Are Tamed, Trolls Are Transformed, And Peas Are Triumphant): Explore similar items

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Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose

Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose

Presents an illustrated collection of twenty-four counting rhymes, from "Baa, baa black sheep" to "Wash the dishes, wipe the dishes."

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Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.

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Guess Again!

Guess Again!

Engages young readers in a scenario that keeps them guessing over and over again.

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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.

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Dogku

Dogku

Tells a story through haiku about a dog named Mooch and the many things it does, such as riding in a car, barking at the neighbors, and chewing on dirty socks.

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A Zooful of Animals

A Zooful of Animals

A collection of forty of the funniest and wisest animal poems, surrounded by humorous and exuberant illustrations that are a zooful in themselves!

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I invited a dragon to dinner : and other poems to make you laugh out loud

I invited a dragon to dinner : and other poems to make you laugh out loud

A collection of humorous poems about such subjects as pickles, dragons, and mothers.

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Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson [POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE POETRY] [Hardcover]

Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson [POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE POETRY] [Hardcover]

Collection of poetry for children, focusing on delight in the hidden secrets of the everyday world.

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Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Illustrations of wintry scenes accompany each line of the well-known poem.

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I Am the Book

I Am the Book

An illustrated collection of poems that celebrates reading, featuring selections by Karla Kuskin, Jill Corcoran, Jane Yolen, and others.

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I, Too, Am America

I, Too, Am America

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.

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Oh, Theodore!

Oh, Theodore!

Come meet Theodore: a plump, fuzzy guinea pig with a big appetite, a lot to say, and a personality all his own. As you

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Kids Pick The Funniest Poems

Kids Pick The Funniest Poems

A collection of humorous poems selected by a panel of children, featuring an all-star cast of poets from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein to Judith Viorst and Jack Prelutsky. Includes new poems and humor pieces from relative unknowns that kids liked as well as--or better than--the more famous entries. 50 illustrations.

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Please Bury Me in the Library

Please Bury Me in the Library

There's nothing like curling up with a good book, but you have to be careful. Before you know it, a minute turns into an hour, an hour turns into a day, and a day may turn into . . . eternity.

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One Leaf Rides the Wind

One Leaf Rides the Wind

Filled with lush illustrations, this counting book reveals both the pleasure and the tranquility of the Japanese garden, while introducing haiku poetry, with eleven poems that are simple and easy to follow. Follow along as the young girl explores the beauty of the garden, and discover the fun of haiku.

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Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles

Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles

An illustrated collection of humorous verses about a child's day-to-day experiences and other topics.

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If Not for the Cat (Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards))

If Not for the Cat (Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards))

If Not for the Cat is a Horn Book Fanfare List Awards. A creature whispers: If not for the cat, And the scarcity of cheese, I could be content. Who is this creature? What does it like to eat?

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I've Lost My Hippopotamus

I've Lost My Hippopotamus

Some of the animals in this book are real. They include: the hippopotamus (she's missing) the elephant (he's artistically talented) the octopus (it's great at multitasking). Others may not be quite so real.

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GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys

When you’re a guy, nature is one big playground—no matter what the season. There are puddles to splash in the spring, pine trees to climb in the summer, maple seeds to catch in the fall, and icicles to sword fight with in the winter.
Nature also has a way of making a guy appreciate important stuff—like how many rocks it takes to dam up a stream, or how much snow equals a day off from school.
So what kind of poetry best captures these special moments, at a length that lets guys get right back to tree-climbing and kite-flying? Why, guyku, of course!

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BookSpeak!: Poems About Books

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books

A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain--honored with the Minnesota Book Award; NCTE Notable; Bank Street Best Books; Librarians' Choice; Honor Book - Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression; White Ravens book; and Nerdy Book Award.

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Every Day's a Dog's Day: A Year in Poems

Every Day's a Dog's Day: A Year in Poems

Day in, day out, our dogs are there for it all. But they see holidays quite differently than we do - Halloween, for example, is when you can't tell the real cats from the costumes! And, of course, dogs have special days of their own, like Hole Digging Day or the dreaded Visit to the Vet Day. Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, this clever book by one of the leading children's poets celebrates all those days and more, looking at a whole year in the life of our canine companions.