Children's Poetry

Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai

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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

By Marilyn Singer

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Fairy tales, retold in poetry, are literally turned on their heads. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read them again, giving familiar tales a delicious new spin.
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Every Thing on It: Poems and Drawings

By Shel Silverstein

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A collection of more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives.
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Beat the Drum, Independence Day Has Come: Poems for the Fourth of July

By Lee Bennett Hopkins, editor

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Celebrated author Lee Bennett Hopkins & award-winning illustrator Tomie de Paola have teamed up to celebrate the birth of our country with a bang! Words & pictures invite young readers to join the fun of picnics & fireworks as imagined by poets such as Aileen Fisher, Carl Sandburg, & Lucille Clifton.
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Valentine Hearts: Holiday Poetry

By selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

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"From heart-shaped sandwiches to hidden love notes, there's a valentine here for everyone!"
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

By Shel Silverstein

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Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic , Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let's bead a rook That's billy as can se," You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he.

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Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face and Other Poems

By By Jack Prelutsky and Brandon Dorman (illustrator)

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This magnificent treasury of more than one hundred of Jack Prelutsky's most celebrated verses, along with fifteen all new poems, is a tribute to his gifts to children's literature over the past forty years. J 811 Pr
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Poems to dream together = Poemas para soñar juntos

By Francisco X. Alarcón ; illustrations by Paula Barragán

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Bilingual poems for children written for children of Mexican American families.
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