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It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry

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A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young
by Michael Rosen Details
A playful collection of poems invites children to celebrate the sounds and versatility of language, presenting nonsense verses in the style of classic nursery rhymes designed to induce giggles and help children recognize their feelings.
After the Bell Rings: Poems About After-School Time
by Carol Diggory Shields Details
A collection of rhyming poems describes what kids do after the school bell rings.
Changes: a Child's First Poetry Collection
by Charlotte Zolotow Details
Published in time to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of acclaimed author/editor Zolotow, this collection of 28 seasonally organized poems celebrates the delightful, unexpected moments that arise as the months pass, temperatures change, and the Earth transforms itself.
Everything Is a Poem: the Best of J. Patrick Lewis
by J. Patrick Lewis Details
A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli.
Over the Hills and far away: a Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
by Elizabeth Hammill Details
A collection of 150 rhymes from across the globe, illustrated by 77 world-renowned artists.
Sweep Up the Sun
by Helen Frost Details
Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spare poem inspires readers to open their wings and soar.
The Maine Coon's Haiku: and Other Poems for Cat Lovers
by Michael J. Rosen Details
In evocative haiku, Michael J. Rosen depicts twenty different breeds of cats--whether mischievous or mysterious, comical or commanding.
Updated 10/31/2015
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