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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.
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.
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
by Marilyn Singer Details
Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view!
Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmer's Market
by Irene Latham Details
A collection of poetry that features a variety of foods found at the farmers market.
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
by LIn Oliver Details
A collection of poetry for toddlers that celebrates the everyday things that fascinate them.
No Fair! No Fair! and Other Jolly Poems of Childhood
by Calvin Trillin Details
Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.
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 People of the Town: Nursery-Rhyme Friends for You and Me
by Alan Marks Details
An illustrated collection of traditional and classic nursery rhymes.
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
by Judith Viorst Details
From school to family to friends, Judith Viorst takes us on a tour of feelings of all kinds with this collection of poems.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes
by Julie Fogliano Details
A book of poetry moving through the seasons.
Updated 10/21/2016
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