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It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry

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A Poem In Your Pocket
by Margaret McNamara Details
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.
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.
Outside the box
by Karma Wilson Details
Familiar objects and situations are given a sideways tweak in more than 100 illustrated poems.
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
by Nicola Davies Details
Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow.
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.
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 07/25/2015
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