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It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry

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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.
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.
Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks
by Skila Brown Details
From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar.
The Alligator's Smile and Other Poems
by Jane Yolen Details
A collection of poems on alligators explores how they hunt, keep warm, and care for their young.
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 10/29/2016
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