It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry
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A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young
by Michael Rosen
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
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.
by Langston Hughes
A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan.
Sweep Up the Sun
by Helen Frost
Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spare poem inspires readers to open their wings and soar.