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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
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.
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
by Marilyn Singer
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
A collection of poetry that features a variety of foods found at the farmers market.
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems
by Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary explains and demonstrates how to write two types of ancient Japanese poetry: haiku and lanterns.
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
by LIn Oliver
A collection of poetry for toddlers that celebrates the everyday things that fascinate them.
Sail Away
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.
What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
by Judith Viorst
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
A book of poetry moving through the seasons.
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