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It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry

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A Poem In Your Pocket
by Margaret McNamara
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.
Everything Is a Poem: the Best of J. Patrick Lewis
by J. Patrick Lewis
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.
Hi, Koo!: a Year of Seasons
by Jon J. Muth
Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.
Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit
by Edward Field
Presents a poem inspired by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen's visits with the Inuit people of the Arctic Circle.
Outside the box
by Karma Wilson
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
Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow.
by Douglas Florian
A collection of poems about trees from the acclaimed children's poet.
Pug and Other Animal Poems
by Valerie Worth
Presents a collection of whimsical animal poems that describe eccentric animal behaviors.
Something Fishy
by Barry Polisar
A humorously illustrated collection of funny and thought-provoking poems about ocean creatures.
Your Skeleton Is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder from Six Feet Under
by Kurt Cyrus
A wacky graveyard adventure combines funny-bone-tickling poems with silly grim illustrations, and serves as an introduction to poetry.
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