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It Doesn't Have to Rhyme: Poetry

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A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein
A collection of humorous poems and drawings from the beloved children's post.
Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything
by Calef Brown
Chock-full of zany black-and-white artwork and wonderfully inventive characters and worlds.
The Death of the Hat: a Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects
by Paul B. Janeczko
Offers young readers a quick tour of poets and poetry through the ages and the objects that inspired them.
The Poem That Will Not End: Fun With Poetic Forms and Voices
by Joan Bransfield Graham
Ryan O'Brian is riding a wave of inspiration with no shoreline in sigh--he can't STOP writing poetry. In the cafeteria with french fries. In the bathroom with toothpaste. Even on the soccer field with mud!
Under the Freedom Tree
by Susan VanHecke
Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.
Wet Cement: a Mix of Concrete Poems
by Bob Raczka
This collection shapes poems in surprising and delightful ways.
Updated 05/04/2016
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