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African American Poetry
by Arnold Rampersad Details
Presents a collection of poems by African-American poets, including Lucille Clifton, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Elizabeth Alexander.
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings
by Douglas Florian Details
An illustrated collection of poems and collages about dinosaurs.
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!
Everything On It: Poems and Drawings
by Shel Silverstein Details
The second original book to be published since Silverstein's passing in 1999, this poetry collection includes more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives.
Firefly July: a Year of Very Short Poems
by Paul B. Janeczko Details
A selection of short American poems dealing with the four seasons and the different weather events and animal patterns that can occur within each.
Follow Follow : a Book of Reverso Poems
by Marilyn Singer Details
A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
I, Too, Am America
by Langston Hughes Details
Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
If Not for the Cat: Haiku
by Jack Prelutsky Details
Haiku-like poems describe a variety of animals.
If You Were a Chocolate Mustache:Poems
by J. Patrick Lewis Details
Riddles, limericks, story poems, nonsense rhymes, haiku, and other poetic forms seasoned with funny art by Cordell.
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More Than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!
by J. Patrick Lewis Details
When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens. Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems.
New Kid on the Block: Poems
by Jack Prelutsky Details
Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
by Eugene Field Details
A classic lullaby poem about three fishermen who try to catch the stars in nets of silver and gold.
Updated 04/05/2017

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