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Poetry

A Child's Calendar - Softcover
Updike, John
Newly available in paperback, this 20th anniversary edition of a Caldecott Honor classic combines the star power of John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman.

Celebrate the little moments that make each month special in this beautiful picture book featuring twelve poems about a family and the...

Item No. 9780823445349
$8.99
A City Is - Autographed Hardcover
Norman Rosten, Melanie Hope Greenberg

Autographed by illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

An evocative collection of poems about New York City is brought to life in detailed, vibrant illustrations.

Item No. 11724
$17.00
A Light in the Attic
Silverstein, Shel
Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a...
Item No. 9780060256739
$19.99
A Poke In The I - Softcover
These aren't poems to read aloud, but to look at and laugh at together, with young children and especially older readers, who will enjoy the surprise of what words look like and what can be done with them. -- Booklist (starred review)

Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and...

Item No. 9780763623760
$7.99
A Song About Myself
Keats, John
Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka brings John Keats's words to whimsical life in the poet's only work written for children.

He was a naughty boy,
A naughty boy was he,
He would not stop at home,
He could not quiet be.

English poet John Keats is remembered for...

Item No. 9780763650902
$17.99
A Visit To William Blake's Inn (with Autographed Bookplate
Willard, Nancy
The author of these much-quoted lines is William Blake, who painted and wrote his marvelous books nearly two hundred years ago. Inspired by Blake's work, Nancy Willard has written a book of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn, run by none other than William Blake himself.

The inn is...

Item No. 9780152938239
$7.00
Alligator's Smile And Other Poems
Yolen, Jane

Get up close and personal with alligators in all their tooth-filled glory in this collection of poems by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen. Rhymes and rhythms reflect on how alligators hunt, keep warm, and care for young.

Stunning, large-scale photographs zoom...

Item No. 9781467755757
$19.99
Animals Animals (Hardcover)
Carle, Eric
Fish that fly, butterflies that dance, camels that trollop along, a tiger that has swallowed the sun--Animals Animals!

In this commemorative volume, created especially for sharing, Eric Carle celebrates the broadest, liveliest cast of animals yet, illustrating a distinguished collection...

Item No. 9780399217449
$23.99
Animals Animals - Softcover
Carle, Eric
From leaping, flying fish to dancing butterflies, and camels that trollop along, Eric Carle's brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky, as well as Bible...
Item No. 9780698118553
$10.99
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry
Ashley Bryan


Why an alphabet book of African American poets? Simply as a way of presenting the work of many poets, poets who write for adults as well as children, in a form that both children and adults can enjoy. Though this is not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, it is an A to Z look at...

Item No. 9780689812095
$19.99
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry (Softcover)
Ashley Bryan


"And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I'm lonely -- I'll make me a world."

-- James Weldon Johnson
Thus begins Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American...

Item No. 9780689840456
$7.99
Babushka's Mother Goose
Patricia Polacco

 Staff Pick...

Meet Yasha, whose beard grows down to the ground and keeps growing, and an old babushka who lives in a boot with too many children. Beloved storyteller Patricia Polacco draws from her Russian heritage to retell folktales and rhymes from Mother Goose, Aesop, and Ukrainian folklore that reflect...
Item No. 9780698118607
$7.99
Barefoot Book of Classic Poems
The 74 poems in this exquisite collection trace the journey through life, from birth to old ages, with entries from some of the finest poets in the English language. Each page is sumptuously illustrated.
Item No. 9781782854272
$19.99
Beautiful Day: Petite Poems for all Seasons
Pappa, Rodoula

A picture book of haiku-inspired poems celebrating the four seasons

Beautiful day!
Teach me, too, how to fly,
mother swallow!
In simple, poetic verse, a child observes their world from spring to summer, and autumn through winter, in...

Item No. 9781951836146
$16.95
Blooming Beneath the Sun
Rossetti, Christina
Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a collection of celebrated English poet Christina Rossetti's poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish.

The world changes so quickly, but the joy and fun of being a child always remains. Christina Rossetti's classic nursery...

Item No. 9781534440920
$17.99
Book of Questions
Neruda, Pablo
Where is the center of the sea? Why do the waves never break there? A book containing unanswerable, fantastical questions, inviting us to be curious, while simultaneously embracing what we cannot know.


This bilingual Spanish-English edition is the first illustrated selection...

Item No. 9781592703227
$22.95
Borrowed Names
Atkins, Jeannine

As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series.

Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own...

Item No. 9780805089349
$17.99
Brown Girl Dreaming (Paperback)
Woodson, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

A President Obama O Book Club pick


Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway...
Item No. 9780147515827
$10.99
Can I Touch Your Hair?
Waters, Charles

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not...

Item No. 9781512404425
$17.99
Cat Talk
Charest, Emily MacLachlan

From cuddler to troublemaker, kitten to tom, cats have a lot to say. Authors Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest and illustrator Barry Moser give voice to and celebrate our most opinionated furry friends in this spirited collection of poems filled with rich language, perfect for...

Item No. 9780060279783
$17.99
Child's Book of Prayers and Blessings
Jordan, Deloris
From the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes Deloris Jordan comes a comforting book of prayers collected from faiths and cultures all over the world.

From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with...

Item No. 9781416995500
$17.99
Concrete Kids
León, Amyra
A Goddard CBC's Social Justice Prize Nominee - A YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults

I will close my eyes and disappear into the pages of this book for many years to come.--Hanif Abdurraqib (New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in The Rain: Notes to A Tribe...

Item No. 9780593095195
$8.99
Count Me A Rhyme- To Be Autographed
Yolen, Jane
This delightful counting book of poetry and pictures on the Texas 2x2 Reading List captures animals by the numbers. Vivid, playful poems tell the stories of one elk, two birds, three fish--from one through ten and then many--as they go about their day either solo or within a special circle of...
Item No. 9781590783450
$17.95
Crank
Hopkins, Ellen
The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction--the first in the Crank trilogy--from master poet Ellen Hopkins.

Life was good
before I
met
the monster.


After,
life
was great, ...

Item No. 9781442471818
$12.99
Dark Emperor & Other Poems
Sidman, Joyce

A 2011 Newbery Honor Book

Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where...

Item No. 9780547152288
$16.99