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Falling Down the Page

TRY THIS AT HOME. Poems to inspire young readers.

From Eileen Spinelli's many goodbyes to summer at the shore, to Avis Harley's catalog of ways to say hello across the globe, to a close look at the birds and animals outside Valiska Gregory's window in winter...Georgia Heard has collected...

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Feeding the Flying Finellis
Kate Hosford

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? A fire eater with a penchant for hot sauce? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? How do you satisfy a sweet-toothed human cannonball who's outgrowing his cannon?

Find out what keeps these performers juggling, balancing, and...

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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science (Softcover)
Atkins, Jeannine

  Staff Pick

This "evocative and beautiful" (School Library Journal) novel "vividly imagines the lives of three girls" (Booklist, starred review) in three different time periods as they grow up to become groundbreaking scientists.

Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked...

Item No. 9781481465663
Firefly July (Softcover)
Janeczko, Paul B
"Sweet's pictures are, in a word, gorgeous. . . . They capture and expand the spirit and sensibility of the verses they illustrate to wonderful effect." -- Booklist (starred review)

It only takes a few words, if they're the right words, to create a strong image....
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Giving Thanks
Paterson, Katherine
Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful and Pamela Dalton's exquisite cut-paper...
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Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons
Brown, Margaret Wise
Some fine day, just run away
To a long unscheduled day
To where great clouds go sailing by
Above the birds and butterfly.

Fluffy clouds, butterflies, furry bunnies, and life from a bug's-eye view: This stunning sequel to the New York Times...

Item No. 9781454904472
Myers, Walter Dean
They took the road in Waycross Georgia / Skipped over the tracks in East St. Louis / Took the bus from Holly Springs / Hitched a ride from Gee's Bend / Took the long way through Memphis / The third deck down from Trinidad / A wrench of the heart from Goree Island / A wrench of the heart from Goree...
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Honey, I Love
Greenfield, Eloise

To one young narrator, it's the simple things that mean the most, like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama's arm.

When this poem was first published in 1978 in Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, Eloise...

Item No. 9780060091255
How to Write a Poem
Nikaido, Deanna

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry...

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I Am Loved
Giovanni, Nikki
Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a dozen of National Book Award winner Nikki Giovanni's poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish.

There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous gathering of poems written by Nikki Giovanni...

Item No. 9781534404922
I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage

An outstanding celebration of diversity and family: fourteen poets and sixteen illustrators of diverse backgrounds share memorable childhood experiences and reflect upon their different heritages, traditions, and beliefs.

I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage brings...

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In the Swim
Douglas Florian
Grab your snorkel and splash along with outrageous underwater creatures!
in the swim.
Children will delight in the playful, witty language of twenty-one lively poems while they learn about their ocean and freshwater friends.
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La Madre Goose Nursery Rhymes for Ninos
Elya, Susan Middleton

Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist, with Spanish sprinkled throughout

The itsy arañita
climbed up the water spout.
Down came la lluvia
and washed la araña out.


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La Madre Goose Nursery Rhymes for Ninos-AUTOGRAPHED

Copies signed by the illustrator available now! Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist, with Spanish sprinkled throughout.

The itsy ...

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Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs
J. Patrick Lewis
Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen team up in this ironic and witty take on the last moments in the lives of a variety of animals. Each poem in this darkly humorous collection is an epitaph of a different animal. Grouped by animal type, these posthumous poems...
Item No. 9781580892605
Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving
Frank, John

Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Notable Poetry List, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Social Justice Literature Award, International Literacy Association (ILA)

A collection of original poems centered on giving and spontaneous acts of kindness...

Item No. 9781620148297
Woodson, Jacqueline
Finalist for the National Book Award

When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys...

Item No. 9780142415528
Long Way Down PB
Reynolds, Jason
"An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger." --Booklist (starred review)
"Astonishing." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A tour de force." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott...

Item No. 9781481438261
Long Way Down Graphic Novel
Reynolds, Jason
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Jason Reynolds's Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff...

Item No. 9781534444959
Love That Dog
Creech, Sharon

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.

Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a...

Item No. 9780064409599
This marvelous menagerie of twenty-one poems and paintings will make readers laugh out loud. With mammals ranging from the howling coyote and the wood-chopping beaver to the daring ibex and the speedy tiger, this is a zooful of furry fun like no other!
Item No. 9780152050245
Mirror Mirror
Singer, Marilyn
With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror!

Remarkable.--The Washington Post

This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art.--Time Out New...

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Missing Piece Meets Big O
Silverstein, Shel

From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, sure to delight fans of all ages with Silverstein's iconic drawings and humor.

This companion tale to...

Item No. 9780060256579
Nathaniel Talking-PB
Greenfield, Eloise

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In brief poems, a nine-year-old boy shares his views on his mother's death, knowledge, friends, school, his father, and the future.

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Neighborhood Mother Goose-Autographed

Every day, children the world over sing, shout, and celebrate Mother Goose rhymes. And now there's a new reason to cheer: Nina Crews has added her own remarkable, jazzy style of illustration to a collection of forty-one favorite verses. Whether it's Jack jumping over a candlestick (atop a...

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