Poetry

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems Cover Image
By Georgia Heard, Antoine Guilloppe (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596436657
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 27th, 2012

With words both found and created, well-known poets offer readers and writers a source of inspiration. Black-and-white illustrations (6-12).


Bug Off!: Creepy, Crawly Poems Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple (Photographer)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590788622
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Published: Wordsong - April 1st, 2012

Clever verse and scientific information combine in appreciation of these tiny insects (5-8).


Every Little Thing Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452106977
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 12th, 2012

This version of the popular reggae song demonstrates the value of family and friends. Fun, lively digital mixed-media illustrations (5-7).


Go, Go, Grapes!: A Fruit Chant Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442433908
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 22nd, 2012

Persimmons, guavas, currants, and much more — this rhyming celebration of fruit will make your mouth water. Colorful, bright photographs (4-8).


I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Expressive, mixed-media illustrations bring Langston Hughes’s assertion of a hopeful future for African Americans to life. A short essay by Collier explains the Pullman porter subplot of his illustrations (4-8).


In the Land of Milk and Honey Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060253837
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Published: Amistad Press - September 18th, 2012

A young girl and her family travel by train from Oklahoma to California in 1948. Told in rhyme and free verse. Soft, rich full-color illustrations (6-9).


In the Sea Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763644987
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 14th, 2012

Spare verse, rich language, and strong, colorful wood-block prints capture the essence of a variety of marine animals — from the sea horse to the shark, from the urchin to the whale (6-9).


Nasty Bugs Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Will Terry (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803737167
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Published: Dial Books - March 15th, 2012

Sixteen accomplished poets zoom in humorously on beetles, mosquitos, ants, and more. Brightly colored humorous and grotesque lllustrations. Additional facts included (5-7).


National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis (Compiled by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781426310096
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Published: National Geographic Society - September 11th, 2012

A plethora of outstanding poems — old and new — are arranged thematically. Resources, writing tips, and
breathtaking photographs (7-14).


Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space Cover Image
By Amy Sklansky, Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375864599
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

Clever, simple poems about planets, stars, rockets, and more, accompanied by vivid illustrations provide an inspiring introduction to our universe. Additional information provided for those who want to explore the subject further (7-9).


Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584691631
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Published: Dawn Publications (CA) - March 1st, 2012

Can the animals in the forest teach numbers? Yes, they can! Rhyming verse enhanced with cut-paper illustrations (5-7).


Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings Cover Image
By Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547688381
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - April 3rd, 2012

Wit, whimsy, and wisdom bring the game of baseball to life. Imaginative gouache watercolors compliment the text (6-10).


Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763637026
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

From womb to adulthood, a parade of 44 playful, insightful twosome poems are paired with captivating mixed-media illustrations. Information about twins included (4-8).


Unbeelievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings Cover Image
By Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442426528
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 6th, 2012

Celebrate the lives of bees in delightful rhyme. Scientific information is included for each poem. Mixed-media illustrations (7-9).


The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons Cover Image
By Sid Farrar, Ilse Plume (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807581292
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2012

Delightful, warmly humorous haiku are enhanced by crisply clear watercolor illustrations (5-9).


Poems to Learn by Heart Cover Image
By Caroline Kennedy, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781423108054
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Published: Disney Press - March 26th, 2013

This diverse collection brings together old and new poems that celebrate both special and everyday moments in life.