Quiet . . .
like a quilt on a feather bed . . .
and frost on the window . . .
we write our names knowing . . .
the sun will melt them off
But the sun is...
Through her collection of black dolls, Dinah Johnson imparts a poetic message of pride and self-esteem.
Walk across the bridge --
it's not so hard to do...
A gorgeously illustrated anothology of horse poems.
I grip my
Simple Gifts is one of the very few hymns that all Americans treasure. In churches, at graduation and wedding ceremonies, on concert and ballet stages, and...
Poetry to delight anyone who still believes in magic.
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all...
Take a playful journey through a mouse’s nighttime world
"There’s a sliver of moon
like a tail in the sky
with just enough moonlight
A revised edition of a beloved collection of wacky poems and lopsided limericks.
A mouse's-eye-view of Emily Dickinson
When a mouse named Emmaline takes up residence behind the wainscoting of Emily Dickinson's bedroom, she wonders what...
Published in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Kittens and sea slugs, ducklings and frogs, fawns and mud snails-- all sorts of animals from the familiar to the unusual can be found in this beautiful and...
Sitting by the barbecue
waiting for sausages and hot dogs
I see a tiny spider
a silver speck
at its mouth,
Sol a Sol
Sol a Sol is a sweet, lyrical collection of bilingual poems that begins with the sunrise and ends with the sun setting and the starlit sky. There are poems...
Poetry helps us across the world's narrow bridges, but when we slip, it helps us not to be afraid. Here is a collection of some of the most intense poems ever...
With readable, richly varied contributions from women poets both famous and unknown, both young and old, both English-speaking and in-translation, I Wouldn't...
Nikki Giovanni spins her words into beautiful images of black songs and black looms, and inspires us all to trust our own hearts.
In this hilarious modern spoof of a favorite holiday song, the trip to Grandfather's house is no peaceful sleigh ride!
A spirited celebration of dogs
"My tail won’t stop its wagging.
My rear end has an ache.
Back and forth and back and forth–
It never takes a...
Sing a song, share a poem, settle in for a cozy read -- here's a lovely collection that celebrates the Christmas spirit.
"Smooth clean and frost white
A charming book of children's rhymes by the Caldecott Medalist.
I'm the king of the castle,
Get down, you dirty rascal!
There she goes,
"This collection of 27 poems by the late Worth once again heralds the joy of words, the way they feel in the mouth, the way they look on the page . . . ...
"The twenty-nine evocative poems in this slim volume with its colorful, eye-catching dust cover are a heartfelt and loving tribute to Mexico's rich...
Here is a house, dear robin.
The floor and walls are strong.
It's safe from wind
and snug from rain
and yours for just a song.
Birds of all kinds...
An invigorating celebration of the seasons and poems that take shape
The twist of spring rain. The arc of summer waves. The roundness of fall pumpkins. The...