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Look! It’s a book With a mouse and his house, And a mole in a hole, And a bike with a spike, And, of course, A big, fat cow that goes . . . 5,4,3,2,1 ....

By Terry Denton and Andy Griffiths

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Borrowed Names

Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters

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...

Jeannine Atkins Jeannine Atkins

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Frances Foster Books

Crossing Stones

Maybe you won’t rock a cradle, Muriel. Some women seem to prefer to rock the boat. Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple...

Helen Frost Helen Frost

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Emily Stew

With Some Side Dishes

This poetry mixes childhood emotions with a generous portion of imagination to make a quirky, sweet collection that has the flavor of Robert Louis Stevenson,...

"...This poetry mixes childhood emotions with a generous portion of imagination to make a quirky, sweet collection that has the flavor of Robert Louis Stevenson,.... This poetry mixes childhood emotions with a generous portion of imagination to make a quirky, sweet collection that has the flavor of Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, and Shel Silverstein.. “A revealing window into budding autonomy that is sure to delight children and parents alike.” —Kirkus Reviews. ..."

By Thomas Rockwell and David McPhail

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Feiwel & Friends

Only a Witch Can Fly

Timeless, universal, and surprising, this magical and poetic Halloween tale is a gentle reminder that in order to reach for the stars, you must follow your...

By Alison McGhee and Taeeun Yoo

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The Happiness Tree

Celebrating the Gifts of Trees We Treasure

A celebration of one of nature’s most precious resources, and a call to action that even the youngest readers will understand.

By Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi

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Animal Poems

“Ms. Worth brilliantly employs all aspects of the poet’s craft.” – The New York Times Book Review Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this...

By Steve Jenkins and Valerie Worth

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Wonderful, wacky animal poems that will tickle the funny bone and bring on the giggles... A centipede in running shoes. A lizard who dreams he’s a dragon....

"...Wonderful, wacky animal poems that will tickle the funny bone and bring on the giggles... A centipede in running shoes. A lizard who dreams he’s a dragon..... Wonderful, wacky animal poems that will tickle the funny bone and bring on the giggles... A centipede in running shoes. A lizard who dreams he’s a dragon. A whale who prefers showers to baths. These are just a few of the quirky animal friends you’ll meet in this imaginative poetry collection. Joan Horton and JoAnn Adinolfi team up again, ..."

By Joan Horton and JoAnn Adinolfi

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Falling Down the Page

A Book of List Poems

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...

Georgia Heard Georgia Heard

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Diamond Willow

There’s more to me than most people see. Twelve-year-old Willow would rather blend in than stick out. But she still wants to be seen for who she is. She...

Helen Frost Helen Frost

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I Heard God Talking to Me

William Edmondson and His Stone Carvings

One night in the early 1930s, William Edmondson, the son of former slaves and a janitor in Nashville, Tennessee, heard God speaking to him. And so he began to...

Elizabeth Spires Elizabeth Spires

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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems

A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of...

"...A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of.... A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of slurping Jell-O, this playful poetry collection—cleverly told from the point of view of a child—highlights all the bumps and thrills of being a kid. Jenny Whitehead explores a variety of poetic f..."

Jenny Whitehead Jenny Whitehead

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Don't Forget Your Etiquette!

The Essential Guide to Misbehavior

If you’re smart, you’ll read my book Of modern children’s etiquette. If you don’t, I’m sad to say – Your life will be pathetiquette. Meet Miss...

"...If you’re smart, you’ll read my book Of modern children’s etiquette. If you don’t, I’m sad to say – Your life will be pathetiquette. Meet Miss.... If you’re smart, you’ll read my book Of modern children’s etiquette. If you don’t, I’m sad to say – Your life will be pathetiquette.   Meet Miss Information, the world’s foremost expert on bad behavior, as she offers upside-down advice about the etiquette of absolutely everything. In twenty impishly off-center poems she states her views on such impor..."

By David Greenberg and Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Always Room for One More

Lachie MacLachlan, the generous hero of this enchanting tale, is the exception to the rule that the Scots are a thrifty lot. In his "wee house in the heather,"...

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By Sorche Nic Leodhas and Nonny Hogrogian

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Beat Voices

An Anthology of Beat Poetry

"With the resurgence of interest in the Beats comes this timely anthology of both poetry and prose selections.... The volume introduces the ambivalence of the...

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Beware, Take Care

A fun fright-fest for any time of the year There’s always something lurking in the spooky-but-fun urban world of these poems. Maybe it’s a lost dragon (a...

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By Lilian Moore and Howard Fine

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Birches

"The beautifully composed illustrations ... neither overwhelm nor attempt to explicate the superbly stated text; in their own way the paintings parallel the...

"..."The beautifully composed illustrations ... neither overwhelm nor attempt to explicate the superbly stated text; in their own way the paintings parallel the.... Birches beautifully illustrates Frost’s celebrated ability to blend observation, imagination, and poetry. Caldecott medalist Ed Young uses his own powers of observation and imagination to create an extraordinary series of paintings that complement and extend the poem.. "The beautifully composed illustrations ... neither overwhelm nor a..."

By Robert Frost and Ed Young

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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...

"...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.... 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 curve of winter snow-covered hills. These are just a few of the many shapes found among the four seasons. So come celebrate the year in this spirited rhyming collection of concrete po..."

By Hideko Takahashi and Heidi Roemer

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Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling

Nursery rhymes with a contemporary twist As a father reads Mother Goose at the request of his son, the toddler nods off and is taken to bed "with his...

"...Nursery rhymes with a contemporary twist As a father reads Mother Goose at the request of his son, the toddler nods off and is taken to bed "with his.... Nursery rhymes with a contemporary twist As a father reads Mother Goose at the request of his son, the toddler nods off and is taken to bed "with his trousers on; one shoe off " - it slips away as his mother carries him to his crib - "and one shoe on." There he sleeps peacefully, still clad, while the family dog retrieves the lost shoe.. "[Pe..."

Tracey Campbell Pearson Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes/Las Nanas de Abuelita

Lullabies, Tongue Twisters, And Riddles from South America/Canciones de cuna, trabalenguas y adivinanzas de Suramérica

"Always quiet, Always blinking, by day sleeping, at night winking." What is it? Grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts, parents and...

By Nelly Palacio Jaramillo and Elivia

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Hair Dance!

Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in...

"...Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in.... Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in who we are and how we feel about ourselves.   In this inspiring book, Kelly Johnson’s stunning photographs of girls wearing a range of hairstyles and the lyrical words of Dinah Jo..."

By Kelly Johnson and Dinah Johnson

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Hector Protector

Nursery rhymes that toddlers will relate to Hector Protector was dressed all in green; Hector Protector was sent to the Queen . . . Hector is an...

"...Nursery rhymes that toddlers will relate to Hector Protector was dressed all in green; Hector Protector was sent to the Queen . . . Hector is an.... Nursery rhymes that toddlers will relate to Hector Protector was dressed all in green; Hector Protector was sent to the Queen . . . Hector is an obliging dog who lets his toddler friend clothe him in jacket, scarf, and sock. On the boy and dog's visiting rounds, however, the Queen (mom) and King (dad) are not terribly receptive when Hector jumps al..."

Tracey Campbell Pearson Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Holiday Stew

A Kid's Portion of Holiday and Seasonal Poems

More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther...

"...More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther.... More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther King Day and Chinese New Year. But these are just a sampling of holidays—there’s also Earth Day, Memorial Day, and Teacher Appreciation Day, to name a few. This joyous poetry collection f..."

Jenny Whitehead Jenny Whitehead

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The classic poetry of Mother Goose is combined with the hilarious and witty illustrations of James Marshall in this charming picture book.

James Marshall

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