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B 88177B 88177 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 87 Copyright: 1999

A collection of more than 200 poems by such modern poets as Nikki Grimes, John Ciardi, Karla Kushkin, Ted Highes, e.e. cummings, Eve Merriam, Deborah Chandra, Arnold Adoff, and more than 100 others. Selected by Jack Prelutsky. Twentieth Century Children's Poetry Treasury. Ar 4.9. Lexile NP. IL 1-6.
20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury PI  
B 95057B 95057 500+ Fabulous Month-By-Month Teaching Ideas (Grades K-2)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 304 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Instant Activities and Reproducibles for the Themes and Topics You Teach. Presents activity ideas, games, reproducible worksheets, mini-plays, poems, banners, songs, art projects, and graphic organizers for teachers of kindergarten through second grade.
500+ Fabulous Month-By-Month Teaching Ideas (Grades K-2) T  
B 105962B 105962 A Was Once An Apple Pie
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lear, Edward
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

A collection of twenty-six nonsense rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet. Illustrated by Suse MacDonald. IL Pres-1.
A Was Once An Apple Pie KP  
B 114103B 114103 ABC's of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond: Delicious Alphabet Poems Plus Food, Facts, and Fun for Everyone
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Charney, Steve
Length: 108 Copyright: 2007

Delicious Alphabet Poems Plus Food, Facts, and Fun for Everyone. A collection of A to Z poems about fruits and vegetables along with food facts, recipes, jokes, websites, and activities, IL 1-5.
ABC's of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond: Delicious Alphabet Poems Plus Fo PI  
B 80698B 80698 Abraham Lincoln: Man for All the People
Grade Lvl: P Author: Livingston, Myra
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

A narrative poem chronicling the life of the Civil War president.
Abraham Lincoln: Man for All the People P  
B 111077B 111077 African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Harley, Avis
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Contains color photographs of various African animals, each with a lighthearted poem that contains acrostics. Canadian poetry. Follett RL 4.2. IL 3-8.
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways PIJ  
B 122037B 122037 After the Bell Rings: Poems About After-School Time
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Shields, Carol Diggory
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A collection of rhyming poems describes what kids do after the school bell rings. IL 1-4.
After the Bell Rings: Poems About After-School Time PI  
B 110884B 110884 All the World
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Follows a group of family members and friends through the course of a day as they learn the importance of all things great and small. Caldecott Honor book illustrated by Marla Frazee. Lexile 380. IL Pres-1.
All the World KP  
B 113299B 113299 Always Got My Feet: Poems About Transportation
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Salas, Laura Purdie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

A collection of transportation-themed poetry accompanied by photo- graphs that demonstrates a variety of poetic forms and defines poetic devices. A+ books. Poetry. A Plus Books: Poetry.
Always Got My Feet: Poems About Transportation KPI  
B 112379B 112379 Amazing Faces: Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Poems focusing on universal emotions, as expressed by poets from diverse backgrounds, including Joseph Bruchac, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Pat Mora, Janet S. Wong, and many others. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. RC 3.6. Lexile NP. IL 3-6.
Amazing Faces: Poems PI  
B 124280B 124280 Amazing Places
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Soentpiet, Chris K
Length: 40 Copyright: 2015

In this collection of original poems, acclaimed anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins brings together fourteen selections that celebrate through poetic imagery some of the amazingly diverse places in our nation. These include: Denali National Park, the Oneida Nation Museum, San Francisco's Chinatown, the Grand Canyon, the Ringling Circus Museum, Harlem, the Liberty Bell, Fenway Park, and more. The poems as a whole take readers on an multiethnic travelogue around the United States and encourages a positive appreciation of our country's historical, environmental, and cultural heritage. The insightful poetry collection were created by some of the best-known authors writing for children, including Alma Flor Ada, Jaime Adoff, Joseph Bruchac, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Medina, and Linda Sue Park. Captivating illustrations by award-winning illustrators Chris Soentpiet and Christy Hale feature well-researched settings that infuse the poems with vibrant life and atmosphere. Poetry. Picture book for older readers. IL 2-6.
Amazing Places PI  
B 122314B 122314 Among a Thousand Fireflies
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Frost, Helen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Simple story (written in verse)is about two fireflies finding each other among thousands. Book concludes with information about fireflies including their mating practices. Fireflies or lightning bugs are not flies but beetles; their flashes help them find each other when they are looking for mates. Poem by Helen Frost and photographs from Rick Lieder. IL Pres-3.
Among a Thousand Fireflies KP  
B 102133B 102133 Ancient Egypt
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Altman, Susan
Length: 48 Copyright: 2001

Rhymes describe several facets of ancient Egypt's history and culture. From the series Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times. IL 2-5.
Ancient Egypt PI  
B 77882B 77882 And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author: SCHWARTZ, ALVIN
Length: 208 Copyright: 1992

Collection of folk poetry.
And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry PI  
B 110579B 110579 And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Salas, Laura Purdie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

A collection of original, space-themed poetry for children accompanied by striking photos. The book demonstrates a variety of common poetic forms and defines poetic devices. Follett RL 3.7. AR 4.4.
And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space PI  
B 112191B 112191 Animal Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Worth, Valerie
Length: 48 Copyright: 2007

A collection of twenty-three poems about snails, whales, bats, camels, and other animals. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. IL 2-7.
Animal Poems PIJ  
B 103507B 103507 Animal sense
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Ackerman, Diane
Length: 44 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poems that tells how such animals as alligators, bats, penguins, bumblebees, and skunks use their different senses. Animal poetry. Illustrated by Peter Sis. AR 5.4.
Animal sense PI  
B 82958B 82958 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Poems About Small Thin
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Livingston, Myra
Length: 69 Copyright: 1994

A collection of poems about some things that usually go unnoticed, Duskin, John Ciardi, and Charlotte Zolotow. IL 3-8. Duskin, John Ciardi, and Charlotte Zolotow.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Poems About Small Thin PIJ  
B 74674B 74674 Anna's Garden Songs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Steele, Mary
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems about garden vegetables. RC 2.9. GR level M.
Anna's Garden Songs KP  
B 72344B 72344 Anna's Summer Songs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Steele, Mary
Length: 28 Copyright: 1988

Collection of poems about summer plants, especially flowers.
Anna's Summer Songs KP  
V 14827V 14827 ANTARCTIC ANTICS
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2000

Animated and musical presentation of Judy Sierra's book of penguin poetry. Teaches about emperor penguins and Antarctica as it entertains. Closed captioned.
ANTARCTIC ANTICS KP  
B 86176B 86176 Antarctic Antics: Book of Penguin Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sierra, Judy
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

A collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitats of emperor penguins. AR 3.6. RC 3.5.
Antarctic Antics: Book of Penguin Poems KP  
B 81364B 81364 April Bubbles Chocolate: An ABC of Poetry
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 1994

A collection of poems on things from A to Z, by such authors as Eve Merriam, Carl Sandburg, and Arnold Adoff.
April Bubbles Chocolate: An ABC of Poetry P  
B 113045B 113045 Arroz con leche = Rice Pudding
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Argueta, Jorge
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: un poema para cocinar = A Cooking Poem. Bilingual text. A recipe in the form of a poem, in both English and Spanish, featuringa Latin American type of rice pudding with cinnamon that is made by a young cook who enjoys making and enjoying the dish with his family. AR 2.8. IL K-5. Salvadoran poet.
Arroz con leche = Rice Pudding KPI  
B 75293B 75293 Arroz Con Leche: Songs
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Delacre, Lulu
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

Collection of Latin American songs and rhymes in Spanish and English.
Arroz Con Leche: Songs PI  
B 99854B 99854 Art Activities From Children's Poetry
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hierstein, Judy
Length: 92 Copyright: 1996

Stimulating art experiences based on rhyming picture books and poetry. Each activity begins with the first lines of text, followed by a brief summary and comments on the illustrations. For preK-grade 3.
Art Activities From Children's Poetry T  
B 76019B 76019 AS: A SURFEIT OF SIMILES
Grade Lvl: PI Author: JUSTER, NORTON
Length: 80 Copyright: 1989

Collection of similes.
AS: A SURFEIT OF SIMILES PI  
B 122690B 122690 Ashley Bryan's Puppets: Making Something from Everything
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bryan, Ashley
Length: 80 Copyright: 2014

Photographic tour introduces puppets created out of found objects by describing each with a poem. Each poem is told in the first person and titled with the puppet's name (drawn from various African cultures). IL 1-5.
Ashley Bryan's Puppets: Making Something from Everything PI  
B 102132B 102132 Awful Ogre's Awful Day
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 39 Copyright: 2001

In a series of poems, Awful Ogre rises, grooms himself, dances, pens a letter, and goes through other activities as the day passes. Ghouls and ogres. AR 5.7. RC 4.9. Lexile NP. IL 1-5.
Awful Ogre's Awful Day PI  
B 76013B 76013 Balloons and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Chandra, Deborah
Length: 39 Copyright: 1990

Collection of poetry about such familiar things and circumstances as a stray dog or piggyback-riding. RC 4.1 IL 3-6.
Balloons and Other Poems PI  
B 116339B 116339 Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles, and Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rosen, Michael
Length: 79 Copyright: 2012

Presents an anthology of free verse stories, rhymes, and poems. The entries are divided into four sections: Breakfast; Seaside; Doctor; and Under the Bed. AR 2.9. IL K-3.
Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles, and R KP  
B 72071B 72071 Basket Full of White Eggs: Riddle Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Swann, Brian
Length: 31 Copyright: 1988

Riddle-poems from international folkloric sources around the world. Based on sources from Italy, Yucatan, Lituania, Mexico, Alaska, the Philippines, Turky, Africa, and Arabia. Answers are revealed in the illustrations and are also printed on the last page. IL 2-9.
Basket Full of White Eggs: Riddle Poems PIJ  
KM 11491KM 11491 Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face & Other Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

A collection more than one hundred silly poems from Jack Prelutsky with activities. Features selections entitled "It's Hard to be an Elephant," "Once They Believed in Dragons," "Is Traffic Jam Delectable?" and others. Contents: book and audio CD with thirty performances by the author. IL K-5.
Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face & Other Poems KPI  
B 75502B 75502 Bear Hugs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: HAGUE, KATHLEEN
Length: 21 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems about teddy bears.
Bear Hugs KP  
B 76099B 76099 Bear in Mind: A Book of Bear Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

Illustrated collection of poems, ballads, limericks and rhymes about bears.
Bear in Mind: A Book of Bear Poems KP  
KM 6152KM 6152 Beast Feast
Grade Lvl: P Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Contains read-along cassette and 25 copies of the book of humorous animal poetry by Douglas Florian.
Beast Feast P  
B 69677B 69677 Best Friends
Grade Lvl: KP Author: HOPKINS, LEE
Length: 48 Copyright: 1986

Collection of eighteen poems celebrating friendship by such writers as Langston Hughes, Ruth Krauss, etc. Guided Reading level D.
Best Friends KP  
B 74551B 74551 BEST WITCHES
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: YOLEN, JANE
Length: 48 Copyright: 1989

Author presents her own poetry on witches, ghosts, magic and other aspects of Halloween.
BEST WITCHES KPI  
B 104727B 104727 Beyond Old MacDonald: Funny Poems/Down on Farm
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoce, Charley
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of poems set on the farm using various forms of wordplay. A "Wordplay Guide" that indicates language skills, such as identifying homophones, personification, and idioms, is appended. Follett RL 3.0.
Beyond Old MacDonald: Funny Poems/Down on Farm P  
KM 9920KM 9920 Big Book of Rhymes & Songs Big Book Only
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Collection of songs and rhymes includes Alphabet Song, Bingo, Down By the Bay, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Eency Weency Spider, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, The Bus Song, The Little Fishes (in English and in Spanish), Five Speckled Frogs, etc.
Big Book of Rhymes & Songs Big Book Only K  
KM 9685KM 9685 Big Book of Rhymes and Poems (BB)
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Easel style big book has 45 songs, poems, and rhymes. Titles include: Over the River and Through the Woods; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Old MacDonald; Counting Sheep; Grandpa's Farm; Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Rain, Rain, Go Away; Four Seasons; Whether the Weather; First Snow; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; The Kits; Hey, Diddle, Diddle; The Robin; The Bear Went Over the Mountain; The Wheel on the Bus; etc.
Big Book of Rhymes and Poems (BB) K  
B 94956B 94956 Big Book of Seasons, Holidays, and Weather
Grade Lvl: T Author: Low, Elizabeth
Length: 156 Copyright: 2011

Features approximately 300 songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, including some Spanish-language versions. Material is topically arranged and age/grade levels are indicated. Music for accompaniments is included, as are directions for performaing the fingerplays.
Big Book of Seasons, Holidays, and Weather T  
B 108330B 108330 Big, Bad and a Little Bit Scary: Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Poems That Bite Back! Color illustrations by Wade Zahares accompany poems by English and American writers that describe members of the animal kingdom that are often portrayed as villains, including vipers, alligators, sparrow hawks, vultures, and sharks. AR 5.2. Follett RL 4.1. RC 5.2. Lexile NP.
Big, Bad and a Little Bit Scary: Poems KPI  
B 76009B 76009 Bird Watch: Poetry
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: YOLEN, JANE
Length: 40 Copyright: 1990

Collection of poems describing a variety of birds and their activities.
Bird Watch: Poetry PIJS  
B 79069B 79069 Birthday Rhymes, Special Times
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Goldstein, Bobbie
Length: 48 Copyright: 1993

A collection of poems about birthdays, by such authors as Dr. Seuss, John Ciardi, and Jack Prelutsky.
Birthday Rhymes, Special Times KP  
B 109454B 109454 Blacker the Berry: Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

Twelve poems by Joyce Carol Thomas (Coretta Scott King Honor Book--Author award) celebrate the varying skin colors of African American children. Identity. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper (2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award). Follett RL 2.9.
Blacker the Berry: Poems KPI  
B 109147B 109147 Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Grandits, John
Length: 44 Copyright: 2007

Concrete poems about a girl named Jessie who mocks the school which she attends. AR 3.5.
Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems IJS  
B 66033B 66033 BOOK OF PIGERICKS: PIG LIMERICKS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: LOBEL, ARNOLD
Length: 48 Copyright: 1983

The results of the old pig's poetry creations are pigerricks-original limericks about a varied and portly population of pigs.
BOOK OF PIGERICKS: PIG LIMERICKS PI  
B 87828B 87828 Bookworm's Feast: Potluck of Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 40 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems on a variety of topics, organized according to the courses of a meal. IL 3-6.
Bookworm's Feast: Potluck of Poems PI  
B 113041B 113041 Bow Wow Meow Meow
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 47 Copyright: 2003

Collection of short poems about dogs and cats. AR 2.4. RC 2.9. Lexile NP. IL K-4.
Bow Wow Meow Meow KPI  
B 122777B 122777 Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian P
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

A collection of humorous poems in the form of acrostics in which the first letters of each line combine to form a word or words about the topic of the poem. Cleary explains that not all acrostic poems are structured in the same way and gives some writing tips. From the series Poetry Adventures. GR Level P IL 2-5.
Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems PI  
KM 80047KM 80047 Boxed Books: Poetry (J)
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1991

Collection of poetry books. Four-week circulation.
Boxed Books: Poetry (J) J  
KM 80056KM 80056 Boxed Books: Poetry (P)
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Collection of poetry books. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Poetry (P) P  
KM 6020KM 6020 Boxed Books: Poetry (PI)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Collection of poetry books. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Poetry (PI) PI  
B 76014B 76014 Brighter Garden: Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Dickinson, Emily
Length: 64 Copyright: 1990

Collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, with illustrations, and grouped by seasons. RC 5.4 IL 2-6.
Brighter Garden: Poetry PI  
B 113986B 113986 Builder Goose: It's Construction Rhyme Time!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ashburn, Boni
Length: 26 Copyright: 2012

Nursery rhymes are refashioned to feature construction projects. Construction equipment. IL K-3.
Builder Goose: It's Construction Rhyme Time! KP  
B 102538B 102538 BURST OF FIRSTS: DOERS, SHAKERS & RECORD BREAKERS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: LEWIS, J. PATRICK
Length: 34 Copyright: 2001

A collection of poems that celebrate such notable firsts as the first American woman in space, the first king of rock 'n' roll, the first man to run a four-minute mile, and the first person to make blue jeans. World records. Follett RL 3.1.
BURST OF FIRSTS: DOERS, SHAKERS & RECORD BREAKERS PI  
B 109624B 109624 Busy in the Garden
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Shannon, George
Length: 36 Copyright: 2006

A collection of short poems and riddles about planting seeds, watching garden vegetables dance, and growing jack-o'lanterns. Gardens. AR 2.1. Follett RL 1.7. RC 2.2. Lexile NP.
Busy in the Garden KP  
B 112886B 112886 Buttercup's Lovely Day
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Beck, Carolyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

Buttercup the cow describes her day and everything that she loves about the life she leads, from morning until night and all that happens in-between. Canadian poetry. AR 2.8. IL 1-4.
Buttercup's Lovely Day PI  
B 110832B 110832 Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Schertle, Alice
Length: 33 Copyright: 2009

A collection of poems about clothes and animals wearing them.
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes KP  
B 88570B 88570 Cactus Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: ASCH, FRANK
Length: 48 Copyright: 1998

Poems and photographs depict desert ecosystems in North America.
Cactus Poems PI  
B 87722B 87722 Candy Corn
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Stevenson, James
Length: 55 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems with titles such as The Morning After Halloween; Dumpsters; and What Frogs Say To Each Other. Follett RL 3.5. RC 3.7. Lexile NP. IL 2-6.
Candy Corn PI  
B 72743B 72743 Casey at the Bat
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: Thayer, Ernest
Length: 28 Copyright: 1988

Narrative poem about a celebrated baseball player who strikes out at the crucial moment of the game, with additional text placing it in the context of the Little League.
Casey at the Bat PIJS  
B 105279B 105279 Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Thayer, Ernest
Length: 33 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888. Humorous version of the famous poem. Illustrated by C.F. Payne. AR 5.3. Follett RL 5.1.
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic PI  
B 111455B 111455 Castles: Old Stone Poems
Grade Lvl: I Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 48 Copyright: 2006

A collection of poems in which the authors blend fact and fiction in an exploration of castles both real and imagined. Includes castles in Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Romania, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Germany, and the U.S. Follett RL 5.7. AR 6.5.
Castles: Old Stone Poems I  
B 69036B 69036 Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Galdone, Paul
Length: 40 Copyright: 1985

An old English rhyme names all the animals a farm boy feeds on his daily rounds. GR level F. RC 2.5. Lexile NP.
Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee KP  
B 116356B 116356 Cat Talk
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: MacLachlan, Patricia / Charest, Emily
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Collects poems from the perspective of various cats who love, stalk, and sleep. A variety of cats describe themselves and their relationships to other animals and to their humans. Lexile 440 IL K-4.
Cat Talk KPI  
B 86327B 86327 Cat Up a Tree: Story in Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Isaacs, Anne
Length: 40 Copyright: 1998

A series of poems describe the reactions of various characters--from a young girl and her father to a fireman, to a robin, to the cat itself--when a cat climbs a tree. IL 3-7.
Cat Up a Tree: Story in Poems PIJ  
B 68588B 68588 Celebrations
Grade Lvl: P Author: Livingston, Myra
Length: 32 Copyright: 1985

Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Valentine Day, Saint Patrick's Day, April Fools' Day, Passover, Easter, Columbus Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays are among the 16 celebrations included in this book of holiday poems. RC 3.1.
Celebrations P  
B 103492B 103492 Chicken Socks and Other Contagious Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

A collection of humorous poems about school, behavior, learning to ride a bike, and more. AR 4.0. IL 2-5.
Chicken Socks and Other Contagious Poems PI  
B 88569B 88569 Child's Calendar
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Updike, John
Length: 30 Copyright: 1999

A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December. Months. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. 2000 Caldecott Honor book. AR 3.6. Follett RL 2.8. RC 3.5. Lexile NP.
Child's Calendar PI  
KM 8373KM 8373 Child's Introduction to Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Colorful illustrations and poems introduce children to poetry, teaching them about the types of poems and the most popular poets from history. Part One includes nursery rhymes, nonsense verse, Villanelle, Limerick, Haiku, narrative verse, lyric verse, ballad, Pastoral sonnet, free verse, poems peculiar. Part Two poets: Homer; William Shakespeare; John Milton; William Blake; William Wordworth; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Edgar Allan Poe; Emily Dickinson; Walt Whitman; Christina Rossetti; Robert Frost; Robert Louis Stevenson; Rudyard Kipling; Hilaire Belloc; Carl Sandburg; W.H. Auden; Langston Hughes; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Seamus Heaney; Octavio Paz; and Maya Angelou. Contents: book and audio CD with readings of the poems included in the book edited by Michael Driscoll.
Child's Introduction to Poetry IJ  
B 64943B 64943 CIRCLE OF SEASONS
Grade Lvl: I Author: LIVINGSTON, MYRA
Length: 30 Copyright: 1982

Generically, this joint production by the painter Leonard Everett Fisher and the poet Myra Cohn Livingston blends poetry and painting. Livingston' poetry written with the art that hides art, circles the year, three quatrains and triplets for each season, ending in spring, when and as it all began.
CIRCLE OF SEASONS I  
B 89214B 89214 COME WITH ME: POEMS FOR A JOURNEY
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Nye, Naomi
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

A collection of 16 free-verse; lyric poems. AR level 3.5.
COME WITH ME: POEMS FOR A JOURNEY PI  
B 109859B 109859 Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 45 Copyright: 2007

A collection of twenty whimsical poems about comets, the stars, moon, and the planets. Follett RL and AR 3.1. RC 2.6.
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars PI  
B 121328B 121328 Consider the Lemming
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Steig, Jeanne
Length: 48 Copyright: 2016

A lighthearted verse tour of the animal kingdom offers a whimsical glimpse of the characteristics and eccentricities of its creatures, both wild and domestic. Humorous poetry. Follett RL 5.3 IL K-5.
Consider the Lemming KPI  
B 89540B 89540 CORNFLAKES
Grade Lvl: PI Author: STEVENSON, JAMES
Length: 47 Copyright: 2000

A collection of short poems with such titles as I Can't Move Mountains, Junkyard, and Greenhouse In March.
CORNFLAKES PI  
B 113149B 113149 Countdown to Summer
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 180 Copyright: 2009

A collection of children's poems that counts down the days from the first day of school to the last. IL 3-7.
Countdown to Summer PIJ  
B 104919B 104919 Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!: 100 Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Franco, Betsy
Length: 48 Copyright: 2004

Presents a collection of one hundred poems that follow a school year to the hundredth day, each featuring the number one hundred. Follett RL 2.9.
Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!: 100 Poems KPI  
B 113091B 113091 Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Zimmer, Tracie
Length: 31 Copyright: 2011

Facts about elephants interspersed with poems. An illustrated collection of poems that showcases the appearance and behavior of elephants. AR 6.8. IL 2-5.
Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems PI  
B 116445B 116445 Crazy About Soccer!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lesynski, Loris
Length: 47 Copyright: 2012

Contains dozens of humorous poems about soccer. Soccer Poetry. Humorous poetry. Canadian poetry. IL 2-4.
Crazy About Soccer! PI  
B 124811B 124811 Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Murray, Carol
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

A nonfiction picture book of poetry about fascinating insects with accompanying facts, notes, and illustrations. IL K-4. AR 4.8.
Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs KP  
B 101079B 101079 Crossing
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Booth, Philip
Length: 34 Copyright: 2001

Rhyming words describe the sights and sounds of a train crossing.
Crossing KPI  
B 109467B 109467 Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Maddox, Marjorie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

Collection of fourteen poems that include descriptions of real animals and fantasy selections. Titles include: A Rumba of Rattlesnakes; A Tower of Giraffes; A Pounce of Alley Cats; An Army of Ants; A Murder of Crows; A Cartload of Monkeys; A Leap of Leapards; A School of Fish; etc. An author's note explains the etymologies of some collective nouns. AR 4.8. IL 2-6.
Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry PI  
B 88071B 88071 Dark as a Midnight Dream: Poetry Collection 2
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 286 Copyright: 1998

More than 250 poems range from traditional ballads and classical verse to modern poems. IL 5-8.
Dark as a Midnight Dream: Poetry Collection 2 IJ  
B 111697B 111697 Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 29 Copyright: 2010

A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night. Describes the many things that hide in the dark. Each poem is accompanied by an informative prose paragraph explaining nocturnal life in the forest. Some topics are snail, moth, owl, spider, porcupette/porcupine, cricket, mushrooms, eft, bat, moon. AR 6.1. Follett RL 4.0. IL 3-6.
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night PI  
B 106143B 106143 Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2005

Contains an illustrated collection of short poems by such authors as Eve Merriam, Ogden Nash, and Charlotte Zolotow. Selected and illustrated by Simon James. Follett RL 2.0. AR 3.5. RC 2.9.
Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems PI  
B 112225B 112225 Dazzling Display of Dogs: Concrete Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Franco, Betsy
Length: 38 Copyright: 2011

A collection of visual poems by American writer Betsy Franco, centered on the strange behaviors of dogs, including descriptions of obedience school, backyard escapes, and indiscriminate appetites. IL I-5.
Dazzling Display of Dogs: Concrete Poems KPI  
B 113371B 113371 Dear Hot Dog: Poems About Everyday Stuff
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Gerstein, Mordicai
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Collects poems celebrating everyday activities, including drifting off to sleep, lying in the warm sun, and eating spaghetti for dinner. AR 4.1. IL Pres-2.
Dear Hot Dog: Poems About Everyday Stuff KP  
B 118310B 118310 Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems From the Water Hole
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Latham, Irene
Length: 33 Copyright: 2014

Presents a collection of poems about the different animals who come to a water hole on the African grasslands, including giraffes, impalas, lions, vultures, oxpeckers, meerkats, black mambas, puff adders, dung beetles, and elephants. Includes facts about the African animals featured in the poems. AR 5.0 GR level S. IL 2-6.
Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems From the Water Hole PI  
B 105099B 105099 Dear World
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Noda, Takayo
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

Collection of short poems about how a child sees the world and its inhabitants. Topics: world, bird, dawn, apples, turtle, car, ocean, snow, valentines, fish, sun, trees, tulips, stars. Follett RL 5.0.
Dear World KP  
B 102532B 102532 DeShawn Days
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: MEDINA, TONY
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

The author uses verse to introduce the world of an African American who lives in the projects. First-person poems reveal the hopes, fears, and dreams of this ten-year old inner city boy. AR level 4.2.Follett RL 3.1.
DeShawn Days KPI  
B 116653B 116653 Digger, Dozer, Dumper
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Vestergaard, Hope
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

A treasury of sixteen poems highlights the jobs and personalities of an assortment of vehicles from an ambulance to a snowplow. IL Pres-2.
Digger, Dozer, Dumper KP  
B 76011B 76011 Dinosaur Dances
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 40 Copyright: 1990

Whimsical poems featuring dinosaurs. GR level P IL 1-4.
Dinosaur Dances PI  
B 89245B 89245 Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Lee, Dennis
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

An illustrated collection of humorous poems on a variety of topics.
Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie) KPI  
B 101077B 101077 Dinosaurs Forever
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: WISE, WILLIAM
Length: 40 Copyright: 2000

A collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs. Follett RL 3.5.
Dinosaurs Forever KPI  
B 113035B 113035 Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 43 Copyright: 2009

Presents illustrated verse about various carnivorous and herbivorousdinosaurs, including the Iguanodon, Spinosaurus, and long-necked plesiosaurs. RC 3.2. Lexile NP. IL K-4.
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings KPI  
B 119499B 119499 Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 44 Copyright: 2011

An illustrated collection of silly poems about dinosaurs. Humorous poetry. I Can Read!, Level 2. AR 3.3 IL K-3.
Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems KP  
B 80105B 80105 Do Not Feed the Table
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lillegard, Dee
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

Short poems reveal the essence of appliances, furniture, and other essential things in the kitchen.
Do Not Feed the Table KP  
B 107582B 107582 Dogku
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Clements, Andrew
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Tells a story through haiku about a dog and the many things a dog named Mooch does, such as riding in a car, barking at the neighbors, and chewing on dirty socks. Follett RL 2.6.
Dogku KP  
DVD 2005DVD 2005 Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Seuss, Dr.
Length: 25 Copyright: 1974

Presents three of Dr. Seuss' short stories: The Sneetches; The Zax; Green Eggs and Ham. Animated, with songs.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose KPI  
V 3769V 3769 Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Grade Lvl: PI Author: SEUSS, DR.
Length: 25 Copyright: 1974

Presents three of Dr. Seuss' short stories: The Sneetches; The Zax; Green Eggs and Ham. Animated, with songs.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose PI  
B 79374B 79374 Dragons Are Singing Tonight
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 40 Copyright: 1993

A collection of poems about dragons. Illustrated by Peter Sis.
Dragons Are Singing Tonight PI  
B 103336B 103336 Earthshake: Poems from the Ground up
Grade Lvl: PI Author: PETERS, LISA
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

Presents 22 poems about geology. End notes provides information about the earth's surface and interior, types of rocks, and how volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion modify the landscape. Follett RL 3.2.
Earthshake: Poems from the Ground up PI  
B 70625B 70625 EASTER POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1985

Collection of poems on Easter themes.
EASTER POEMS PI  
B 116550B 116550 Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 37 Copyright: 2012

Presents a collection of math puzzles inspired by classic poems by Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, and other poets. Includes brief poet biographies. AR 5.4. IL 3-6.
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems PI  
B 122964B 122964 Eek! Halloween!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Boynton, Sandra
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

This is all treat and no tricks, a journey with nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween. Board Book.
Eek! Halloween! KP  
B 115270B 115270 Egret's Day
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Collects photographs (by Jason Stemple)of Great Egrets alongside Jane Yolen's lyrical poetry and information about the bird's behaviors and physical characteristics. Water birds. Waterfowl. Shorebirds. Herons Poetry. American poetry. AR 4.9 IL 3-6.
Egret's Day PI  
B 103493B 103493 ELEPHANT GAMES AND OTHER PLAYFUL POEMS TO PERFORM
Grade Lvl: PI Author: BAGERT, BROD
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

Presents a collection of twenty humorous poems for children, appropriate for performance or reading aloud.
ELEPHANT GAMES AND OTHER PLAYFUL POEMS TO PERFORM PI  
B 105280B 105280 Ellington Was Not a Street
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Shange, Ntozake
Length: 34 Copyright: 2004

Presents an illustrated poem in which Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood growing up in the company W.E.B. Du Bois, Dizzy Gillepsie, Paul Robeson, and other great African American men who were instrumental in changing American culture and society. 2005 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Illustrated by Nelson Kadir. Picture book for older readers. RC 3.3. IL 3-8.
Ellington Was Not a Street PIJ  
B 88255B 88255 Elympics
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kennedy, X.
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

Elephants compete in a variety of sports, such as diving, triathlon, hammer throw, and figure skating. AR 4.3. RC 2.2. Lexile NP. IL K-2.
Elympics KP  
B 112876B 112876 Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: George, Kristine
Length: 47 Copyright: 2011

A collection of poems in which Jess explores the joys and aggravations of being preschooler Emma's big sister. Sisters. Free verse. AR 3.3. IL K-4.
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems KPI  
B 73669B 73669 Eric Carle's Animals, Animals
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Carle, Eric
Length: 88 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems by a variety of authors describing the peculiarities of pets and wild and domestic animals. RC 3.8. IL K-5.
Eric Carle's Animals, Animals KPI  
B 76656B 76656 Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons & Other Creatues That Never Were
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Carle, Eric
Length: 68 Copyright: 1991

An illustrated collection of poems about dragons and other mythical creatures by a variety of authors. IL K-5.
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons & Other Creatues That Never Were KPI  
B 114337B 114337 Every Day's a Dog's Day: A Year in Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems for children by Marilyn Singer, depicting a year in the life of a dog. AR 3.2. IL Pres-2.
Every Day's a Dog's Day: A Year in Poems KP  
B 124286B 124286 Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 56 Copyright: 2018

A collection of original poems about New Year celebrations throughout the year and around the world. Includes an introduction about worldwide New Year celebrations plus a map, information about calendars, New Year greetings in many languages, additional factual information about the celebrations, and author's sources. Poetry collection. Around the world. Mulitcultural. Customs and traditions. IL 3-7.
Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World PIJ  
B 113765B 113765 Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 194 Copyright: 2011

Collection of more than 140 original poems (never-before published) and drawings by Shel Silverstein. Humorous poetry. IL 3-7.
Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings PIJ  
B 116357B 116357 Face Bug
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 35 Copyright: 2013

Collects poems about insects visiting a museum featuring close-up photographs of other bugs' faces. AR 4.1 IL 1-5.
Face Bug PI  
B 83808B 83808 Falling Up
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 176 Copyright: 1996

Collection of more than 150 poems which range from humorous to thought-provoking by the author of A Light In the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends. Follett RL 4.8. RC 3.5. GR level P. IL 3-7.
Falling Up PIJ  
KM 9331KM 9331 Family Book Big Book (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1987

Three titles of easy-to-read children's poetry: My Family, Your Family; My Family All Together; and My Family and Me. Contents: teacher's resource book, big book, and six little books of each of the three titles. From the series You and Me.
Family Book Big Book (2 Parts) KP  
B 106045B 106045 Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kennedy, Caroline
Length: 143 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of over one hundred poems from around the world drawn from her own family memories. IL 3-7.
Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children PIJ  
B 115638B 115638 Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!
Grade Lvl: P Author: O'Connor, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Fancy Nancy and her class learn about poetry and write their own poems to read on Family Day at school. AR 3.1 IL 1-3.
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! P  
B 110225B 110225 Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2007

Collection of 45 Mother Goose rhymes illustrated by Scott Gustafson.
Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose K  
B 111246B 111246 Fearless Fernie: Hanging Out With Fernie and Me
Grade Lvl: I Author: Soto, Gary
Length: 64 Copyright: 2002

An illustrated collection of poems about two best friends and the trials of the middle school years. AR 4.5. IL 4-6.
Fearless Fernie: Hanging Out With Fernie and Me I  
B 102016B 102016 Feg: Stupid (Ridiculous) Poems
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Hirsch, Robin
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Complete title: FEG: Stupid (Ridiculous) Poems For Intelligent Children. Collection of witty poems. Pairs two dozen easy-to-read poems with harder-to-read explanatory footnotes (historical and literary references, word derivations, definitions). Wordplay. Alliteration. Spoonerisms. Palindromes. Onomatopoeia. Puns. Sonnets. Haiku. Acrostics. Concrete poems. IL 5-11.
Feg: Stupid (Ridiculous) Poems IJS  
B 79410B 79410 Festival in My Heart: Poems by Japanese Children
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 120 Copyright: 1993

An illustrated collection of poetry written by Japanese elementary school children that provides a portrait of the Japanese culture.
Festival in My Heart: Poems by Japanese Children IJ  
B 76021B 76021 FINE FAT PIG: AND OTHER ANIMAL POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 27 Copyright: 1991

Collection of animal poems.
FINE FAT PIG: AND OTHER ANIMAL POEMS PI  
B 83872B 83872 Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Martin, Bill
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

In this version of the old rhyme the fire turns out to be the smoke from the candles of a birthday cake. AR 0.8. RC 1.7. Lexile 90.
Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire KP  
B 111584B 111584 Fireflies at Midnight
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

Presents poems based on the activities of various insects and animals at different times of the day, from robins at dawn to fireflies at midnight. AR 2.9. RC 2.7. Lexile NP. IL K-4.
Fireflies at Midnight KPI  
B 117726B 117726 Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 47 Copyright: 2014

Presents a collection of classic short poems about each season written by Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Charlotte Zolotow, and others. Selected by Paul B. Janeczko. AR 4.5. IL K-4.
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems KPI  
B 113210B 113210 First Food Fight This Fall
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 40 Copyright: 2008

A illustrated collection of children's poems about school related subjects that are written in the voices of the students, and covers spelling bees, sandwich trades, science fairs, and much more. AR 3.1. Lexile NP. IL K-5.
First Food Fight This Fall KPI  
B 112536B 112536 Five Little Monkeys
Grade Lvl: K Author: Avril, Lynne
Length: 16 Copyright: 2011

A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads. IL Pres-K.
Five Little Monkeys K  
B 88174B 88174 Flicker Flash
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Graham, Joan
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems celebrating light in its various forms, from candles and lamps to lightning and fireflies. Concrete poems. AR 4.4. RC 4.9. Lexile NP. IL 2-6.
Flicker Flash PI  
B 107716B 107716 Fold Me a Poem
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: George, Kristine
Length: 48 Copyright: 2005

A collection of poems about origami animals. AR 2.1. Follett RL 2.0.
Fold Me a Poem KPI  
B 116051B 116051 Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

A collection of poems in which characters from familiar tales relate their side of the story. Characters in literature Poetry. IL 3-6.
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems PI  
B 101075B 101075 Follower
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: THOMPSON, RICHARD
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

Picture book poem about a young witch who feels she's being followed home at night.
Follower KPI  
B 119503B 119503 Footprints on the Moon: Poems About Space
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2014

Contains 15 children's poetry about space selected by Mark Carthew. AR 4.1 IL K-3.
Footprints on the Moon: Poems About Space KP  
B 83563B 83563 For Laughing Out Louder: More Poems
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: More Poems To Tickle Your Funnybone. A collection of humorous poems by a variety of authors including John Ciardi, X.J. Kennedy, Eve Merriam, and William Jay Smith. Selected by Jack Prelutsky.
For Laughing Out Louder: More Poems P  
B 116200B 116200 Forest Has a Song
Grade Lvl: PI Author: VanDerwater, Amy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Presents poetry based on themes from the forest and what a young girl sees while she takes a walk among the trees, such as chickadees, fiddlehead ferns, a fossil, and owls. IL 1-4.
Forest Has a Song PI  
B 115259B 115259 Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 143 Copyright: 2012

A collection of more than 120 poems for children to learn, including selections from classic and contemporary poets, with tips and tricks from former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman on memorization and recitation. Contents: The Short of It (very short poems); One and All (poems about people); Beautiful Beasts (animal poems); Delicious Dishes (food); It's About Time; Happiness Is (joy); Weather and Seasons; Sad & Sorrowful; Strange & Mysterious (many take place at night); Poems from Storybooks; The Long of It (long poems that rhyme.) Illustrated by Michael Emberley. IL 3-6.
Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart PI  
B 108674B 108674 Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rex, Adam
Length: 40 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: And Other Stories You're Sure to Like, Because They're All About Monsters, and Some of Them Are Also About Food, You Like Food, Don't You? Well, All Right Then. Contains 20 humorous poems about the bad habits, anxieties, and other fears and foibles of monsters. Phantom of the Opera. Count Dracula. The Mummy; Yeti (Bigfoot). Dr. Jekyll. Zombie. The Dentist. Godzilla. AR 4.0. RC 3.8.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich PI  
B 122769B 122769 Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bryan, Ashley
Length: 56 Copyright: 2016

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, the author contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Profiles eleven slaves, property of the Fairchilds. Each person has two visual portraits, with each accompanied by a poem (on the opposite page). Each slave tells about the work he or she does on the land; the second reveals the dreams & yearnings of that slave. 2017 Newbery Honor Book & Coretta Scott King Honor Book- Illustrator. AR 4.6 Lexile 730 IL 3-6.
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by A PI  
B 121439B 121439 Fresh Delicious: Poems From the Farmers' Market
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Latham, Irene
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

An inspiring look at the fruits and vegetables around you written in a playful poetic form. Features 21 poems (including one on the back cover) and six healthy snack recipes. AR 3.5 IL Pres-2.
Fresh Delicious: Poems From the Farmers' Market KP  
B 123062B 123062 Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Schaub, Michelle
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

A collection of poems about a farmers' market. Picture book. IL Pres-3. AR 3.9.
Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market KP  
B 101456B 101456 Frogs Wore Red Suspenders
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 63 Copyright: 2002

A collection of rhyming poems, including "Red Horse, White Horse, Black Horse, Gray," "I'm a Little Brown Toad," and "Seven Snails and Seven Snakes." Many of the 28 poems play with American place names, from Tuscaloosa to Tucumcari.
Frogs Wore Red Suspenders KPI  
B 102535B 102535 FROM THE DOGHOUSE: POEMS TO CHEW ON
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: SKLANSKY, AMY
Length: 44 Copyright: 2002

A collection of dog poems, illustrated with beaded art.
FROM THE DOGHOUSE: POEMS TO CHEW ON KPI  
KM 12214KM 12214 Full Moon is Rising (Read-Along)
Grade Lvl: P Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Kit contains an audio CD read-along (read by a multi-cast) and book (c.2011 42 pages) with a collection of 17 free-verse poems by Marilyn Singer about events and beliefs involving the full moon. IL 1-3.
Full Moon is Rising (Read-Along) P  
B 96623B 96623 Fun With Choral Speaking
Grade Lvl: T Author: Anthony, Rose
Length: 138 Copyright: 1990

Contains a collection of poetry designed for choral speaking in the primary grades and instructions for using the material. K-3.
Fun With Choral Speaking T  
B 123289B 123289 Garvey's Choice
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 108 Copyright: 2016

Preferring science and reading to the sports his father wants him to play, Garvey comforts himself with food and endures bullying before joining the school chorus, where he learns how to accept himself and bond with his father. ILA 2017 pick. Iowa Children's Choice 2018-19 Nominee. Novel written in verse. IL 3-8. AR 3.6. RC 3.5. Lexile 620. GR T.
Garvey's Choice PIJ  
B 110283B 110283 Genie in the Jar
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Giovanni, Nikki
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

In this simple poem that celebrates creativity & community, a young African American girl is encouraged by her mother to "take a note and spin it around" and to "take the air and weave the sky around a Black loom". The girl is protected but inspired to seek indepen- dence. Follett RL 1.5.
Genie in the Jar KP  
B 108413B 108413 Giant Children
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Humorous poetry collection explores the nerve-wracking world of school-age children. AR 4.2. Follett RL 4.4. RC 3.2
Giant Children KPI  
B 110150B 110150 Give Yourself to the Rain:Poems for the Very Young
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Brown, Margaret Wise
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Collection of 24 poems for children. AR 3.9. Follett RL 3.7.
Give Yourself to the Rain:Poems for the Very Young KP  
B 115104B 115104 Go, Go, Grapes! : A Fruit Chant
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Rhyming text and colorful illustrations describe the tastes, scents, and appearance of different fruits. IL Pres-2.
Go, Go, Grapes! : A Fruit Chant KP  
B 108414B 108414 Gooch Machine: Poems for Children to Perform
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Collection of 19 humorous poems. AR 4.1. Follett RL 4.2.
Gooch Machine: Poems for Children to Perform KPI  
B 108472B 108472 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Schlitz, Laura
Length: 85 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: Voices From a Medieval Village. A collection of 19 short one-person plays featuring characters between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a 13th century English manor. Monologues. Also includes two dialogues. AR 5.6. Follett RL 5.9. RC 7.6. IL 5-8. 2008 Newbery Medal winner.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices IJ  
B 83124B 83124 Good Rhymes, Good Times
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Hopkins, Lee
Length: 31 Copyright: 1995

A collection of original poems ranging in topic from sounds in the city to the seasons to bedtime. Follett RL 3.0.
Good Rhymes, Good Times KPI  
B 107243B 107243 Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 33 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More. AR 3.8. Follett RL 4.6. IL 1-5.
Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping PI  
B 121396B 121396 Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Brown, Margaret Wise
Length: 30 Copyright: 2015

A collection of twelve lullabies featuring seasonal poems about nature and illustrations by contemporary, award-winning artists. End of book has profiles of the 12 illustrators. Pres-1.
Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons KP  
KM 12483KM 12483 Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons (Book & Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Brown, Margaret Wise
Length: 30 Copyright: 2015

A collection of twelve lullabies featuring seasonal poems about nature and illustrations by contemporary, award-winning artists. End of book has profiles of the 12 illustrators. Nature Songs and music. Kit contains book & audio CD of the poems set to music by the singer/songwriters Tom Proutt and Emily Gary. IL Pres-1.
Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons (Book & Audio CD) KP  
B 88802B 88802 Grassroots
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Sandburg, Carl
Length: 38 Copyright: 1998

Fourteen poems with Midwestern themes or settings. AR 4.6. RC 4.1. Lexile NP. IL 3-8.
Grassroots PIJ  
B 120594B 120594 Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young
Grade Lvl: K Author: Rosen, Michael
Length: 72 Copyright: 2015

A collection of poems for children by English writer Michael Rosen. IL Pres.
Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young K  
B 84486B 84486 Great Frog Race and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: George, Kristine
Length: 40 Copyright: 1997

A collection of poems about frogs and dragon flies, wind and rain, a visit to the tree farm, the garden hose, and other familiar parts of indoor and outdoor life. AR 3.8. RC 3.5. GR level P.
Great Frog Race and Other Poems KPI  
B 113220B 113220 Great Migration: Journey to the North
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Greenfield, Eloise
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Describes the journey of African Americans from their homes in the South to industrial cities in the North around the time of World WarI, and includes paintings that depict the migration. African Americans History Poetry. Coretta Scott King Honor Book (Author). AR 3.4. RC 4.5. Lexile 730. IL K-5.
Great Migration: Journey to the North KPI  
DVD 2004DVD 2004 Green Eggs and Ham
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Seuss, Dr.
Length: 9 Copyright: 1974

Cumulative rhyme about Sam I Am who tries to share his green eggs and ham with an unwilling aquaintance. A Dr. Seuss tale.
Green Eggs and Ham KPI  
B 113645B 113645 Green Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Peck, Jan
Length: 33 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time by Jan Peck and David Davis. A collection of illustrated nursery rhymes for children that encourage eco-friendly habits, including poems about shopping with cloth grocery bags, Hickety, Pickety--the cage-free hen--and related topics. AR 4.5. Lexile NP. IL K-4.
Green Mother Goose KPI  
V 12305V 12305 GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: SEUSS, DR.
Length: 25 Copyright: 1982

This Dr. Seuss story teaches that everyone has a heart, even the nasty Grinch.
GRINCH GRINCHES THE CAT IN THE HAT PIJ  
B 124494B 124494 Guacamole: un poema para cocinar (Cooking Poem)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Argueta, Jorge
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

A cooking poem with text in both Spanish and English, following a young chef as she puts on her apron and prepares a simple recipe while she sings and dances in her kitchen. Text in Spanish and English.;Translated from the Spanish. Bilingual. IL K-10.
Guacamole: un poema para cocinar (Cooking Poem) KP  
B 124827B 124827 Guess Who, Haiku!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Caswell, Deanna
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

A collection of haiku, each of which describes an animal and asks a question that rhymes with the answer on the following page. Poetry. Juvenile nonfiction. IL Pres-3.
Guess Who, Haiku! KP  
B 112865B 112865 Guyku: A Year of Haiku For Boys
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raczka, Bob
Length: 48 Copyright: 2010

A collection of haiku poetry for boys that features poems about tree-climbing, kite-flying, and other related topics. AR 2.6. IL 1.3.
Guyku: A Year of Haiku For Boys P  
V 3761V 3761 Halloween Is Grinch Night
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Seuss, Dr.
Length: 25 Copyright: 1977

Young Eucariah dares the Grinch to bring on his spooks, meanwhile saving the town of Whoville. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
Halloween Is Grinch Night PIJ  
B 74550B 74550 HALLOWEEN POEMS
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: LIVINGSTON, MYRA
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

Eighteen poems that celebrate the holiday of pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, etc.
HALLOWEEN POEMS KPI  
B 113077B 113077 Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Brown, Calef
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

A collection of poems celebrating Halloween, accompanied by acrylic illustrations featuring fanciful holdiay scenes. AR 3.9. RC 3.3. Lexile 690. IL 1-5.
Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness P  
B 87935B 87935 Happy Birthday to Me!: Funniest Birthday Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lansky, Bruce
Length: 27 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: Kids Pick the Funniest Birthday Poems. A collection of poems about birthdays, by such authors as Bruce Lansky, Dr. Seuss, and Leslie Danford Perkins. IL 3-6.
Happy Birthday to Me!: Funniest Birthday Poems PI  
B 73953B 73953 Heartland
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Siebert, Diane
Length: 30 Copyright: 1989

Evokes the land, animals, and people of the Middle West in poetic text and illustrations. Guided Reading level M. AR 5.3. RC 5.6.
Heartland PI  
B 108401B 108401 Here's a Little Poem: Very First Book of Poetry
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 108 Copyright: 2007

A collection of poems for children with the various themes of self, family, going outside, and when it is time for bed. Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. Follett RL 2.5.
Here's a Little Poem: Very First Book of Poetry KP  
B 110764B 110764 Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Perry, Andrea
Length: 31 Copyright: 2003

Short poems describe crazy, inventions, like footsie floss, an upside-down lens for bats, and a super spider spotter for Miss Muffet. AR 4.9. Follett RL 4.8. RC 3.7. Lexile NP.
Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe PI  
B 104761B 104761 Heroes and She-roes: Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Poems of Amazing and Everyday Heroes. 21 poems celebrate and chronicle the actions of real-life persons (and one dog) who have performed heroic acts in service of others. Courage. AR 6.4. Follett RL 5.9. IL 3-7.
Heroes and She-roes: Poems PIJ  
B 73292B 73292 Hey World, Here I Am!
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Little, Jean
Length: 89 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems and vignettes from the perspective of a girl named Kate Bloomfield, reflecting her views on friendship, school, family life, and the world. Canadian poetry. GR level S. AR 3.7. RC 5.1. Lexile 570. IL 4-8.
Hey World, Here I Am! IJS  
B 117701B 117701 Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Muth, Jon
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Presents a celebration of the four seasons that complements thematic scenes featuring the panda bear, Koo, with twenty-six haikus. Not restricted to the five-seven-five syllable pattern. AR 2.3 IL K-4.
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons KPI  
B 114370B 114370 His Shoes Were Far Too Tight
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lear, Edward / Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
Length: 34 Copyright: 2011

A collection of poems for children that explore the fantastic world of imagination. Book begins with an introduction by Daniel Pinkwater, with tongue-in-cheek biographical facts and a photograph of Lear. IL 3-6.
His Shoes Were Far Too Tight PI  
B 108415B 108415 Holiday Stew
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Whitehead, Jenny
Length: 64 Copyright: 2007

Collection of children's poems that celebrate the seasons and holidays such as Arbor Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Labor Day, Grandparents' Day, Columbus Day, Rosh Hashanah, Veteran's Day, Presidents' Day, 100th Day of School, Chinese New Year, etc.
Holiday Stew KPI  
B 113820B 113820 Hound Dog's Haiku and Other Poems for Dog Lovers
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rosen, Michael
Length: 46 Copyright: 2011

An illustrated haiku collection that explores the charming characteristics of dogs and provides facts about numerous dog breeds. Includes information about each breed. IL 2.5.
Hound Dog's Haiku and Other Poems for Dog Lovers PI  
B 75546B 75546 House That Jack Built
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Falconer, Elizabeth
Length: 24 Copyright: 1990

Rebus version of the cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house.
House That Jack Built KP  
B 119967B 119967 Hypnotize a Tiger : Poems About Just About Everything
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Brown, Calef
Length: 138 Copyright: 2015

A whimsical collection of nonsense poetry and art by author-illustrator Calef Brown. AR 4.8 RC 4.7 IL 2-6.
Hypnotize a Tiger : Poems About Just About Everything PI  
B 112352B 112352 I Didn't Do It
Grade Lvl: KP Author: MacLachlan, Patricia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

In a series of poems, excited puppies relate such new discoveries as the mailman comes every day and food tastes better eaten off a human's plate. IL Pres-3.
I Didn't Do It KP  
B 107715B 107715 I Heard It From Alice Zucchini: Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Havill, Juanita
Length: 29 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Poems About the Garden. Twenty poems depict a fairy who visits a garden and listens to the stories of the garden vegetables. AR 3.8. Follett RL 1.8.
I Heard It From Alice Zucchini: Poems KPI  
B 114564B 114564 I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Grady, Cynthia
Length: 33 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems that depict people and events throughout the history of slavery in the United States. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective. Each poem is accompanied by brief background information on slavery and on the quilt-block pattern that inspired it. AR 6.3 IL 5-10.
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery IJS  
B 122778B 122778 I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian P
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Explains how quatrains work with poems on subjects ranging from grandmothers to muzaloos. Cleary explains the rhyme schemes and gives examples of the most common types: AAAA, AABB, ABCB, AND ABAB. From the series Poetry Adventures. RC 3.4 GR Level P IL 2-5.
I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains PI  
KM 9429KM 9429 I'm a Poems Collection (BB)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1995

Encourages and integrates creativity, reading, writing, and illustrating poetry. For grades 1-4. Contents: teacher's manual, 15-minute video (Introducing the Poet To Your Class), display poster, display book, student book duplicating master, and four 11x17 duplicating masters.
I'm a Poems Collection (BB) PI  
B 123638B 123638 I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Harris, Chris
Length: 221 Copyright: 2017

An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts). Poetry collection. Humor. IL 2-6.
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Imm PI  
B 114076B 114076 I've Lost My Hippopotamus: More than 100 Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 143 Copyright: 2012

A collection of more than one hundred children's poems by Jack Prelutsky, accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. Humorous poetry. IL K-5.
I've Lost My Hippopotamus: More than 100 Poems KPI  
B 124793B 124793 If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian P
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

What is a haiku? It sounds like a sneeze. And isn't a lantern a light source? Actually, they are two types of ancient Japanese poetry. This book explains how each form works--and shows how these little poems can contain big surprises. A collection of thirty-five haiku and lantern poems and includes resources in the end papers to explore more. IL 1-4. RC 3.1. GR O.
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems PI  
B 117734B 117734 If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian P.
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A collection of thirty-five haiku and lantern poems. Defines both forms of Japanese poetry. From the series Poetry Adventures. GR level O IL 1-4.
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems PI  
B 105341B 105341 If Not for the Cat
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

Presents an illustrated collection of haiku-style poems about different animals. Follett RL 3.3.
If Not for the Cat KPI  
B 111525B 111525 If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Whipple, Laura
Length: 67 Copyright: 2002

Thirty-three poems bring to life the voices of the familiar and not-so-familiar characters from Cinderella, including Cinderella, her father, stepmother, and garden cat, as well as the rat, the prince, and the famous glass slipper. Multiple points of view/point of view. Story-in-verse. Follett RL 3.9. AR 3.6. RC 3.7. Lexile NP. IL 3-8.
If the Shoe Fits: Voices from Cinderella PIJ  
B 119205B 119205 If You Were a Chocolate Mustache: Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 159 Copyright: 2012

A collection of illustrated poems for children, discussing a range of topics from dragons to school, and featuring limericks, parodies, anagrams, haikus, and various other forms of poetry. Humorous poems. IL 3-7.
If You Were a Chocolate Mustache: Poems PIJ  
B 75999B 75999 If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Dakos, Kalli
Length: 60 Copyright: 1990

Collection of humorous poems about school. AR 4.9 RC 5.3 IL 2-5.
If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School PI  
B 108917B 108917 In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 63 Copyright: 2007

A collection of 28 humorous, children's poems. Many of the poems have a geographical theme and feature animal tourists exploring cities and landmarks. AR 4.4. Follett RL 3.6.
In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden KPI  
B 76029B 76029 In for Winter, Out for Spring
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Adoff, Arnold
Length: 48 Copyright: 1991

Collection of poems, told from the perspective of a young girl, celebrates family life through the yearly cycle of seasons. RC 3.7 IL K-3.
In for Winter, Out for Spring KP  
B 68714B 68714 In Spring
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Moncure, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 1985

Fourteen poems celebrate the flowers, singing birds, baby ducks, andother signs that spring has arrived. AR 2.9. Follett RL 1.6.
In Spring KP  
B 68715B 68715 In Summer
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Moncure, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 1985

A collection of poems celebrating the many pleasures of the summer season.
In Summer KP  
B 124246B 124246 In the Past
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Elliott, David
Length: 48 Copyright: 2018

Care to meet a dunkleosteus? An apatosaurus? How about the dragonflyesque meganaura? Chronically organized by epoch, this poetic introduction to the dinosaur world illuminates a host of creatures both novel and familiar, ranging from the mysterious trilobite to the famed Tyrannosaurus Rex. Dinosaur poetry. Includes back matter and timelines. IL Pres-3.
In the Past KP  
B 114269B 114269 In the Sea
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Elliott, David
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems for children featuring woodcut illustrations and rhyming text from David Elliot on the characteristics and behaviors of sea horses, sharks, urchins, whales, and other sea creatures. AR 2.5. IL K-4.
In the Sea KPI  
B 62452B 62452 IN THE WITCH'S KITCHEN: POEMS FOR HALLOWEEN
Grade Lvl: I Author: BREWTON, JOHN
Length: 87 Copyright: 1980

Every kind of Halloween symbol--ghosts, skeletons, witches, goblins, jack-o'-lanterns, and ghouls--is offered here in a brew of 46 verses for trick-or-treaters.
IN THE WITCH'S KITCHEN: POEMS FOR HALLOWEEN I  
B 79094B 79094 Inner Chimes: Poems on Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 1992

Collected poems which celebrate the creation and wonder of poetry. RC 5.5.
Inner Chimes: Poems on Poetry IJS  
B 88727B 88727 IT'S RAINING PIGS & NOODLES
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 160 Copyright: 2000

Collection of humorous poems. Drawings by James Stevenson.
IT'S RAINING PIGS & NOODLES PI  
B 67889B 67889 It's Snowing! It's Snowing!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 47 Copyright: 1984

A collection of more than a dozen poems that capture the excitement of winter.
It's Snowing! It's Snowing! PI  
KM 6960KM 6960 Johnny Appleseed
Grade Lvl: P Author: LINDBERGH, REEVE
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today. Contents: five copies of the book by Reeve Lindbergh and read-along cassette. Follett RL 4.1.
Johnny Appleseed P  
B 75291B 75291 JOHNNY APPLESEED
Grade Lvl: PI Author: LINDBERGH, REEVE
Length: 32 Copyright: 1990

Rhymed text and illustrations relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds made him a legend. Follett RL 4.1.
JOHNNY APPLESEED PI  
B 72853B 72853 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Fleischman, Paul
Length: 44 Copyright: 1988

Collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects. 1989 Newbery winner. GR level P. IL 3-7.
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices PIJ  
B 122036B 122036 Jumping Off Library Shelves
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Manning, Jane
Length: 30 Copyright: 2015

A collection of poems compiled by noted poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins, pay homage to the marvels of books and reading. Accompanied by illustrations, this collection celebrates the magic of libraries. IL 1-4.
Jumping Off Library Shelves PI  
B 89808B 89808 Just Around the Corner
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Stevenson, James
Length: 55 Copyright: 2001

A collection of short poems on a variety of topics, including Classroom, After the Store, and Tow Truck. IL 2-6.
Just Around the Corner PI  
B 90363B 90363 Kids' Poems: Teaching Kindergartners
Grade Lvl: T Author: Routman, Regie
Length: 80 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: Teaching Kindergartners to Love Writing Poetry. Discusses how kindergarten teachers can help their students appreciate poetry and give them the confidence to write their own poems.
Kids' Poems: Teaching Kindergartners T  
B 92940B 92940 Kids' Poems: Teaching Second Graders to Love Writing Poetry
Grade Lvl: T Author: Routman, Regie
Length: 80 Copyright: 2000

Presents an instructional plan educators may use to teach second graders how to write free-verse poetry; and includes a selection of student poems.
Kids' Poems: Teaching Second Graders to Love Writing Poetry T  
B 92941B 92941 Kids' Poems: Teaching Third & Fourth Graders to Love Writing Poetry
Grade Lvl: T Author: O'Day, Shannon
Length: 88 Copyright: 2000

Discusses how third and fourth grade teachers can help their students appreciate poetry and give them the confidence to write their own poems. Includes a selection of student poems.
Kids' Poems: Teaching Third & Fourth Graders to Love Writing Poetry T  
B 106375B 106375 Kingfisher Book of Family Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 223 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poetry that captures many aspects of family relationships and interactions. Follett RL 3.6.
Kingfisher Book of Family Poems PI  
B 106823B 106823 Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 180 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems arranged in such categories as poems that make you smile, send messages, or share feelings; poems that contains "Beats that repeat" or "word play;" and special kinds of poems such as limericks, songs, and haiku. Compiled by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy. AR 6.1. Follett RL 6.8.
Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry PIJ  
B 103596B 103596 Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wong, Janet
Length: 36 Copyright: 2003

A collection of 17 original poems about superstitions, including walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and knocking on wood. Includes notes about the superstitions. AR 4.6. Follett RL 5.0. IL 2-5.
Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions PI  
B 123273B 123273 Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Shovan, Laura
Length: 246 Copyright: 2016

A story told in verse from multiple perspectives of the graduating fifth grade class of Emerson Elementary. The kids join together to try to save their school from being torn down to make way for a supermarket.
Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary IJ  
KM 12066KM 12066 Leave Your Sleep: A Collection of Classic Children's Poetry Adapted to Music (Book & CD)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Merchant, Natalie
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

An illustrated collection of classic children's poetry (48 pages), accompanied by an audio CD (1 hr. 18 min.) featuring musical adaptations by Natalie Merchant. The 19 poem anthology has selections written by 19th- and 20th-century British & American poets from Ogden Nash and Edward Lear to Rachel Field and Jack Prelutsky. The end matter includes black-and-white photographs of the poets as well as music credits for the special-edition music CD with original songs (from the 2010 album) and a variety of musical styles. Not a read-along/sing-along. IL K-6.
Leave Your Sleep: A Collection of Classic Children's Poetry Adapted to Musi KPI  
B 100355B 100355 LEMONADE SUN AND OTHER SUMMER POEMS
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: DOTLICH, REBECCA
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

A collection of poems celebrating summer sights and sounds. Both rhyme and free verse poems. Follett RL 2.5.
LEMONADE SUN AND OTHER SUMMER POEMS KPI  
B 113312B 113312 Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single W
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Raczka, Bob
Length: 43 Copyright: 2011

A collection of poems based on a child's day-to-day experiences thatincludes a puzzle at the end of each poem. IL 3-7.
Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single W PIJ  
B 118309B 118309 Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Frank, John
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes. Incorporate larger themes of community, intergenerational relationships, young mentors, and care for the environment. IL 1-6.
Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving PI  
B 76023B 76023 Let's Celebrate Festival Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 112 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems that celebrate holidays around the world. IL 3-7.
Let's Celebrate Festival Poems PIJ  
B 119164B 119164 Let's Play!: Poems About Sports and Games From Around the World
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 53 Copyright: 2013

Collects thirty-seven poems celebrating such sports and games as football, baseball, judo, table tennis, netball, cycling, chess, and scrabble. Edited by Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D'Arcy. IL 2-6.
Let's Play!: Poems About Sports and Games From Around the World PI  
DVD 1542DVD 1542 Library of Classic Literature
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Contains a collection of classic literature. All works are in html or text format and will appear as a printed page (no audio files). Contents: 1. American Literature 352 assorted classic poems (such as Louisa May Alcott, Stephen Vincent Benet, Willa Cather, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edna Ferber, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorn, O. Henry, Helen Hunt Jackson, Sinclair Lewis, Lewis and Clark, Jack London, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Muir, Eugene O'Neil, Edgar Allan Poe, Upton Sinclair, Booth Tarkington, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman); 2. British Literature--over 4,000 works, more than 400 authors (such as the Bronte sisters, Sir Francis Bacon, Browning, Lord Byron, Chaucer, Coleridge, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, Gilbert and Sullivan, Thomas Hardy, John Milton, Sir Walter Scott, Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde, Wordsworth); 3. Children's Literature--Over 1,300 stories from more than 200 authors (such as Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, James Matthew Barrie, L. Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, Brothers Grimm, Rudyard Kipling, Edward Lear, Beatrix Potter, Jules Verne, Jean Webster); 4. Mystery Corner--169 stories of mystery, murder and mayhem; 5. Poetry Corner--352 assorted classic poems; 6. Selected Short Stories--more than 500 stories; and 7. Masters' Collection--William Shakespeare--40 plays, poems, stories; Edgar Allan Poe--73 stories/49 poems; Charles Dickens--56 stories; Nathaniel Hawthorne--112 stories; Mark Twain--205 Stories, letters, speeches; and The Sherlock Holmes Collection--65 stories. One-week loan period.
Library of Classic Literature JST  
B 104048B 104048 Little Dog Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: George, Kristine
Length: 40 Copyright: 1999

Short poems present a day in the life of a little dog and its owner. AR 2.4. Follett RL 4.2. RC 2.4. Lexile 440. GR level L.
Little Dog Poems KP  
B 118383B 118383 Little Miss Muffet
Grade Lvl: K Author: Trapani, Iza
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

In this expanded version of the traditional nursery rhyme, Miss Muffet has more than just one fright as the reader discovers directorial and prepositional phrases. Positional & directional words. IL Pres-K.
Little Miss Muffet K  
B 117635B 117635 Little Poems for Tiny Ears
Grade Lvl: K Author: Oliver, Lin
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A collection of original poems celebrates everyday sources of wonder and discovery in a toddler's world and features engaging images of little ones banging pots and pans, splashing in the bath, and cuddling at bedtime. Illustrated by Tomie dePaola. IL Pres.
Little Poems for Tiny Ears K  
B 89911B 89911 Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 48 Copyright: 2001

A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake. AR level 2.8. Follett RL 3.9.
Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs PI  
KM 11483KM 11483 Looking Like Me
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner. Contents: picture book written by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by his son Christopher Myers and a read-along audio CD (approximately 8 minutes). AR 2.6. RC 4.2. IL 1-5.
Looking Like Me PI  
DVD 2006DVD 2006 Lorax
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Seuss, Dr.
Length: 25 Copyright: 1972

Dr. Seuss' story of what happened to the land of the Truffula Trees when Once-ler discovers it and decides to cut down the trees to manufacture thneeds--things that everyone needs. The Lorax speaks for nature's voiceless.
Lorax KPI  
B 104037B 104037 Love Songs of the Little Bear
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Brown, Margaret Wise
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

Four poems take a little bear through the seasons of the year. For ages 3-6. Follett RL 2.1. RC 1.9. GR level H.
Love Songs of the Little Bear KP  
B 111512B 111512 Love to Langston
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Medina, Tony
Length: 36 Copyright: 2002

A series of poems written from the point of view of the poet Langston Hughes, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life. Follett RL 4.4. AR 4.5. RC 3.7 Lexile NP.
Love to Langston PI  
B 102973B 102973 LUNCH BOX MAIL AND OTHER POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: WHITEHEAD, JENNY
Length: 48 Copyright: 2001

Poems about school and other topics, such as haircuts, food,and going to bed at night.
LUNCH BOX MAIL AND OTHER POEMS PI  
B 83564B 83564 Lunch Money and Other Poems About School
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Shields, Carol Diggory
Length: 48 Copyright: 1995

A collection of twenty-four humorous poems about school, including such titles as "Math My Way," "Clock-watching," and "School Daze Rap." AR 3.5. RC 2.8.
Lunch Money and Other Poems About School PI  
KM 12170KM 12170 Mailbox Magazine Kindergarten 2013-2014
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Contains issues of the Kindergarten edition of Mailbox Magazine August/September 2013 to April/May 2014. Two-week loan period.
Mailbox Magazine Kindergarten 2013-2014 T  
B 119951B 119951 Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Rosen, Michael
Length: 56 Copyright: 2015

An illustrated collection of haiku in which the author describes the characteristics of twenty popular cat breeds. Includes facts about each of the twenty breeds at the end of the book. IL 2-5.
Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers PI  
B 76000B 76000 MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND: POEMS--AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: VAN WRIGHT, CORNELIUS
Length: 108 Copyright: 1991

Collection of poetry by Black poets such as Lucille Clifton, Cullen, Nikki Giovanni, Eloise Greenfield, Langston Hughes.
MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND: POEMS--AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETS PI  
B 113481B 113481 Mary and Her Little Lamb
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Moses, Will
Length: 36 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: The True Story of The Famous Nursery Rhyme. In 1810s Massachusetts, young Mary Elizabeth Sawyer nurses a sickly lamb backto health and becomes the subject of a famous nursery rhyme. Includes facts about the real Mary, John Poulstone who wrote the rhyme, and Lowell Mason who set it to music. Illustrated by Will Moses (great-grandson of Grandma Moses) AR 4.2. RC 5.6. Lexile 970. IL K-4.
Mary and Her Little Lamb KPI  
B 67958B 67958 Mary Had a Little Lamb
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hale, Sarah
Length: 31 Copyright: 1984

Nursery rhyme about the school going lamb. Illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
Mary Had a Little Lamb KP  
B 110906B 110906 Mary Had a Little Lamb
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hale, Sarah
Length: 26 Copyright: 2004

An illustrated retelling of the story of a kind little girl who inspires love and loyalty in her pet lamb. Board book illustrated by Tomie dePaola. AR 1.5. Lexile 440.
Mary Had a Little Lamb KP  
B 112551B 112551 Mary Had a Little Lamb
Grade Lvl: K Author: Hale, Sarah
Length: 22 Copyright: 2011

Nursery rhyme about a young girl whose lamb follows her to school. Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. IL Pres-K.
Mary Had a Little Lamb K  
B 103235B 103235 MATHEMATICKLES!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: FRANCO, BETSY
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poems written in the form of mathematical problems and grouped according to seasonal themes. Visual poetry.
MATHEMATICKLES! PI  
B 107771B 107771 Me I Am!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 26 Copyright: 2007

Poem celebrates individuality. Individualism. Personal uniqueness. Follett RL 2.8.
Me I Am! KP  
B 114268B 114268 Meal of the Stars : Poems Up and Down
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Jensen, Dana
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems related to the concepts of up and down. Poems are printed vertically- one word per line. Ten of the 15 poems are meant to be read from bottom to top. IL K-4
Meal of the Stars : Poems Up and Down KPI  
V 4231V 4231 MEET JACK PRELUTSKY
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 1992

Poet Jack Prelutsky performs such poems as "Willy Ate a Worm Today",reminisces about his childhood and tells how he writes nonsense verse.
MEET JACK PRELUTSKY PI  
B 115456B 115456 Meow Ruff
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of brief, illustrated poems (concrete poetry) that tells the story of a dog who slips out of his house and meets a white cat left alone on the street and together they share adventures. Dogs Poetry. Cats Poetry. Friendship Poetry. IL 1-4.
Meow Ruff PI  
B 115943B 115943 Mirror Mirror? A Book of Reversible Verse
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. Characters in literature Poetry. RC 3.2 Lexile NP IL 2-6.
Mirror Mirror? A Book of Reversible Verse PI  
B 124038B 124038 Missile Toe: A Very Confused Christmas
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Scillian, Devin
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

Christmas can be a very confusing holiday. Just what are sugarplums anyway?! This collection of silly poems show classic Christmas carols and traditions reimagined through the eyes of a very confused kid. With illustrations from the hysterical Marty Kelley, this is a perfect pick for a holiday full of belly laughs. Poetry. Humorous stories. IL Pres-3. Lexile 580.
Missile Toe: A Very Confused Christmas KP  
B 109937B 109937 Monarch's Progress: Poems with Wings
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Harley, Avis
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

Presents eighteen poems in such forms as haiku, sonnet, and cinquain that explore the life cycle, migration, history, and beauty of monarch butterflies, and includes a fact section. Canadian poetry. Follett RL 5.4.
Monarch's Progress: Poems with Wings PI  
KM 5857KM 5857 Monday's Troll
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Contains 25 copies of the book of humorous poems by Jack Prelutsky AR 6.0. Follett RL 6.8. RC 3.0. Lexile NP. IL 3-6. AR 6.0. RC 3.0 Follett RL 6.8. Lexile NP. IL 3-6.
Monday's Troll PI  
B 83517B 83517 Monster Motel
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

A collection of poems introducing the monstrous dwellers of the horribly horrid Monster Motel. Follett RL 4.8. RC 3.9. GR level P.
Monster Motel KP  
B 109810B 109810 Moon
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Length: 35 Copyright: 2006

Illustrations portray a father and his child going fishing against abackground of Stevenson's poem about nightly happenings in the lightof the moon. Follett RL 1.8.
Moon KP  
B 80506B 80506 MOON FOR SEASONS
Grade Lvl: PI Author: TURNER, ANN
Length: 40 Copyright: 1994

A collection of short poems that reflect nature in each season.
MOON FOR SEASONS PI  
B 103433B 103433 MOON IN THE MAN
Grade Lvl: KP Author: HONEY, ELIZABETH
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Collection of humorous poems (rhymes and fingerplays) written by Australian poet Elizabeth Honey. Follett RL 4.3.
MOON IN THE MAN KP  
B 103353B 103353 MOON, HAVE YOU MET MY MOTHER?
Grade Lvl: PI Author: KUSKIN, KARLA
Length: 322 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: The Collected Poems Of Karla Kuskin.
MOON, HAVE YOU MET MY MOTHER? PI  
B 104033B 104033 Mother Goose Remembers
Grade Lvl: K Author: Beaton, Clare
Length: 64 Copyright: 2000

Find Mother Goose's feathers which lead the reader through each page of rhymes in a topsy-turvy nursery world. Follett RL 3.2.
Mother Goose Remembers K  
B 108505B 108505 Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Dillon, Leo
Length: 50 Copyright: 2007

Presents an illustrated collection of 24 counting rhymes, from "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" to "Wash the Dishes, Wipe the Dishes." AR 3.7. Follett RL 2.2.
Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose KP  
B 77441B 77441 Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Stryker, Sandy
Length: 32 Copyright: 1990

Collection of rhymes concerning nature and saving the earth.
Mother Nature Nursery Rhymes KPI  
B 110425B 110425 My Dog May Be A Genius: Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 159 Copyright: 2008

A collection of poems by children's poet laureate Jack Prelutsky that celebrate the joys of childhood and the wackier side of life. Follett RL 3.2.
My Dog May Be A Genius: Poems PI  
B 104034B 104034 My First Nursery Rhymes
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 1999

Collection of ten traditional nursery rhymes. Illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
My First Nursery Rhymes K  
B 115279B 115279 My First Oxford Book of Nonsense Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 93 Copyright: 2002

An illustrated collection of nonsense verse, featuring selections from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Spike Milligan, and others. Compiled by John Foster. IL 3-7.
My First Oxford Book of Nonsense Poems PIJ  
B 118382B 118382 My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts
Grade Lvl: K Author: McPhail, David
Length: 96 Copyright: 2013

An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes and songs, interspersed with concept pages on such themes as "going places" and "colors and shapes". IL Pres-K.
My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts K  
B 113022B 113022 My People
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hughes, Langston
Length: 36 Copyright: 2009

Sepia toned photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "My People" and celebrate the glory, beauty, and soul of the African-American community. Coretta Scott King 2010 Illustrator Award Winner. IL K-3.
My People KP  
B 113896B 113896 Nasty Bugs: Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Contains sixteen children's poems involving bugs, and includes factsabout the featured creatures. IL 1-4.
Nasty Bugs: Poems PI  
B 116070B 116070 National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 183 Copyright: 2012

Subtitle: With Favorites from Robert Frost, Jack Prelutsky, Emily Dickinson, and More : 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! Full-color photographs accompany two hundred poems about animals. Follett RL 3.1 IL 1-5.
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry PI  
B 122336B 122336 National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 192 Copyright: 2015

Presents a lyrical celebration of the natural world that combines majestic photography with contemporary and classic nature poems by both classic (Frost, Dickinson, Millay, Yeats) & contemporary poets (Grimes, Sidman, Yolen). Compiled by J. Patrick Lewis. IL K-5.
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photogr KPI  
B 104306B 104306 Neighborhood Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 63 Copyright: 2004

A collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, illustrated with photographs in a city setting. Illustrated by Nina Crews. AR 3.8. Follett RL 3.7. RC 1.8.
Neighborhood Mother Goose K  
B 78154B 78154 Neighborhood Odes: Hispanic Poetry
Grade Lvl: I Author: Soto, Gary
Length: 80 Copyright: 1992

Twenty-one poems about growing up in an Hispanic neighborhood, highlighting the delights in such everyday items as sprinklers, the park, the library, and pomegranates. AR 4.9. RC 5.3. Lexile NP. IL 4-6.
Neighborhood Odes: Hispanic Poetry I  
B 74791B 74791 New Kid on the Block
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 160 Copyright: 1984

Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloppers. RC 3.7. IL 3-6.
New Kid on the Block PI  
KM 11633KM 11633 Night Before Christmas
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Moore, Clement
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

Moore's classic Christmas poem illustrated by Jan Brett. Book is accompanied by a DVD (c. 2011) with narration by Jim Dale and music performed by The Boston Pops Orchestra. Jan Brett includes an author's note on the DVD. One-week loan period.
Night Before Christmas KP  
B 123042B 123042 Night Before Christmas
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Moore, Clement Clark
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

An illustrated rendition of Clement C. Moore's traditional Christmas poem. IL K-3.
Night Before Christmas KP  
B 110220B 110220 Night's Nice
Grade Lvl: K Author: Emberley, Barbara
Length: 26 Copyright: 2008

Describes the beauty of nighttime. Night poetry. Bedtime poetry. Follett RL 2.9.
Night's Nice K  
B 115582B 115582 Noisy Poems for a Busy Day
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Heidbreder, Robert
Length: 38 Copyright: 2012

Short poems encourage reading throughout the day and include entries inspired by big and small adventures in a child's world. Day Poetry. Canadian poet. IL Pres-2.
Noisy Poems for a Busy Day KP  
B 105753B 105753 Nonsense!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lear, Edward
Length: 34 Copyright: 2004

Collection of 15 nonsense limericks with mixed-media illustrations by Valorie Fisher. Concludes with a biographical note on author Edward Lear. AR 4.2.
Nonsense! PI  
B 106591B 106591 Number Rhymes to Say and Play!
Grade Lvl: K Author: Dunn, Opal
Length: 29 Copyright: 2005

Presents 18 nursery rhymes featuring numbers and instructions for related gestures and games designed to entertain and educate. Follett RL 2.1.
Number Rhymes to Say and Play! K  
B 123020B 123020 Nursery Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cousins, Lucy
Length: 18 Copyright: 2014

A collection of nursery rhymes for the young reader. Board book. IL Pres-1.
Nursery Rhymes KP  
B 119158B 119158 Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian P.
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A collection of concrete poems for children. From the series Poetry Adventures. IL 1-5.
Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems PI  
B 104329B 104329 Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? and Other Disasters
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hopkins, Lee
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

Collection of poetry about childhood embarrassments. AR 3.1. Follett RL 1.7. IL 1-4.
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? and Other Disasters PI  
B 103677B 103677 Old Mother Hubbard
Grade Lvl: K Author: CABRERA, JANE
Length: 28 Copyright: 2001

Light-hearted illustrations accompany this version of the familiar nursery rhyme about an old woman and her playful dog.
Old Mother Hubbard K  
B 107745B 107745 Omnibeasts: Animal Poems and Paintings
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 95 Copyright: 2004

Illustrated collection of 44 short rhyming poems about animals (compilation of Florian's poems from 1994-2003). Follett RL 2.3. RC 3.5. IL 1-6.
Omnibeasts: Animal Poems and Paintings PI  
B 119428B 119428 On the Wing
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Elliott, David
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A lyrical tribute to fifteen avian species for young birders examines the striking characteristics and behaviors of subjects ranging from the crow and the hummingbird to the horned owl and the bald eagle. Birds- Poetry. AR 3.0 IL K-4.
On the Wing KPI  
B 108044B 108044 Once I Ate a Pie
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: MacLachlan, Patricia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

A collection of fourteen poetic examples of a dog's life from the perspective of the animals. AR 1.9. Follett RL 1.4.
Once I Ate a Pie KPI  
B 113391B 113391 One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 30 Copyright: 2010

An illustrated collection of poems by various authors that describesthe different types of rainy days. Includes 20 short poems (5 for each season). Compiled by Rita Gray. IL 2-6.
One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days PI  
B 88227B 88227 One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 192 Copyright: 1999

Collection of British poetry with thematic arrangement (mystery, animals, childhood, people, scenes, war, love) by nearly 150 poets. IL 6-10.
One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children IJS  
B 122329B 122329 One Today: The Inaugural Poem for President Barack Obama
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Blanco, Richard
Length: 40 Copyright: 2015

Presents an illustrated version of the poem written by Richard Blanco for President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony. Illustrations by Dav Pilkey follow two children and a cat through their day. Celebrates a nation where the extraordinary happens every day. AR 5.4 GR level S IL K-4.
One Today: The Inaugural Poem for President Barack Obama KPI  
B 123007B 123007 One, Two, Three, Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Wells, Rosemary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

A collection of classic nursery rhymes for little ones. Board book. IL Pres-K.
One, Two, Three, Mother Goose KP  
B 108915B 108915 Oodles of Animals
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ehlert, Lois
Length: 52 Copyright: 2008

Short, easy-to-read rhymes reveal what is unique about various animals, from ape to wolf. Cut-paper illustrations use nine shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, circle, diamond, half circle, oval, heart, and teardrop.
Oodles of Animals KP  
B 113002B 113002 Oops!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Katz, Alan
Length: 132 Copyright: 2008

Collection of 100 silly poems. Humorous poetry. Wordplay. Puns. Parodies. AR 3.8. IL 2-5.
Oops! PI  
B 110104B 110104 Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Agee, Jon
Length: 47 Copyright: 2009

Presents a humorous collection of tricky tongue twisters. Wordplay.
Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue PI  
B 119688B 119688 Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Engle, Margarita
Length: 40 Copyright: 2015

All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon--all except one. Written in a series of linked poems in the tanka style. Engle also includes a note describing tanka poetry, an ancient Japanese format; the modern form is unrhymed and consists of five lines (short, long, short, long, long) of linked poems. Waka (which includes tanka) was a general term for poetry composed in Japanese & refers to poetry in a 5-7-5-7-7 metre. IL Pres-2.
Orangutanka: A Story in Poems KP  
B 113223B 113223 Other Goose
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Seibold, J. Otto
Length: 77 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Re-Nurseried, Re-Rhymed, Re-Mothered, and Re-Goosed. Contains more than thirty illustrated nursery rhymes featuring classic Mother Goose characters with a modern twist, such as Hey Diddle Fiddle, Jack and Jill (and Bill), and Jack Splat. AR 3.4. IL 1-5.
Other Goose PI  
B 122015B 122015 Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lin, Grace
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

An introduction to the science of food, the food groups and the qualities of a healthy meal, answers basic questions in a sequence of haiku poems and Q & A entries. AR 4.9 Lexile 860 IL 1-4.
Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems PI  
B 115274B 115274 Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sklansky, Amy E
Length: 34 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems and facts about space, accompanied by color paintings. Outer space Poetry. Outstanding Science Trade Book - 2013. AR 6.2 IL 3-5.
Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space PI  
B 101029B 101029 Outside The Lines: Poetry At Play
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Burg, Brad
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Contains 22 poems about youthful play. Visual poetry. Concrete poetry. AR 2.5. IL 1-4.
Outside The Lines: Poetry At Play PI  
B 114270B 114270 Outside Your Window : A First Book of Nature
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Davies, Nicola
Length: 107 Copyright: 2012

An illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of children as they encounter nature for the first time. IL Pres-4.
Outside Your Window : A First Book of Nature KPI  
B 104191B 104191 Over in the Meadow: A Counting Rhyme
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Wadsworth, Olive
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

A variety of meadow animals pursuing their daily activities introduce the numbers one through ten. AR 2.5. Follett RL 2.0.
Over in the Meadow: A Counting Rhyme KP  
B 119660B 119660 Over the River and Through the Wood
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Child, Lydia Maria
Length: 26 Copyright: 1993

Scenes from rural New England illustrate this familiar poem, that became a well-known song, about a Thanksgiving Day visit to Grandmother's house. Presents the six best-known verses of Child's holiday poem. A note about the poem's origin is on the copyright page, and sheet music appears on the back endpapers. Illustrated with woodcuts by Christopher Manson. Thanksgiving Day Poetry. IL Pres-2.
Over the River and Through the Wood KP  
B 76361B 76361 Owl and the Pussycat
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lear, Edward / Brett, Jan
Length: 32 Copyright: 1991

After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married. Illustrator is Jan Brett. AR and RC 2.5. Follett RL 3.5. Lexile 230. IL Pres-3.
Owl and the Pussycat KP  
B 101507B 101507 Owl and the Pussycat
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lear, Edward
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

James Marshall's version of the nonsense poem by Edward Lear. AR 2.5.
Owl and the Pussycat KP  
B 76004B 76004 Oxford Book of Story Poems
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harrison, Michael
Length: 176 Copyright: 1990

Anthology of British and American poetry. IL 5-8.
Oxford Book of Story Poems IJ  
B 88784B 88784 OXFORD ILLUSTRATED BOOK/AMERICAN CHILDREN'S POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 1999

An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to comtemporary poems. Edited by Donald Hall.
OXFORD ILLUSTRATED BOOK/AMERICAN CHILDREN'S POEMS PI  
B 73307B 73307 PAUL REVERE'S RIDE
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Longfellow, Henry
Length: 45 Copyright: 1985

Retelling of the poem about Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775.
PAUL REVERE'S RIDE PI  
B 112775B 112775 Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hines, Anna
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

A collection of poems that explores different forms of peace, illustrated with handmade quilts. IL 1-5.
Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace PI  
B 104877B 104877 Peacock and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Worth, Valerie
Length: 40 Copyright: 2002

Collection of poems by Valerie Worth. RC 4.1. Follett RL 3.6. GR level P. IL 2-6.
Peacock and Other Poems PI  
B 82460B 82460 Peculiar Zoo
Grade Lvl: P Author: Polisar, Barry
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

Picture book contains humorous illustrations of 16 lesser-known animals such as the okapi, manatee, and solenodon, and poems describing the unique characteristics of each creature. Follett RL 4.1.
Peculiar Zoo P  
B 107436B 107436 Pet for Me: Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hopkins, Lee
Length: 48 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poems celebrating the joys of having a pet. An I Can Read book, Level 3. AR 3.7. Follett RL 3.8.
Pet for Me: Poems KP  
B 116446B 116446 Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Wheeler, Lisa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

The child of two scientists sets out to do research into what sort of an animal would make the best pet and reaches a surprising conclusion. She catalogs the pros and pitfalls of potential pet ownership in this assortment of zany poems. AR 3.4 IL K-4.
Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses KPI  
B 109930B 109930 Pio Peep!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 64 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Rimas Tradicionales en Espanol=Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. A collection of more than two dozen Spanish nursery rhymes (from Mexico, Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries) with English translations. Bilingual text.
Pio Peep! KP  
B 104174B 104174 Playtime Rhymes for Little People
Grade Lvl: K Author: Beaton, Clare
Length: 64 Copyright: 2001

Nursery rhymes with instructions for accompanying body movements. Counting-out rhymes. Follett RL 3.8.
Playtime Rhymes for Little People K  
B 104557B 104557 Pocket Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2004

Collection of short poems selected by Bobbi Katz. Follett RL 3.4.
Pocket Poems KP  
B 80731B 80731 Pocketful of Nonsense
Grade Lvl: P Author: Marshall, James
Length: 28 Copyright: 1992

Old favorites and original works by Marshall make up this collection of humorous rhymes, limericks, and poems. AR 3.5. Follett RL 2.9.
Pocketful of Nonsense P  
B 104154B 104154 Pocketful of Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 30 Copyright: 2001

Poems and haiku verses provide glimpses of life in the city. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe with collages of cut paper and found objects. GR level N. Follett RL 2.7. RC 3.4. Lexile 390.
Pocketful of Poems KPI  
KM 10282KM 10282 Poem a Day/Naming the World
Grade Lvl: T Author: Atwell, Nancie
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Contains two books and DVD. Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons is a collection of more than 200 poems, accompanied by five-ten minute lessons for grades 6-9. A Poem a Day: A Guide to Naming the World explains how the author, Nancie Atwell, integrates poetry into her curriculum. The DVD shows her teaching seven poetry lessons and students talking with her about the poems. Two-week loan period.
Poem a Day/Naming the World T  
B 117786B 117786 Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 154 Copyright: 2014

An illustrated collection of silly nonsense poems about topics kids care about: talents, avoiding homework, friends and more. IL 3-6.
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles PI  
B 76034B 76034 Poem for a Pickle: Funnybone Verses
Grade Lvl: P Author: Merriam, Eve
Length: 40 Copyright: 1989

Collection of whimsical poems about such things as an electrical blackout, an ice cream fountain mountain and a cat's eyes in the dark.
Poem for a Pickle: Funnybone Verses P  
B 95244B 95244 Poem for Every Day! (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Moger, Susan
Length: 128 Copyright: 2006

Contains 180 works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, and Elinor Wylie that can be used to teach poetic forms and figurative language in grades three through five, and provides vocabulary definitions and an activity suggestion with each poem. Poetry Study and teaching. Children's poetry. Creative activities.
Poem for Every Day! (Grades 3-5) T  
B 122754B 122754 Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Pinkney, Andrea
Length: 52 Copyright: 2016

A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats (Jacob Ezra Katz), creator of The Snowy Day. AR 3.8 Lexile 620 IL 2-5.
Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy PI  
B 115262B 115262 Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 30 Copyright: 2012

A collection of baseball poems by Douglas Florian, including selections that depict a "mean-armed pitcher," a "daisy-picking right fielder," and related topics. The 15 verses (the 16th is on the back cover)vary in length from eight to 16 lines. Each verse focuses on one element of the game. AR 2.1 IL 1-6.
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings PI  
B 117725B 117725 Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 37 Copyright: 2014

Presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car." Automobiles- Poetry. IL K-4.
Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems KPI  
B 123318B 123318 Poems for the Seasons
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Jenkins, Ellie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2018

A collection of nineteen poems about the seasons. Children's poetry. IL K-3. GR L.
Poems for the Seasons KP  
B 113826B 113826 Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Katz, Alan
Length: 153 Copyright: 2011

A collection of silly poems for children by Alan Katz, accompanied by illustrations from Edward Koren. Humorous poetry. IL 2-5.
Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking PI  
B 119968B 119968 Poems in the Attic
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 42 Copyright: 2015

A young girl learns much about her mother as she reads a collection of poems written before she was born that capture her mother's memories of living around the world and growing up as a child of an Air Force service person. Using free verse for the young girl's poems and tanka for her mother's, poet Nikki Grimes creates an intergenerational story that speaks to every child's need to hold onto special memories of home. AR 3.9 RC 3.9 IL 1-5.
Poems in the Attic PI  
B 116205B 116205 Poems to Learn by Heart
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Kennedy, Caroline
Length: 191 Copyright: 2013

Presents a collection of poems picked for their portrayal of both important emotions and events as well as the little things of life. Poems are divided into topics like nature, friendship, family, monsters, sports, school, war, and fairies. Anthology for a wide-ranging audience. IL 1-9.
Poems to Learn by Heart PIJ  
KM 13073KM 13073 Poet's Workshop (8 Books)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Read, Recite, and Write Series that invites young readers to explore the world of imagery, exciting language, patterns, and form. With helpful exercises and inspiring examples, each title in this informative series helps students understand poetry and write their own poems. Titles in kit include: cinquains, concrete poems, free verse poems, haiku, limericks, list poems, narrative poems, and nursery rhymes. Set of 8 books. Series nonfiction: Poet's Workshop. IL 2-6.
Poet's Workshop (8 Books) PI  
B 113212B 113212 Poetrees
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

A collection of poetry and colorful drawings by American artist Douglas Florian in which he explores the world of trees in a humorous and whimsical manner. Puns. Concludes with factual information (in the "Glossatree") on each of the 13 trees. Outstanding Science Trade Book - 2011. IL K-5.
Poetrees KPI  
B 102744B 102744 POETRY BY HEART: CHILD'S BOOK OF POEMS TO REMEMBER
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 124 Copyright: 2001

Collection of poetry suitable for memorization by children. Featurespoems by Edward Lear, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Roald Dahl, Walter de la Mare, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many others. Compiled by Liz Attenborough.
POETRY BY HEART: CHILD'S BOOK OF POEMS TO REMEMBER KPI  
B 94151B 94151 Poetry in Literature for Youth
Grade Lvl: T Author: Leeper, Angela
Length: 303 Copyright: 2006

Offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students advice on incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum, with descriptions of books and other resoruces that can be used in the K-12 classroom. Provides more than 900 entries that describe collections, anthologies, performance poetry, poet biographies, and more. From the series Literature for Youth, No. 8.
Poetry in Literature for Youth T  
B 108577B 108577 Polar Bear, Arctic Hare: Poems of the Frozen North
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Spinelli, Eileen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Collection of illustrated poems that reflect the environment and habitat of the Arctic regions. Includes poems about the Arctic Tern, wolf, caribou, lemmings, gull, beluga whale, killer whale, musk-ox, narwhal, weasel, ptarmigan, seals, Peregrine falcon, snow bunting, snow flea, snowy owl, walrus, arctic plants and insects.
Polar Bear, Arctic Hare: Poems of the Frozen North KPI  
B 114711B 114711 President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Katz, Susan
Length: 64 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems that present miscellaneous facts about individuals who served as president of the United States throughout history. AR 6.6 RC 7.6 Lexile 1070 IL 2-5
President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents PI  
B 120007B 120007 Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Raczka, Bob
Length: 44 Copyright: 2015

A book of poetry about the presidents written in clerihews. The clerihew is a simple poetic form (four-lines) specifically invented to make fun of famous people. Has forty-three poems (with a regular meter), teasing the commander-in-chief. An appendix provides brief back stories to the historical tidbits inspiring each poem. AR 5.1 IL 3-6.
Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge PI  
B 119194B 119194 Pucks, Clubs, and Baseball Gloves: Reading and Writing Sports Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Introduces basic poetry forms and terms through the use of original sports-themed poems. The top of each page has a poem. The information box at the bottom of the page has definitions of poetic forms and tools. It may also contain tips, questions to consider, or writing prompts. Covers literary terms; figurative language; rhyme; limerick; stanza; acrostic; rhythm; diamante; narrative poems; dialogue; haiku; repetition; cinquain; couplet; concrete poems; quatrain; free verse poem; imagery; simile; alliteration; metaphors; sonnet; ode; lyric poem; ballad; personification. Compiled and annotated by Jill Kalz. Lexile 740 IL 2-5.
Pucks, Clubs, and Baseball Gloves: Reading and Writing Sports Poems PI  
B 116050B 116050 Pug and Other Animal Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Worth, Valerie
Length: 40 Copyright: 2013

An illustrated collection of poems about foxes, cats, rabbits, pugs, and other animals. IL 1-6.
Pug and Other Animal Poems PI  
B 114075B 114075 Punctuation Celebration
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Bruno, Elsa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Illustrations and whimsical poems introduce young readers to punctuation, with commas that help a train slow down, colons that introduce lists, quotation marks that tell people what to do, and more. AR 3.4. GR level M. IL K-4.
Punctuation Celebration KPI  
B 106466B 106466 R Is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Young, Judy
Length: 48 Copyright: 2005

A collection of A to Z, rhyming poems that illustrate poetic tools, terms, and techniques including the ballad, Cinquain, doublets, free verse, haiku, limerick, metaphors, and quatrain. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. AR 5.8.
R Is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet PI  
B 79747B 79747 RAGGED SHADOWS: POEMS OF HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

A collection of poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins about Halloween and its creatures, by such authors as Jane Yolen, Karla Kuskin, and Nancy Willard.
RAGGED SHADOWS: POEMS OF HALLOWEEN NIGHT P  
B 114644B 114644 Rah, Rah, Radishes! :A Vegetable Chant
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Presents color photographs of vegetables and rhyming text celebrating vegetables in all their colorful and tasty variety. Follett RL 2.9. IL Pres-2.
Rah, Rah, Radishes! :A Vegetable Chant KP  
B 104171B 104171 Rain Song
Grade Lvl: K Author: Evans, Lezlie
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

Playful rhyming poem and energetic, lighthearted illustrations show two girls relishing the delights of a rainstorm. RC 3.9.
Rain Song K  
B 69586B 69586 Rainy Day: Stories and Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bauer, Caroline
Length: 74 Copyright: 1986

Collection of stories and poems about rain by a variety of authors. IL 2-6.
Rainy Day: Stories and Poems PI  
B 76001B 76001 Random House Book of Poetry for Children
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Lobel, Arnold
Length: 247 Copyright: 1983

Collection of over 500 poems by authors such as Prelutsky, Silverstein, Spilka, Viorst, Merriam, Lenski, Carroll, and more. RC 3.9. IL K-4.
Random House Book of Poetry for Children KPI  
B 107797B 107797 Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of poems selected by Jack Prelutsky. Three short poems for each theme plus an unfinished verse along with advice and lists of rhyming words so that readers can complete the poem on their own. There are poems and poemstarts for dogs, food, birthdays, bugs, cows, friends, snow, turtles, rain, and self. Follett RL 1.9. IL 2-5.
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme PI  
B 90447B 90447 Readers Theatre More Scripted Rhymes & Rhythms
Grade Lvl: T Author: Braun, Win
Length: 75 Copyright: 1995

Collection of over thirty scripted rhymes and rhythms for reading aloud, including works for two-to-seven individual readers, as well as selections for groups.
Readers Theatre More Scripted Rhymes & Rhythms T  
B 116954B 116954 Revolting Rhymes
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Dahl, Roald
Length: 46 Copyright: 2009

Presents humorous retellings of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after. The stories of Jack & the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood have been retold in verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder. Fractured fairy tales. Fairy tales Adaptations. English poetry. Humorous poetry. Narrative poetry. AR 4.4 GR level R. IL 2-6.
Revolting Rhymes PI  
B 118158B 118158 Rhymes Round the World
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Presents traditional nursery rhymes and new children's verses from around the world with illustrations, and features poetry from Poland, Japan, Mexico, and other places.
Rhymes Round the World KP  
B 117606B 117606 Rolling in the Aisles: A Collection of Laugh-Out-Loud Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 115 Copyright: 2004

Presents an anthology of funny poems, selected for inclusion by school children and their teachers; grouped in twelve categories, including relatives, friends, pets, school, and holidays. Edited by Bruce Lanksy. Humorous poetry. IL 3-6.
Rolling in the Aisles: A Collection of Laugh-Out-Loud Poems PI  
B 112126B 112126 Roots and Blues: A Celebration
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Adoff, Arnold
Length: 83 Copyright: 2011

Lyrical text explains how Blues have been part of everyday life throughout history, from its origins in the sounds of the earth, through slaves' voices singing of freedom. IL 4-8.
Roots and Blues: A Celebration IJ  
KM 10168KM 10168 Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Uses spoonerisms in place of traditional poetic form. Contents: book and audio CD by Shel Silverstein. Follett RL 3.0.
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook PI  
B 120307B 120307 Sail Away
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Hughes, Langston
Length: 34 Copyright: 2015

A celebration of the wild sea's creative potential combines Langston Hughes' "Seascape," "Sea Charm" and other classic poems with cut-paper collage illustrations by a multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist. IL K-4.
Sail Away KPI  
B 101762B 101762 SCHOOL SUPPLIES: A BOOK OF POEMS
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 37 Copyright: 1996

Collection of poems celebrate pencils, erasers, crayons, and other things needed for school. Follett RL 3.5.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: A BOOK OF POEMS P  
B 107219B 107219 School Year of Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 116 Copyright: 2005

Simple poems for young readers, accompanied by teaching ideas to improve reading skills. Categories: Animals; Seasons; Sun, Moon, and Stars; Gardens and Flowers; Weather; Humor; Holidays; Family and Friends; and Wishes and Dreams. Selected and annotated with teaching ideas by Walter B. Barbe.
School Year of Poems KP  
B 110069B 110069 Seed Sower, Hat Thrower: Poems About Weather
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Salas, Laura Purdie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

A collection of original, weather-themed poetry for children accompanied by striking photos. Demonstrates a variety of common poetic forms and defines poetic devices. AR 3.8. Follett RL 2.4. Lexile NP.
Seed Sower, Hat Thrower: Poems About Weather KPI  
B 116054B 116054 Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More: Poems for Two Voices
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gerber, Carole
Length: 30 Copyright: 2013

A collection of poems about nature for children to be read by two voices. AR 2.3 IL 1-5.
Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More: Poems for Two Voices PI  
B 118614B 118614 Sequoia
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Johnston, Tony
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Celebrates a giant sequoia tree as its shelters birds and small animals, experiences all the seasons, and points up to the night sky and the stars. Takes the point of view of the tree itself. Trees- Poetry. Follett RL 3.7 IL K-2.
Sequoia KP  
B 112172B 112172 Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 83 Copyright: 2010

A collection of poems and illustrations about, and depicting, the changing of the seasons. Includes 12 poems for each season. IL 2-6.
Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems PI  
B 115380B 115380 Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

An illustrated collection of poems for children about pirates. AR 3.0 IL K-4.
Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings KPI  
B 108268B 108268 Shout!: Little Poems That Roar
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Illustrated collection of silly poems for children. Schools-poetry. AR 2.3. Follett RL 2.6.
Shout!: Little Poems That Roar KP  
B 109972B 109972 Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights: Poems About Fall
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Salas, Laura Purdie
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

A collection of original, fall-themed poetry for children, comple- mented by color photographs. From the series A+ Books. Poetry. Follett RL 2.3.
Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights: Poems About Fall KPI  
B 114147B 114147 Skywriting: Poems to Fly
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Collection of 13 illustrated poems that celebrates the history of flight. IL 4-8.
Skywriting: Poems to Fly IJ  
B 122021B 122021 Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Brown, Skila
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Poems introduce fourteen shark species, from the legendary great white to the lesser-known wobbegong. Includes shark facts. GR level R IL 1-4.
Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks PI  
B 120298B 120298 Snuggle Up with Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: K Author: Opie, Iona
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Selected poems from Opie's classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme compilations are bound in a board book format.
Snuggle Up with Mother Goose K  
B 100783B 100783 Some From the Moon Some From the Sun: Poems and Songs For Everyone
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Zemach, Margot
Length: 42 Copyright: 2001

An illustrated collection of traditional poems and songs, including "This Little Pig Went To Market," "Brave News Is Come To Town," and "Bingo." RC 2.9. Lexile NP IL Pres-1.
Some From the Moon Some From the Sun: Poems and Songs For Everyone KP  
KM 4186KM 4186 Something Big Has Been Here
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 0 Copyright: 1991

Jack Prelutsky sings and reads a selection of poems from his book Something Big Has Been Here. Contents: teaching guide, 46-minute cassette, and 15 copies of the book. RC and Follett RL 4.5. Lexile NP. IL 3-5.
Something Big Has Been Here PI  
KM 11215KM 11215 Something Big Has Been Here
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Jack Prelutsky sings and reads a selection of humorous poems from his book Something Has Been Here. Contents: 15 copies of the book and audio CD read-along (1 hours). RC 4.5. Lexile NP.
Something Big Has Been Here PI  
B 75289B 75289 Something Big Has Been Here
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 160 Copyright: 1990

Illustrated collection of a variety of humorous poems. IL 3-5.
Something Big Has Been Here PI  
B 119949B 119949 Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cleary, Brian
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A collection of illustrated limericks for children. Author Brian P. Cleary explains how limericks work--and shows how to write limericks. Humorous poetry. From the series Poetry Adventures. Lexile 910 GR Level O IL 2-5.
Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks PI  
B 105438B 105438 Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each. Food chain. 2006 Caldecott Honor book illustrated by Beckie Prange. AR 5.0. RC 4.7.
Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems PI  
B 90427B 90427 Songs and Rhymes Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fredericks, Anthony
Length: 151 Copyright: 2008

Collection of songs and rhymes designed to help students in first and second grade improve their reading skills.
Songs and Rhymes Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers T  
B 113222B 113222 Spinster Goose
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Wheeler, Lisa
Length: 41 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children. Parodies by Lisa Wheeler & Sophie Blackall. Spinster Goose, the sister of Mother Goose, corrects the bad behaviors of naughty students through a collection of alternatives to classic nursery rhymes. AR 3.6. Lexile 610. IL K-4.
Spinster Goose KPI  
B 101776B 101776 Splash! Poems of Our Watery World
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Levy, Constance
Length: 40 Copyright: 2002

More than thirty poems celebrate water in it myriad forms, from the ocean to a droplet of dew. RC 4.4. Lexile 890. IL 3-7.
Splash! Poems of Our Watery World PIJ  
B 102650B 102650 SPLISH SPLASH
Grade Lvl: P Author: GRAHAM, JOAN
Length: 30 Copyright: 1994

A collection of poems celebrating water in its various forms, from ice cubes, clouds, waterfall, rain, hail, dew, river, steam, lake, snow, pond to ocean. Follett RL 3.9.
SPLISH SPLASH P  
B 75869B 75869 SPOOKY POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1989

Collection of poems about creatures, ghosts, monsters, etc. Follett RL 3.3.
SPOOKY POEMS PI  
B 117309B 117309 Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: And Other Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 35 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems describing imaginary creatures such as Bluffaloes, Swapitis, and Stardines. AR 5.1 IL K-4.
Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: And Other Poems KPI  
B 107672B 107672 Stars Will Still Shine
Grade Lvl: K Author: Rylant, Cynthia
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

In picture and rhyming text, this verse reassures the reader that life's familiar things, such as stars that shine and sleeping kittens, will continue as they always have. Fear. Security. Peace of mind. Reassurance. AR 1.3. Follett RL 1.1.
Stars Will Still Shine K  
B 115075B 115075 Step Gently Out
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Frost, Helen
Length: 26 Copyright: 2012

Explores through poetry and close-up images a variety of insects you can find in the world, like crickets, moths, and praying mantises. A glossary cites the species name of each insect with a brief paragraph describing some of its behavior. Poem by Helen Frost; photographs by Rick Lieder. IL Pres-3.
Step Gently Out KP  
B 114222B 114222 Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 31 Copyright: 2012

A collection of illustrated poems for children that celebrates the outdoors, featuring lyrical poetry about playing hide-and-seek, making mud soup, transforming a stick into a magic wand, and more. AR 2.7. IL Pres-3.
Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play KP  
B 107218B 107218 Story Goes On
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Fisher, Aileen
Length: 30 Copyright: 2005

An illustrated poem about the cycle of life--bug eats plant, frog eats bug, snake eats frog, hawk eats snake, and so on. Food chains. Predation. Prey. AR 3.4. Follett RL 2.1.
Story Goes On KP  
B 125052B 125052 Stuff of Stars
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Bauer, Marion Dane
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. A blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond and how we are all the stuff of stars. Space. Poetry. Big bang theory. IL K-3.
Stuff of Stars KP  
B 104426B 104426 Swing Around the Sun
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Esbensen, Barbara
Length: 48 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poems that celebrates the seasons, with illustrations for each season by a different Minnesota artist. Written by Barbara Juster Esbensen. Follett RL 4.4.
Swing Around the Sun KPI  
B 114861B 114861 Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

An illustrated exploration of various examples of spirals appearing in nature, looking at snail shells, flower petals, elephant tusks, crashing waves, and more. Spirals Poetry. Notable Children's Book- 2012. RC 1.1 Lexile 330 IL Pres-3.
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature KP  
B 112682B 112682 Switching On the Moon
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 95 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems. A collection of poems for bedtime that features topics such as owls, lullabies, and the sounds of the city, with work from poets such as Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath, and Lee Bennett Hopkins. AR 3.8. Pres-2.
Switching On the Moon KP  
B 115373B 115373 Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick / Yolen, Jane
Length: 72 Copyright: 2012

A collection of original poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen celebrates the joys and mischief of twinhood while sharing twin facts. Twins Poetry. IL K-5.
Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins KPI  
B 102259B 102259 Tea Party Today : Poems to Sip and Savor
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Spinelli, Eileen
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

An original collection of poems about tea and tea-time, including recipes and tips. AR 3.9 IL K-3.
Tea Party Today : Poems to Sip and Savor KP  
B 103962B 103962 Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Schertle, Alice
Length: 30 Copyright: 2003

An illustrated collection of more than a dozen poems that celebrate teddy bears. AR 4.0. Follett RL 3.7.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear KP  
B 78796B 78796 Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear: A Classic Action Rhyme
Grade Lvl: K Author: HAGUE, MICHAEL
Length: 24 Copyright: 1993

An illustrated version of the traditional rhymes that follows the activities of a teddy bear.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear: A Classic Action Rhyme K  
B 106633B 106633 Ten in the Den
Grade Lvl: K Author: Butler, John
Length: 30 Copyright: 2005

One by one nine forest creatures fall out of bed when Little Mouse says "Roll over!"
Ten in the Den K  
B 114190B 114190 Thanks a Million
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 31 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of sixteen illustrated poems that celebrate the power of thankfulness. Poems range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle. AR 3.0. RC 4.0. IL 1-4.
Thanks a Million PI  
B 68849B 68849 THANKSGIVING POEMS
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1985

A collection of poems expressing thanksgiving from a variety of sources including American Indian and the Bible.
THANKSGIVING POEMS PI  
B 111415B 111415 There is a Flower at Tip of My Nose Smelling Me
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Walker, Alice
Length: 28 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of illustrated short verse that celebrates thenatural world and how the five senses experience and interact with it. Follett RL 2.3. Lexile NP.
There is a Flower at Tip of My Nose Smelling Me KPI  
V 15735V 15735 THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
Grade Lvl: KP Author: TABACK, SIMMS
Length: 8 Copyright: 1997

Based on the Caldecott honor book of same title by Taback Simms. Iconographic with animation. Narrated and sung by Cyndi Lauper. Story is about the silly old lady with the ever-expanding stomach who swallowed everything from a fly to a cat to a cow to a horse. Closed captioned.
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY KP  
B 111467B 111467 This is Just to Say: Poems
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 47 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness. A collection of poems written by a number of sixth-grade students who write poems of apology to someone, and a collection of responses in poetry form. Apologizing. Follett RL 3.9. AR 3.9. RC 4.2. Lexile NP.
This is Just to Say: Poems IJ  
B 102676B 102676 This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 47 Copyright: 2002

Presents eighteen poems intended to comfort young readers in times of distress, compiled in memory of the events of September 11, 2001,each illustrated by a renowned picture book artist. Loss. Fear. Grief. IL 2-5.
This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort PI  
B 119196B 119196 Thorns, Horns, and Crescent Moons: Reading and Writing Nature Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Introduces basic poetry forms and terms through the use of original nature-themed poems. The top of each page has a poem. The information box at the bottom of the page has definitions of poetic forms and tools. It may also contain tips, questions to consider, or writing prompts. Covers literary terms; figurative language; rhyme; limerick; stanza; acrostic; rhythm; diamante; narrative poems; dialogue; haiku; cinquain; couplet; concrete poems; quatrain; free verse poem; imagery; internal rhymes; simile; alliteration; metaphors; ode; lyric poem; ballad; personification. Compiled and annotated by Jill Kalz. Lexile 720 IL 2-5.
Thorns, Horns, and Crescent Moons: Reading and Writing Nature Poems PI  
B 102634B 102634 THOUSAND PEAKS: POEMS FROM CHINA
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Liu, Siyu
Length: 52 Copyright: 2002

A collection of thirty-five poems spanning nineteen centuries, representing both famous and lesser-known poets, including both the Chinese text and a literal translation.
THOUSAND PEAKS: POEMS FROM CHINA JS  
B 102509B 102509 Three Bears Holiday Rhyme Book
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

A collection of fifteen poems depicting various holidays as they might be celebrated by Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Follett RL 2.5. Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Three Bears Holiday Rhyme Book KP  
B 107675B 107675 Three Little Kittens
Grade Lvl: K Author: Linch, Tanya
Length: 22 Copyright: 2007

Presents the classic tale of three youngsters who are careless with their mittens, but who turn out to be good little kittens after all. Board book. Follett RL 2.1.
Three Little Kittens K  
B 111628B 111628 Three Little Kittens
Grade Lvl: K Author: Pinkney, Jerry
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Presents the classic tale of three youngsters who are careless with their mittens, but who turn out to be good little kittens after all. Follett RL 1.5.
Three Little Kittens K  
B 123151B 123151 Thunder Underground
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

Presents a collection of poems that look at the mysterious world underneath us. IL K-3. AR 4.6. Lexile 900.
Thunder Underground KPI  
B 119195B 119195 Tickles, Pickles, and Floofing Persnickles: Reading and Writing Nonsense Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Introduces basic poetry forms and terms through the use of original nonsense-themed poems. The top of each page has a poem. The information box at the bottom of the page has definitions of poetic forms and tools. It may also contain tips, questions to consider, or writing prompts. Covers literary terms; figurative language; rhyme; diamante; concrete poems; stanza; narrative poems; cinquain; rhythm; acrostic; haiku; repetition; internal rhymes; free verse poem; couplet; limerick; imagery; quatrain; ode; lyric poem; sonnet; personification; ballad; simile; alliteration; metaphors. Compiled and annotated by Jill Kalz. Lexile 720 IL 2-5.
Tickles, Pickles, and Floofing Persnickles: Reading and Writing Nonsense Po PI  
B 85479B 85479 To Market, To Market
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Miranda, Anne
Length: 36 Copyright: 1997

Starting with the nursery rhyme about buying a fat pig at market, this tale goes on to describe a series of unruly animals that run amok, evading capture, and preventing the narrator from cooking lunch. Grocery shopping. Supermarket. AR 1.7. RC 1.5. Lexile 350.
To Market, To Market KP  
B 113295B 113295 Today at the Bluebird Cafe
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Ruddell, Deborah
Length: 33 Copyright: 2007

A collection of twenty-two children's poems about birds, including blue jays, toucans, and cockatoos. IL K-4.
Today at the Bluebird Cafe KPI  
B 74186B 74186 TOMIE DEPAOLA'S MOTHER GOOSE
Grade Lvl: K Author: DEPAOLA, TOMIE
Length: 127 Copyright: 1985

Collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
TOMIE DEPAOLA'S MOTHER GOOSE K  
B 107977B 107977 Toots the Cat
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kuskin, Karla
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

A collection of poems that celebrate the personality, grace, and endearing aloofness of the cat. AR 4.2. Follett RL 2.4.
Toots the Cat KP  
KM 11387KM 11387 Tree That Time Built (Book & Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston. Collection of over 100 poems with profiles of the poets. Contents: book and audio CD with readings of 44 poems including 18 poets reading their own work. IL 3-12.
Tree That Time Built (Book & Audio CD) PIJS  
B 119197B 119197 Trust, Truth, and Ridiculous Goofs: Reading and Writing Friendship Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Introduces basic poetry forms and terms through the use of original friendship-themed poems. The top of each page has a poem. The information box at the bottom of the page has definitions of poetic forms and tools. It may also contain tips, questions to consider, or writing prompts. Covers literary terms; figurative language; rhyme; limerick; stanza; acrostic; rhythm; diamante; narrative poems; dialogue; haiku; cinquain; couplet; concrete poems; free verse poem; imagery; simile; alliteration; metaphors; ode; lyric poem; ballad; personification. Compiled and annotated by Jill Kalz. Lexile 750 IL 2-5.
Trust, Truth, and Ridiculous Goofs: Reading and Writing Friendship Poems PI  
B 74738B 74738 Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Pilkey, Dav
Length: 32 Copyright: 1990

School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on The Night Before Christmas. Parody. AR 4.0. Follett RL 4.5. RC 2.7. GR level K.
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving KPI  
B 112170B 112170 Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 34 Copyright: 2010

Collects poems that examine survival in nature. Includes information about a number of plants and animals. Illustrated by Beckie Prange. Outstanding Science Trade Book 2011. IL 2-6.
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors PI  
B 114357B 114357 UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems about honeybees and their role in the ecosystem. Includes honeybee facts. AR 4.0. IL 1-5.
UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings PI  
B 118092B 118092 Under the Freedom Tree
Grade Lvl: PI Author: VanHecke, Susan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Tells the story of three escaped slaves who were saved from being returned to the Confederacy when Union General Benjamin Butler confiscated them as contraband of war so that the Union could protect them. This decision brings a flood of other escaped slaves hoping for something better. Free-verse account covers the period from 1861 to 1863. An author's note presents additional information about the slaves that made their way to Fort Monroe (Virginia.) Fugitive slaves- Poetry. AR 3.3 IL 1-4.
Under the Freedom Tree PI  
B 113939B 113939 Underwear Salesman: And Other Jobs for Better Or Verse
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 54 Copyright: 2009

Introduces many different types of jobs with playful rhymes and illustrations.
Underwear Salesman: And Other Jobs for Better Or Verse PI  
B 82868B 82868 Until I Saw the Sea: Collection of Seashore Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Shaw, Alison
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

Authors John Masefield, e.e. cummings, and Myra Cohn Livingston, among others, explore sand castles, fog, seaweed, shells, and the lure of the ocean. Follett RL 4.8.
Until I Saw the Sea: Collection of Seashore Poems KP  
B 70820B 70820 Valentine Poems
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1987

Collection of poems celebrating Valentine's Day.
Valentine Poems P  
B 87311B 87311 Very Best (Almost) Friends: Poems of Friendship
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 37 Copyright: 1999

A treasury of 24 poems that present a sometimes serious, sometimes sad, sometimes soul-searching look at friendship. Collected by Paul B. Janeczko. IL 2-6.
Very Best (Almost) Friends: Poems of Friendship PI  
B 107482B 107482 Vile Verses
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Dahl, Roald
Length: 191 Copyright: 2005

Collection of rhyming verse and poems by Roald Dahl. Humorous poetry. AR and Follett RL 5.3. IL 3-7.
Vile Verses PIJ  
B 107537B 107537 Wake Up, Sleepy Head!: Early Morning Poems
Grade Lvl: K Author: Ross, Mandy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Contains over 30 illustrated poems about animals waking up and enjoying early morning activities.
Wake Up, Sleepy Head!: Early Morning Poems K  
B 123217B 123217 Wake Up!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Frost, Helen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

Invites readers to explore all the baby animals that are born in the spring. Poetry. IL Pres-2.
Wake Up! KP  
B 110106B 110106 Water Music: Poems for Children
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

Original poems based on water in its various forms. AR 4.2. Follett RL 4.6. Lexile NP. IL 3-7.
Water Music: Poems for Children PIJ  
B 119355B 119355 Water Rolls, Water Rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Mora, Pat
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

A series of verses, in English and Spanish, about the movement and moods of water around the world and the ways in which water affects a variety of landscapes and cultures. Includes Author's Note. Water Poetry. Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book 2015. IL Pres-3.
Water Rolls, Water Rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube KP  
B 114355B 114355 Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Coombs, Kate
Length: 28 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poems about the sea, accompanied by watercolors by artist Meilo So. Seas Poetry. AR 4.1. IL K-4.
Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems KPI  
B 103931B 103931 Way a Door Closes
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Smith, Hope
Length: 52 Copyright: 2003

Collection of poems about a thirteen year old boy whose father abandoned him and his family. Fatherless families. Winner Coretta Scott King New Talent Award (author). AR 4.0. Follett RL 3.0. RC 4.4. Lexile NP. IL 4-8.
Way a Door Closes IJ  
B 80155B 80155 Weather
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hopkins, Lee
Length: 64 Copyright: 1994

Easy reader collection of poems describing various weather conditions, by authors such as Christina G. Rossetti, Myra Cohn Livingston, and Aileen Fisher. An I Can Read book. Rc 3.4. GR level L.
Weather P  
B 122717B 122717 Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Raczka, Bob
Length: 43 Copyright: 2016

Presents a collection of concrete poems whose shapes convey their meanings. RC 4.6 Lexile 760 IL 2-6.
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems PI  
B 94206B 94206 Wham! It's a Poetry Jam
Grade Lvl: T Author: Holbrook, Sara
Length: 55 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Discovering Performance Poetry. Guide to performing poetry alone and in groups, including guidelines for setting up poetry-performance contests. Performing arts in literature. Oral interpretations of poetry.
Wham! It's a Poetry Jam T  
B 75533B 75533 WHAT CAN IT BE? RIDDLES ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Grade Lvl: KP Author: ASHLEY, JILL
Length: 30 Copyright: 1990

Collection of rhyming riddles describing various aspects of Christmas and its celebration.
WHAT CAN IT BE? RIDDLES ABOUT CHRISTMAS KP  
B 107030B 107030 What Does the Wind Say?
Grade Lvl: K Author: Silvano, Wendi
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Repetitive questions and patterned replies enable youngsters to "read" along. Follett RL 1.5.
What Does the Wind Say? K  
B 79684B 79684 What If? Just Wondering Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hulme, Joy
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

A collection of poems about animals including: Inchworm; Gopher; Termite; Polliwog; Toad; Caterpillar; Spiders; Clam; Squirrels; Elephants; Raccoon; Bee; etc.
What If? Just Wondering Poems KP  
B 112236B 112236 What's for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hauth, Katherine
Length: 48 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World illustrated by David Clark. A collection of poems for children that explore the dietary preferences of animals, describing the menus of turkey vultures, archer fish, baby wasps, and more. Predation (Biology) Poetry. Animals Food Poetry. IL 2-5.
What's for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems PI  
B 119682B 119682 What's That Look On Your Face?: All About Faces and Feelings
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Snodgrass, Catherine
Length: 30 Copyright: 2008

Recognizing and interpreting facial expressions and the feelings they represent poses great challenges for children with language and communication difficulties, including those with an autism spectrum disorder. Book contains illustrations and short poems to help children, especially those with language and communication difficulties, read faces and identify emotions.
What's That Look On Your Face?: All About Faces and Feelings KPI  
B 122340B 122340 When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Fogliano, Julie
Length: 56 Copyright: 2016

A book of poetry moving through the seasons. AR 4.9 RC 4.7 IL K-4.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons KPI  
B 122066B 122066 When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: and Other Poems About the Frozen Continent
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Latham, Irene
Length: 33 Copyright: 2016

Presents information about some of the animals of Antarctica and how they survive in the extreme temperatures of the summer months, with a poem about each animal. Lexile 1190 GR level S IL 2-5.
When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: and Other Poems About the Frozen Contine PI  
B 115156B 115156 When You're A Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ode, Eric
Length: 34 Copyright: 2012

A collection of poetry about pirates and their way of life. AR 4.3 IL K-3
When You're A Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems KP  
B 52781B 52781 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 166 Copyright: 1974

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the charcters in a collection of humorous poetry.
Where the Sidewalk Ends PI  
KM 3784KM 3784 Where the Sidewalk Ends (17 Books & Cassette)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 0 Copyright: 1984

Thirty-nine poetry selections from Shel Silverstein's book Where the Sidewalk Ends. Contents: cassette, 17 books, and song listing sheet. RC and Follett RL 3.9. IL 3-6.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (17 Books & Cassette) PI  
KM 11220KM 11220 Where the Sidewalk Ends (Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Silverstein, Shel
Length: 0 Copyright: 1984

Thirty-nine poetry selections from Shel Silverstein's book Where the Sidewalk Ends. Contents: 20 books, audio CD, and song listing sheet. RC and Follett RL 3.9.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Audio CD) PI  
B 112755B 112755 Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Ruddell, Deborah
Length: 33 Copyright: 2009

Collection of poems about life in the forest through the seasons. AR 5.4. IL K-5.
Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk KPI  
B 106519B 106519 Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Janeczko, Paul
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Collection of illustrated senryu-short poems related to haiku--covering a wide range of subjects, including baby-sitters, jumping rope, snoring parents, spoiled pets, and more. (Senryu consists of 17 syllables but focuses on the human world rather than the natural.) Authors: Paul B. Janeczko and J. Patrick Lewis. AR 2.7. Follett RL 3.3.
Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku PI  
B 119430B 119430 Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 28 Copyright: 2014

A collection of poems that explores how animals survive the cold during the winter season. Provides additional facts about the animals and the season. Winter- Poetry. AR 6.1 IL K-4.
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold KPI  
B 88173B 88173 Winter Eyes
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 48 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems about winter, including: Sled, Icicles, and Ice Fishing. AR 3.7. RC 3.9. Lexile NP. IL 1-5.
Winter Eyes PI  
B 116924B 116924 Winterberries & Apple Blossoms: Reflections and Flavors of a Mennonite Year
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Forler, Nan
Length: 39 Copyright: 2011

A collection of poems depict the life of young Mennonite Naomi. Mennonites Poetry. Mennonite cooking. Includes recipes. AR 4.8 IL 3-7.
Winterberries & Apple Blossoms: Reflections and Flavors of a Mennonite Year PIJ  
B 107984B 107984 Wolf's Coming!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kulka, Joe
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

All of the animals in the forest go into hiding because the wolf is coming, but why they are hiding is the big surprise. AR and RC 1.2. Follett RL 1.8. Lexile 150.
Wolf's Coming! KP  
KM 11764KM 11764 Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (6 Books & CD)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Wardlaw, Lee
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name. Story is told in a series of senryu, a form of Japanese poetry that focuses on personality and behavior instead of on the natural world. Contents: audio CD read-along (.25 hrs.) and six copies of the book by Lee Wardlaw. AR 1.9 IL K-4.
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (6 Books & CD) KPI  
B 122396B 122396 Wonderfall
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hall, Michael
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

Presents 15 verses about fall from the tree's point of view. Follows the story of a single tree through the changing of the seasons from fall to winter, as people, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in the leaves, and building nests. Fifteen combined words have the suffix ful replaced by fall (thankful + fall = thankFALL, plentiful + fall = plentiFALL) and underscore the themes and concepts of the season. Pages at the end of the book give factual material about nine of the animals shown plus additional details about gray squirrels and acorns. AR 1.7 IL Pres-2.
Wonderfall KP  
B 119647B 119647 World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You're Never Heard Of
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 34 Copyright: 2013

Presents a collection of humorous poems about holidays that are not well known. IL K-3.
World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You're Never Heard Of KP  
B 115333B 115333 Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Farrar, Sid
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Presents nature haikus for each month of the year. Months Poetry. Nature Poetry. AR 5.6 IL K-4.
Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons KPI  
B 71054B 71054 Year-Round Programs for Young Players
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: FISHER, AILEEN
Length: 334 Copyright: 1985

Collection of plays, recitations and poems which can be performed at holidays and special occasions throughout the year.
Year-Round Programs for Young Players PIJ  
B 107937B 107937 Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Larios, Julie
Length: 31 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of illustrated poems about animals that encourage the reader to see each animal in a new way. AR 2.7. Follett RL 1.7.
Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary KPI  
B 85926B 85926 You and Me: Poems of Friendship
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

A collection of poems about friendship, by such authors as Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, and Judith Viorst. Illustrated by Salley Mavor.
You and Me: Poems of Friendship KP  
B 109296B 109296 You Have to Write
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wong, Janet
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Free-verse text encourages students who have trouble coming up with topics for creative writing assignments to use their own experiences for inspiration. Authorship. AR 3.4. Follett RL 3.6.
You Have to Write PI  
B 112746B 112746 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You Very Short Fables to Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

A collection of short retellings of Aesop's fables, each told in two voices designed especially for young children and an older reader to read together. Shared reading, partner reading. Tandem reading. Color-coded text and placement indicates what each should read. AR 2.7. Lexile 330 GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You Very Short Fables to Read Together P  
B 107393B 107393 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of short retellings of familiar Mother Goose tales, each told in two voices designed to be read by a pair of readers. Part of the text (in the middle) is to be read in unison. Has color-coded type. Shared reading. Tandem reading. AR 2.8. RC 1.8. GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read To P  
B 108634B 108634 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together (in Which Wolves are Tamed, Trolls are Transformed, and Peas are Triumphant). Presents short retellings of familiar fairy tales, each told in two voices designed especially for young children and adults or older readers to read together. Shared reading. Partner reading. Tandem reading. Color-coded text and placement indicates what each should read. Blue-text indicates that both should read in unison. AR 2.6. RC 2.2. Lexile NP GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together P  
B 108633B 108633 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Rhymes are designed for partner reading. Contains poems that tell tales about ghouls, ogres, zombies, and phantoms, presented in two voices for young children and adults to read together. Horror poetry. Text is color-coded to distinguish the parts. Text in the center indicates that the text should be read together. Shared reading. Tandem reading. AR 2.4 RC 2.3 Lexile NP GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together P  
B 100508B 100508 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories To Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

Rhymes are designed for partner reading. Short poems are color-coded to distinguish the parts--purple for one reader, pink for the other reader, and blue sections in the center indicate that the text should be read in unison. Shared reading. Tandem reading. AR 1.9 RC 2.2 Lexile NP. GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories To Read Together P  
B 122702B 122702 You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Presents short retellings of familiar tall tales, each told in two different voices designed for partner reading. The rhyming stories are color-coded to distinguish the parts. AR 3.5 RC 2.3 Lexile 390 GR level M IL 1-3.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together P  
B 117139B 117139 Your Skeleton is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder From Six Feet Under
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cyrus, Kurt
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Presents an illustrated collection of poems set in a ghastly graveyard. Cemeteries Poetry. Dead -Poetry. AR 3.4 IL 1-5.
Your Skeleton is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder From Six Feet Under PI  
B 89623B 89623 Yummy!: Eating Through A Day
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

Collection of poems about food. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins.
Yummy!: Eating Through A Day KP  
B 76031B 76031 Zoo Doings: Animal Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 78 Copyright: 1983

Collection of animal poems. IL 1-6.
Zoo Doings: Animal Poems PI  
B 79531B 79531 ZOOMRIMES: POEMS ABOUT THINGS THAT GO
Grade Lvl: P Author: CASSEDY, SYLVIA
Length: 64 Copyright: 1993

Twenty-six poems, all of which describe a means of transportation or something that travels, ranging from Ark to Zeppelin.
ZOOMRIMES: POEMS ABOUT THINGS THAT GO P