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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 105420B 105420 A Is for Algonquin: An Ontario Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gorman, Lovenia
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

This A to Z children's pictorial covers Ontario's famous people, history, geography, and provincial symbols. Topics include Alexander Graham Bell, Eastern White Pine, Group of Seven, James Bay, and Niagara Falls. Each letter's topic is introduced using poetry and includes expository text filled with details about the topics. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. AR 6.7.
A Is for Algonquin: An Ontario Alphabet PI  
B 109307B 109307 A Is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Herzog, Brad
Length: 40 Copyright: 2008

Collection of 26 poems that highlight memorable moments in sports. Side-bars have related facts. Topics include: Jackie Robinson's courage; Gertrude Ederle swimming the English Channel; Bob Beamon's long jump; and Jesse Owens' Medal of Freedom. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. AR 6.6.
A Is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet PI  
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 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 79541B 79541 Agave Blooms Just Once
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Jernigan, Gisela
Length: 28 Copyright: 1989

Illustrated verses present plants and animals of the desert from A to Z.
Agave Blooms Just Once KPI  
B 88931B 88931 All By Herself: 14 Girls Who Made a Difference
Grade Lvl: I Author: Paul, Ann
Length: 36 Copyright: 1999

Poems recount the stories of 14 girls, some of whom later became famous, who performed acts of daring, determination, and heroic courage at a young age. Girls are: Amelia Earhart; Mary Jane McLeod; Violet Sheehy; Rachel, Carson; Sacajawea; Ida Lewis; Harriet Hanson; Wilma Rudolph; Wanda Gag; Kate Shelley; Pocahontas; Maria Michell; Golda Mabovitch; and Frances Ward. AR 4.0. RC 4.1. Lexile 540. IL 4-6.
All By Herself: 14 Girls Who Made a Difference I  
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 123876B 123876 Alligator's Smile and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Get up close and personal with alligators in all their tooth-filled glory in this collection of poems. Rhymes and rhythms reflect on how alligators hunt, keep warm, and care for young. Poetry. IL 2-6. RC 3.7.
Alligator's Smile and Other Poems PI  
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 92274B 92274 American Memory Collections From A to Z: Primary Resource Guide and Reproducible Activities Across the Curriculum, Gr 7-9
Grade Lvl: T Author: Petri, Gail
Length: 153 Copyright: 2003

Presents thirty history lesson plans and activities for use with the Library of Congress American Memory Collections Web site. Some topics: animation; child labor; dining out; ephemera; famous faces; manuscripts; quilts; songs; stereoscopic views; patrictic symbols; Wright brothers. From Kathy Schrock's Every Day of the School Year series.
American Memory Collections From A to Z: Primary Resource Guide and Reprodu T  
B 90590B 90590 American Revolution
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glasthal, Jacqueline
Length: 72 Copyright: 2003

A ready-to-use resource guide for teachers of grades four through eight that includes background information, primary sources, hands-on activities, literature and Internet links, and plays designed to help students learn about the American Revolution. A History Comes Alive teaching unit.
American Revolution T  
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 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 118095B 118095 Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Freedman, Russell
Length: 81 Copyright: 2013

Explores the lives and treatment of Asian immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco, California, during the early twentieth century. Includes translations of poems carved by detainees into the walls in Chinese script. National Historic Landmarks. AR 7.6 Lexile 1140 IL 5-8.
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain IJ  
B 122967B 122967 Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Alexander, Kwame
Length: 48 Copyright: 2017

Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. IL K-4.
Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures KPI  
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  
KM 7580KM 7580 Antarctic Antics
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sierra, Judy
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitat of Emperor penguins. Contents: five copies of the book by Judy Sierra and read-along cassette (c 2000). AR 3.6. RC 2.5.
Antarctic Antics 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 124510B 124510 Apple y Rain
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Crossan, Sarah
Length: 269 Copyright: 2018

When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, fourteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry. Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Apple and Rain. Family problems Fiction. Realistic. IL 9-12.
Apple y Rain JS  
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 106992B 106992 Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Katz, Alan
Length: 30 Copyright: 2006

Presents humorous lyrics to such familiar children's songs as "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "Hey Diddle Diddle." Humorous songs. AR 3.8. Follett RL 2.0.
Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs KPI  
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 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 106473B 106473 B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wargin, Kathy-Jo
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from Wisconsin's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 6.8. Follett RL 6.0.
B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet PI  
B 83358B 83358 Babushka's Mother Goose
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Polacco, Patricia
Length: 64 Copyright: 1995

Presents a collection of traditional rhymes, rewritten to feature Russian characters and scenes. RC and Follett RL 2.1. Lexile NP.
Babushka's Mother Goose KP  
B 104907B 104907 Baby's Book of Baby Animals
Grade Lvl: K Author: Chorao, Kay
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

Anthology of nursery rhymes and children's poems about animals. Follett RL 3.2.
Baby's Book of Baby Animals K  
B 95784B 95784 Balanced Literacy Essentials: Weaving Theory into Practice for Successful Instruction in Reading, Writing, and Talk
Grade Lvl: T Author: Parr, Michelann / Campbell, Terry
Length: 160 Copyright: 2012

Offers strategies and activities for teaching literacy. Provides an overview of reading instruction, techniques for supporting writers; and poetry, storytelling, and drama activities. Covers shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading. Recognizes the full potential of read-alouds in building reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Balanced Literacy Essentials: Weaving Theory into Practice for Successful I T  
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 110238B 110238 Barnyard Night Before Christmas
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Terrill, Beth
Length: 35 Copyright: 2007

A retelling of the famous poem in which a barnyard full of mischievous, quarrelsome livestock get Santa and his sleigh off the ground for Christmas Eve. Christmas poetry. Santa Claus Poetry. AR 3.6. Follett RL 3.7.
Barnyard Night Before Christmas KP  
B 110783B 110783 Barnyard Slam
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Regan, Dian
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Farm animals express themselves at a poetry slam hosted by Yo Mama Goose. Poetry Slams. AR 2.5. Follett RL 2.7.
Barnyard Slam KP  
B 106782B 106782 Basho and the River Stones
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Myers, Tim
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Tricked by a fox into giving up his share of cherries, a famous Japanese poet (Basho Matsuo) is inspired to write a haiku and the fox, ashamed of his actions, must devise another trick to set things right. AR 4.4. Follett RL 5.5. RC 4.7. Lexile 810. IL K-4.
Basho and the River Stones KPI  
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 93400B 93400 Beach (Preschool)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 48 Copyright: 2007

Collection of activities and reproducibles from the 1997-2003 issues of The Mailbox Magazine. Contains literacy ideas, math and science activities, arts and crafts ideas, songs, poems, and fingerplays.
Beach (Preschool) T  
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  
B 125968B 125968 Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rogers, Fred
Length: 141 Copyright: 2019

Lyrics to seventy-five songs from the children's television programs 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' and 'The Children's Corner,' collected and presented as an illustrated treasury of poems. Lyrics explore topics such as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, and imagination. IL Pres-3. Lexile 550.
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers KP  
B 86337B 86337 Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 101 Copyright: 1997

An illustrated collection of poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world. Selected by Jack Prelutsky. AR 4.2.
Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom PI  
B 109519B 109519 Becoming Billie Holiday
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Length: 117 Copyright: 2008

Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse. Coretta Scott King Honor book. AR 5.8. RC 5.4. Lexile 970. IL 7-11.
Becoming Billie Holiday JS  
B 124003B 124003 Before She Was Harriet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Juvenile nonfiction. Biography. Story written in verse. IL 1-4. AR 4.5.
Before She Was Harriet PI  
B 107238B 107238 Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 31 Copyright: 2006

Presents a collection of whimsical poems about creatures that are part animal and part inanimate objects. Mythical animals. AR 5.4. Follett RL 3.2.
Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems KPI  
B 124585B 124585 Between the Lines
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 216 Copyright: 2018

A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys versus girls poetry slam. Includes author's note about foster home care. Companion novel to "Bronx Masquerade"(B 101673). Urban fiction. Told in 9 voices with intermittent poetry. IL 8-12. Lexile 630.
Between the Lines JS  
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  
B 107398B 107398 Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Young, Ed
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

A visual poem about China is illustrated with cut and torn paper-collage art. Besides the line of verse, each page includes one or two ancient Chinese characters in red, with the English equivalent in black. Book opens vertically with "stepped" pages of graduated lengths. Lyric poetry. Chart on book end paper shows the ancient Chinese characters (seal-style) along with modern-day symbols.
Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem PIJ  
B 93390B 93390 Bienvenidos: (Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher's Resource Guide to Mexico)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Downs, Cynthia / Becker, Terry
Length: 305 Copyright: 1991

On cover: A Monthly Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher's Resource Guide to Mexico & Hispanic Culture. Includes a variety of information and activities related to Mexican culture, language, history, folklore, music, art, and more. Some topics: Aztec calendar, mask, create a plaza, Day of the Dead, skeletons, Lady of Guadalupe, paper flowers, recipes, Las Posadas, costumes, fiestas, pinatas, yarn paintings, pottery, Maya, maracas. Includes Spanish vocabulary.
Bienvenidos: (Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher's Resource Guide to Mexico) T  
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 100706B 100706 Big In Teacher's Coffee And Other School Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: DAKOS, KALLI
Length: 41 Copyright: 1999

A collection of simple poems depict the activities at school from the morning welcome until the closing bell. I Can Read book.
Big In Teacher's Coffee And Other School Poems KP  
B 89654B 89654 Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fleischman, Paul
Length: 44 Copyright: 2000

A collection of poems to read aloud by four people, with color-coded text to indicate which lines are read by which readers. RC 5.2. IL 5-8.
Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices IJ  
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 81620B 81620 Bing Bang Boing
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 144 Copyright: 1994

An illustrated collection of more than 170 nonsense verses.
Bing Bang Boing PI  
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 85998B 85998 Biscuits in the Cupboard
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Nichol, Barbara
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Collection of rhymes and poems about puppies and dogs.
Biscuits in the Cupboard KPI  
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 81703B 81703 Blast Off! Poems About Space
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 48 Copyright: 1995

A collection of poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins about the moon, stars, planets, astronauts, and related wonders. An I Can Read book. AR 4.2. RC and Follett RL 3.5. Lexile NP. GR level K.
Blast Off! Poems About Space P  
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 85865B 85865 Bone Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Moss, Jeff
Length: 78 Copyright: 1997

Collection of rhymes about dinosaurs and primitive humans. Humorous poetry, dinosaur math quiz and pronunciation guide. RC 5.2 IL 3-5.
Bone Poems PI  
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 82251B 82251 Boy Who Counted Stars
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Harrison, David L
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

A collection of twenty-one poems to excite the imagination. Topics include fairies, monsters, and elves; plays on words and other absurdities; and reverse and surprise happenings in everyday situations. Humorous poetry. Follett RL 3.9.
Boy Who Counted Stars KPI  
B 123609B 123609 Bravo!
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Engle, Margarita
Length: 48 Copyright: 2017

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Biographical poems include: Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, Cesar Chavez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Felix Varela, George Melendez, Jose; Marti, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpr#65533;, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomas Rivera. Nonfiction poetry. Biographical. IL 5-12. AR 6.3. RC 10.5. Lexile 1150.
Bravo! IJS  
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 101673B 101673 Bronx Masquerade
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 167 Copyright: 2002

While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates. Identity. Ethnicity. 2003 Coretta Scott King author award. AR 4.5. RC 5.1. Lexile 670. GR level Z+ IL 7-12.
Bronx Masquerade JS  
B 119251B 119251 Brown Girl Dreaming
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Length: 336 Copyright: 2014

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South. Newbery Medal- Honors 2015. Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner- 2015. National Book Award Winner- 2014. AR 5.3 RC 8.4 Lexile 990. IL 4-9.
Brown Girl Dreaming IJ  
KM 12368KM 12368 Brown Girl Dreaming (Book & Audio CDs)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South. Kit contains audio read-along (4 CDs; 3 hours, 56 min.) and book (337 pages) by Jacqueline Woodson. Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner-2015. National Book Award Winner-2014 AR 5.3 RC 8.4 Lexile 990. IL 4-9.
Brown Girl Dreaming (Book & Audio CDs) IJ  
B 80532B 80532 Bubble Trouble and Other Poems and Stories
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Mahy, Margaret
Length: 66 Copyright: 1992

Collection of humorous stories and poems featuring a baby flying in a bubble, a lovestruck crocodile, and a grandmother who is tired of winter. Humorous poetry.
Bubble Trouble and Other Poems and Stories PI  
KM 8378KM 8378 Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre GR 1-2
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Scripts have multiple reading levels (1.5-3.0). Titles: Many Helping Hands (Theme: family and friends; content area: language arts); Poetry? Yuck! (Theme: kindness; content area: language arts); Lucky the Firehouse Dog (Community heroes; social studies); Moving Forward (Immigration; social studies); Money Counts (counting money; math); Webs of Beauty (patterns; math); A Garden in the City (environment; science); Amazing animals (animals-characteristics; science). Each script is based on a piece of children's literature: A Chair for My Mother, Tale of Custard the Dragon, Firefighters A to Z, How Many Days to America, If You Made a Million, Spider Weaver, City Green, Wolves. Guide provides lessons, ELL support and reproducibles. Contents: teacher's guide; hybrid teacher resource CD (character masks, poem overheads, PowerPoint shows, reproducibles, song overheads, take-home scripts); three performance audio CDs (with scripts, songs, and poems); 16 transparencies (song and poem for each script); and six copies of the eight different scripts.
Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre GR 1-2 P  
KM 8379KM 8379 Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre GR 3-4
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Scripts have multiple reading levels (2.5-4.0). Titles: A Teacher and a Friend (Theme: friendship; content area: language arts); Teaming with Mr. Cool! (teamwork; language arts); Grandfather's Storytelling (storytelling tradition in American Indian culture; social studies); Two Flat Friends Travel the World (world cultures; social studies); Mathematical Journey of a Lifetime (multiplication and factorials; math skills); Wigz will be Wigz (counting money); From the Sun to Beyond Pluto (solar system); and The Inventor: Benjamin Franklin (inventors and inventions). Each script is based on or complements a piece of children's literature: Bio of Helen Keller; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Knots on a Counting Rope; Flat Stanley; Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar; Pigs Will be Pigs; Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System; and What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? Guide provides lessons, ELL support and reproducibles. Contents: teacher's guide; hybrid teacher resource CD (character masks, poem overheads, PowerPoint shows, reproducibles, song overheads, take-home scripts); three performance audio CDs (with scripts, songs and poems), 16 transparencies (song and poem for each script); and six copies of the eight different scripts.
Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre GR 3-4 PI  
KM 8380KM 8380 Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre Gr 5-6
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Scripts have multiple reading levels (4.5-6.0). Titles: Lillian's Family Tree (Theme: heritage; content area: language arts); Remember Who you Are (express yourself; autobiography; language arts); Independence Trunk (responsibility; American Revolution; social studies); From Independence to Oregon (journeys and quests; Oregon Trail); Anglezandria and the Golden Tri-Scarab (cooperation and competition; geometric terms and shapes); How Puzzling! (problem solving; math); Little Things Matter (small things/matter; science); and Touchdown of the Wrong Kind (nature; tornadoes). Each script is based on or complements a piece of children's literature: Year Down Yonder; Boy; My Brother Sam Is Dead; Bound for Oregon; Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone; Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School; Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake; Eyewitness Science: Matter; and Night of the Twisters. Guide provides lessons, ELL support and reproducibles; Contents: teacher's guide; hybrid teacher resource CD (character masks, poem overheads, PowerPoint shows, reproducibles, song overheads, take-home scripts); three performance audio CDs (with scripts, songs and poems); 19 transparencies (song and poem for each script); and six copies of the eight different scripts.
Building Fluency Through Reader's Theatre Gr 5-6 I  
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 112111B 112111 Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sidman, Joyce
Length: 42 Copyright: 2006

Poem and factual information about meadow flora and fauna are presented alternately. Meadow animals. Meadows poetry. AR 5.3. RC 4.3. Lexile NP. IL 2-5.
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow 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 106471B 106471 C Is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Shepherd, Rajean
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from Nebraska's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 7.6. Follett RL 3.9.
C Is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet PI  
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 125579B 125579 Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Latham, Irene / Waters, Charles
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

Presents a collection of poems that looks at the experience of race through fifth graders Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is African American. Friendship poetry. Race awareness. Diversity. IL 3-7. AR 4.6. GR U.
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship PIJ  
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  
KM 11357KM 11357 Carnival of the Animals (Book & Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

An illustrated collection of animal poems, written to accompany composer Camille Saint-Saens' "The Carnival of the Animals." Contents: book and audio CD of author Jack Prelutsky reading the poems with the musical accompaniment. The final track is the musical piece performed by the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra. AR 5.3. IL 1-6.
Carnival of the Animals (Book & Audio CD) PI  
B 107423B 107423 Carry Me!
Grade Lvl: K Author: Wells, Rosemary
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Presents three illustrated rhyming stories for very young children that speak of the love between parents and their children. AR 2.0. Follett RL 1.9.
Carry Me! K  
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 89522B 89522 Casey at the Bat
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: Thayer, Ernest
Length: 30 Copyright: 2000

Illustrated (faux scrapbook) version of the classic poem of the 19th century baseball legend. Christopher Bing uses pen and ink scratchboard "engravings." AR 5.3. RC 3.1.
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 115959B 115959 Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 61 Copyright: 2011

A collection of nursery rhymes painted by Jackie Morris. IL K-2.
Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes 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 81835B 81835 Celebrating America
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Whipple, Laura
Length: 79 Copyright: 1994

Subtitle: A Collection Of Poems and Images Of the American Spirit. Expressions of American life by Whitman, Riley, Field, Longfellow, Dunbar, folk sources, Indian tribes and a host of others. Follett RL 6.9. Lexile NP.
Celebrating America IJS  
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 105080B 105080 Cesar: Si, Se Puede!=Yes, We Can!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bernier-Grand, Carmen
Length: 48 Copyright: 2004

A series of free verse poems tell the life story of Cesar Chavez, whose efforts as a labor leader in the mid-twentieth century brought better working conditions to migrant farmworkers in the U.S. AR 4.3. Follett RL 3.2. IL 2-6.
Cesar: Si, Se Puede!=Yes, We Can! PI  
V 17425V 17425 Chicka Chicka 123
Grade Lvl: K Author: Martin, Bill
Length: 6 Copyright: 2004

One hundred and one numbers race each other up the apple tree. As the numerals pile up, bumblebees come buzzing. Which number will save the day? Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Closed captioned.
Chicka Chicka 123 K  
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 88215B 88215 Child's Anthology of Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 323 Copyright: 1995

Diverse collection of poetry for children, combining the classics with modern and contemporary poems from writers like Wordsworth and Steveson, Angelou and Silverstein. Edited by Elizabeth Hauge Sword. RC 5.8. IL 4-7.
Child's Anthology of Poetry IJ  
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 87035B 87035 Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 1998

A collection of favorite poems by such writers as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes, with portraits of the poets, brief biographical background (38 poets), and illustrations by Paul Howard. IL 5-10.
Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection IJS  
V 12769V 12769 CLOUDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 1998

Explores clouds on two levels-the imaginative and the scientific in terms of the water cycle. Dew point. Relative humidity. Cloud types. Beauty of clouds. How the moods of clouds have inspired poets. Proverbs about clouds. Closed captioned.
CLOUDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN I  
B 101481B 101481 Color Me a Rhyme
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 31 Copyright: 2000

Poems that celebrate the colors of nature. AR 3.9. Follett RL 3.0. IL 3-7.
Color Me a Rhyme PIJ  
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 78638B 78638 COMPLETE POEMS TO SOLVE
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: SWENSON, MAY
Length: 116 Copyright: 1993

A selection of the author's poetry, largely dealing with nature, which challenges the reader to guess the subject of each poem or a meaning not immediately obvious.
COMPLETE POEMS TO SOLVE IJ  
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 123498B 123498 Contemporary American Poetry: "Not the End, But the Beginning"
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Llanas, Sheila Griffin
Length: 160 Copyright: 2010

Examines the lives and poetry of leading contemporary American poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell, covering their style, themes, and more, with examples of their work and short bibliographies. Poetry collection. American poets. IL 8-12.
Contemporary American Poetry: "Not the End, But the Beginning" JS  
B 108881B 108881 Count Me a Rhyme: Animal Poems by the Number
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Rhyming counting book with photographs together with poems that tell stories about them. Counting-out rhymes. Follett RL 4.4. RC 4.2.
Count Me a Rhyme: Animal Poems by the Number 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 88172B 88172 Crack in the Clouds and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Levy, Constance
Length: 40 Copyright: 1998

A collection of 38 original poems about the natural world. IL 3-6.
Crack in the Clouds and Other 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  
V 14758V 14758 CRAZY CASE OF POETRY
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 13 Copyright: 2000

The Sharp Wits discover why poetry looks and sounds different from other writing and why people choose to communicate their thoughts and feelings through poetry. Emphasizes the importance of following the steps in the writing process when creating a poem. From the series Sharp Wits. Closed captioned.
CRAZY CASE OF POETRY PI  
B 91808B 91808 Creating Readers: Over 1000 Games, Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schiller, Pam
Length: 447 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories To Get Children Excited About Reading. Tool to teach pre-reading skills.
Creating Readers: Over 1000 Games, Activities T  
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 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  
KM 11317KM 11317 Crossing Stones
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Frost, Helen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women's suffrage. Free verse and "cupped-hand sonnets." Contents: novel in verse (184 pages) by Helen Frost and three audio CD read-along (3.5 hours). AR 5.3. RC 5.4. Lexile 820. IL 7-12.
Crossing Stones JS  
B 83560B 83560 Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight
Grade Lvl: P Author: Nash, Ogden
Length: 30 Copyright: 1996

In this humorous poem, Custard the cowardly dragon saves the fair maiden Belinda from the wicked Sir Garagoyle. Courage. Bravery. RC 2.6.
Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight P  
B 83163B 83163 Cyrano the Bear
Grade Lvl: P Author: Rubel, Nicole
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

Cyrano, the bravest sheriff in the West, writes poetry and sends the unsigned poems to Roxane every Valentine's Day. He believes she couldn't love him because of his big nose so he allows her to think that Wolfie, the handsome deputy, is the poet. Roxane discovers that Cyrano is the poet after he captures the Gila Monster Gang. Follett RL 4.0.
Cyrano the Bear P  
B 105281B 105281 D Is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Grodin, Elissa
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

Presents a children's A to Z alphabet book on democracy and explains the government's structure and concepts including immigration and taxation. A four-line verse is presented for each letter of the alphabet. Each also has a more difficult informational text. Two levels of text. AR 7.3. Follett RL 4.5. RC 6.5. Lexile 1020.
D Is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet PIJ  
B 121596B 121596 Daniel Finds a Poem
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Archer, Micha
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

A little boy's animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature. Repetitive text. IL Pres-2.
Daniel Finds a Poem KP  
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 126253B 126253 Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Latham, Irene
Length: 119 Copyright: 2020

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity. All about me. Literature. Poetry. IL 4-8. Lexile 960.
Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z IJ  
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 100584B 100584 Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 2001

A scarecrow, washing machine, cow, and other objects and animals express themselves in this collection of poems. Selected by Paul B. Janeczko. Grades 3-6. RC 4.0.
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices PI  
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  
B 79921B 79921 Dogteam
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

Prose poem portrays the excitement, the danger, and the beauty of a night run. Sled dogs. Dogsledding. AR 3.2. RC 4.5. Lexile 960.
Dogteam KP  
B 106938B 106938 Don't Step on the Sky: A Handful of Haiku
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Chaikin, Miriam
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

A collection of haiku poems about the wonders and beauty of nature. Follett RL 2.7.
Don't Step on the Sky: A Handful of Haiku KPI  
B 86145B 86145 Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

A collection of poems, each of which appears on the page in the shape of its subject. Visual poetry. Concrete poems. AR 3.7. Follett RL 2.2. RC 2.9.
Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape KPI  
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  
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 112002B 112002 Dreamer
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Ryan Pam Munoz
Length: 372 Copyright: 2010

A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world. An author's note and several Neruda poems are appended. Pura Belpre Author Award Winner 2011. AR 4.6. RC 3.7. Lexile 650. GR level V IL 4-8.
Dreamer IJ  
B 120567B 120567 Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2014

Collection of art, prose, poetry, song, and memoir. Showcases the work of dozens of emerging and established contemporary Native American artists & writers. Identifies the contributors' nations & home reserves in the U.S. and Canada. They share stories about their lives & draw attention to issues facing Native American communities. Also includes musicians, students, dancers, entertainers, hunters, and photographers. Divided into four sections, 'Roots,' 'Battles,' 'Medicines,' and 'Dreamcatchers,' this book offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media. Stereotyping. Edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale. AR 6.8 IL 8-12.
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices JS  
B 118510B 118510 Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hale, Christy
Length: 34 Copyright: 2012

A collection of concrete poetry, illustrations, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world. Includes biographies of the architects, quotations, and sources. Lexile 550 IL Pres-3.
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building KP  
B 79686B 79686 EARTH LINES: POEMS FOR THE GREEN AGE
Grade Lvl: I Author: Moon, Pat
Length: 64 Copyright: 1993

The author's poems celebrate Earth and reflect a concern for its survival in an age of pollution.
EARTH LINES: POEMS FOR THE GREEN AGE I  
B 84467B 84467 Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bruchac, Joseph
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: Native American Poems Of the Land. A collection of tales about the Big Dipper from various North American Indian cultures. Follett RL 3.9. Picture book for older readers. IL 2-6.
Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems PI  
B 124794B 124794 Earth Verse: Haiku From the Ground Up
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Walker, Sally M
Length: 48 Copyright: 2018

A combination of haiku and impressionistic art that encourages readers to think playfully about our planet and its wondrous processes. Earth science. Poetry. Includes back matter. IL 3-8.
Earth Verse: Haiku From the Ground Up PIJ  
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  
KM 10069KM 10069 Ecology
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Contents: six copies of the Reading Advantage Program Level C Magazine. Lexile 790. Includes a variety of nonfiction such as interviews, essays, how-to articles, news story, plus fiction (poems and realistic fiction) about conservation and other environmental issues. Some topies: Sonoran Desert, Julia Butterfly Hill, Biosphere, Everglades, Ansel Adams.
Ecology IJS  
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 111988B 111988 Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Amato, Mary
Length: 140 Copyright: 2010

Complete title: Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook. When someone takes a pet goldfish then other items from Ms. Herschel's classroom, each time leaving a clue in the form of a poem, student Edgar Allan competes with a classmate to be first to solve the mystery. AR 4.3. RC 3.7. Lexile 650. IL 3-5.
Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation PI  
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 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 Creatures 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 Creatures That Never Were KPI  
DVD 1180DVD 1180 Evening With Edgar ALlan Poe
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 175 Copyright: 2000

Presents a dramatic version of Tell-Tale Heart (25 minutes), readings of Poe's greatest poems (23 minutes, Conqueror Worm, To My Mother, Israfel, Annabel Lee, City In the Sea, Eldorado, To Helen, Haunted Palace, Evening Star, The Raven), audio readings (116 minutes, Tell-Tale Heart, Cask Of Amontillado, Fall Of the House Of Usher, Gold Bug), a Poe biography and scrapbook. Color. One-week loan period.
Evening With Edgar ALlan Poe S  
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 125791B 125791 Everybody's Somewhere
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Spelman, Cornelia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

Invites children to imagine other people in other places doing different things, to be delighted by new ideas, and to be reassured that everyone is important and sharing the same world. Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018. Social studies connections. Story in verse. IL K-3. Lexile 410.
Everybody's Somewhere KP  
B 90334B 90334 Everything for Fall
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 268 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children. Presents classroom activities for young children to be used in September, October, and November, including fingerplays, games, songs, poems, and autumn-related math, science, art, music, language, movement, snacks and cooking, and dramatic play, as well as setup ideas for two learning centers.
Everything for Fall T  
B 90353B 90353 Everything for Spring
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 265 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children. Presents classroom activities for every day of March, April, and May, arranged by curriculum area in a month-by-month format, covering themes such as birds, hats, and gardening.
Everything for Spring T  
B 90335B 90335 Everything for Winter
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 270 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children. Presents hundreds of cross-curriculum classroom activities for months of December, January, and February, including games, songs, fingerplays, dramatic plays, cooking activities, and activities involving art, language, math, science, and movement.
Everything for Winter T  
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 82078B 82078 Family Reunion
Grade Lvl: P Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 30 Copyright: 1994

A series of poems describe the people and events at a family reunion.
Family Reunion P  
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  
V 14755V 14755 Fascinating Forms of Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 2000

The Sharp Wits learn about poetry in school and decide to write about the same experience using different forms of poetry. They share their writing styles including couplets, cinquains, limericks,senryu, and concrete poetry. From the series Sharp Wits. Closed captioned.
Fascinating Forms of Poetry PI  
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 123990B 123990 Finding the Rhyme in a Poem
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bodden, Valerie
Length: 22 Copyright: 2016

An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise. Poetry. Series nonfiction: Write Me a Poem. IL 2-6. AR 3.8. Lexile 580.
Finding the Rhyme in a Poem PI  
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 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 109120B 109120 Flush!: The Scoop on Poop Through the Ages
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Harper, Charise
Length: 25 Copyright: 2007

Illustrations and rhyming text describe the history of toilets and the disposal of human waste. Toilets. AR 5.1. Follett RL 3.8.
Flush!: The Scoop on Poop Through the Ages 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 97644B 97644 For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heard, Georgia
Length: 166 Copyright: 1989

Presents principles for teaching poetry elementary through college level. (Examples are primarily from elementary classrooms.)
For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry T  
B 84864B 84864 For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Greenfield, Eloise
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

In this poem, two children discover the importance of the human spirit and recognize their similarity to basketball star Michael Jordan. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. AR 3.5. RC 4.1.
For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me PI  
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 107025B 107025 Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Nelson, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

A series of poems on the life of Fortune, an 18th century African American slave in New England whose skeleton came too be an exhibit at Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum. Includes archival photos, reproductions, and Pamela Espeland's contextualizing notes and annotations. Coretta Scott King Honor book. AR 5.6. RC 9.3.
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem JS  
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 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 105343B 105343 G Is for Galaxy: An Out of This World Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Collison, Catherine
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

This A to Z children's pictorial covers topics such as the planets, craters, comets, orbits, and telescopes. Each word related to our galaxy or to space is introduced with a simple poem for younger readers and also includes detailed expository text for older readers. Two levels of text. AR 5.3. Follett RL 5.0.
G Is for Galaxy: An Out of This World Alphabet PI  
B 81773B 81773 Gather Up, Gather In: A Book of Seasons
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Helldorfer, Mary-Claire
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

Words and pictures evoke the changing seasons. Follett RL 3.5.
Gather Up, Gather In: A Book of Seasons KPI  
B 86843B 86843 Gathering the Sun: Alphabet in Spanish & English
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Ada, Alma Flor
Length: 40 Copyright: 1997

A book of poems about working the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. AR 4.7. RC 4.1. Lexile 590. Bilingual text.
Gathering the Sun: Alphabet in Spanish & English KPI  
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 123615B 123615 Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wissinger, Tamara Will
Length: 106 Copyright: 2017

Camping is fun. Until it's time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears? Includes a variety of poetic forms--from aubade to haiku--and writing tips about rhyme and rhythm. Story in verse. IL 2-5. AR 3.0. RC 5.5.
Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse PI  
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 106780B 106780 Good Dog
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Gottfried, Maya
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

Presents sixteen portraits of dogs (painted by Robert Rahway Zakanitch) each accompanied by a corresponding poem. Follett RL 1.9. RC 2.8. Lexile NP.
Good Dog KPI  
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 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  
V 10700V 10700 GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Grade Lvl: PI 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 PI  
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  
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  
B 104517B 104517 H Is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Pierce, Patricia
Length: 40 Copyright: 2003

The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to the state of Iowa. AR 6.6. Follett RL 3.7. From the series Discover America State by State. Picture book for older readers. Two levels of text.
H Is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet PI  
V 12041V 12041 HAIKU
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 14 Copyright: 1990

Examines the popular Japanese pastime of writing haiku and explains the Japanese attitudes toward nature and conservation.
HAIKU IJ  
B 51325B 51325 Haiku: The Mood of Earth
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Atwood, Ann
Length: 30 Copyright: 1971

Photographs and poetry explore the connecting relationship between man and nature.
Haiku: The Mood of Earth IJS  
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 84952B 84952 Harlem
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Walter Dean Myers celebrates Harlem through a poem that offers his impressions of the culture of the African American section of New York City. Illustrated by the author's son, Christopher. AR 3.6. Follett RL 3.9. RC 4.5. Lexile NP. IL 6-12.
Harlem IJS  
B 111250B 111250 Hate that Cat
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Creech, Sharon
Length: 152 Copyright: 2008

Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life. Novels in verse. AR 5.0. Follett RL 5.2. RC 3.7. Lexile NP. IL 4-7. GR level T.
Hate that Cat IJ  
B 101669B 101669 Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired By Twentieth-Century American Art
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 80 Copyright: 2001

A compilation of poems by Americans writing about American art in the twentieth century, including such writers as Nancy Willard, art. Jan Greenberg, editor. Follett RL 6.1. RC 7.1 IL 6-12. Outstanding book for the college bound.
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired By Twentieth-Century American Art IJS  
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 83436B 83436 Here There Be Unicorns
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Yolen, Jane
Length: 115 Copyright: 1994

A collection of new and previously published stories and poems about unicorns by Jane Yolen. AR 3.2. RC 5.2. Lexile 550. IL 5-9.
Here There Be Unicorns IJ  
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 74766B 74766 Hist Whist
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cummings, E.E.
Length: 24 Copyright: 1989

Presents Cummings' poem of ghosts and goblins. Illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray.
Hist Whist KPI  
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 86323B 86323 Hoops
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Burleigh, Robert
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball. AR 2.5. Lexile 260.
Hoops PIJ  
B 108219B 108219 Hormone Jungle
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bagert, Brod
Length: 121 Copyright: 2006

College-bound Christina Curtis is creating a scrapbook of the Digital Poets, her middle-school poetry group, which, interwoven with her narrative, reflects the hormonal angst of middle school. AR 5.4. Follett RL 5.6. IL 5-8.
Hormone Jungle IJ  
B 109991B 109991 Horrible Harry and the Dead Letters
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kline, Suzy
Length: 169 Copyright: 2008

Harry and Doug investigate when special bookmarks begin to disappear while their class is busy studying poetry and running their own post office. Lost and found possessions. AR 3.2. RC 2.3, Lexile 500. GR level L. IL 2-4.
Horrible Harry and the Dead Letters PI  
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 119571B 119571 How I Discovered Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nelson, Marilyn
Length: 103 Copyright: 2014

The author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through fifty poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" era, and the feminist movement. Fictionalized memoir in verse. Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honors - 2015.
How I Discovered Poetry IJS  
B 81188B 81188 How Now, Brown Cow?
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Schertle, Alice
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

Poems about cows.
How Now, Brown Cow? KPI  
B 109413B 109413 How to (Un)Cage a Girl
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Block, Francesca
Length: 119 Copyright: 2008

How to Uncage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block is a collection of poems for teenage girls. The three-part collection includes 45 autobiographical poems. Part one details the author's teen years. Part two follows her as an adult. Part three contains love poems for girls. IL gr 9-12.
How to (Un)Cage a Girl JS  
B 125571B 125571 How to Read a Book
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Alexander, Kwame
Length: 32 Copyright: 2019

Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end. Poetry. Diversity. IL K-3.
How to Read a Book KP  
B 120460B 120460 How to Write a Poem
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Minden, Cecilia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2011

A beginning writer's guide that includes tips and tricks for writing a poem. Writing poems can help teach new ways of thinking about words and their meanings. Activities in this book include writing a couplet; shape poem; sense poem; acrostic poem; & cinquain. Authorship. From the series Language Arts Explorer Junior: Writing. Lexile 520 IL 2-4.
How to Write a Poem PI  
B 88214B 88214 How to Write Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Janeczko, Paul
Length: 117 Copyright: 1999

Provides practical advice with checklists on the art of writing poetry. Authorship. Creative writing. RC 6.1. Lexile 910. IL 5-8.
How to Write Poetry IJ  
B 113844B 113844 Hurricane Dancers
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Engle, Margarita
Length: 145 Copyright: 2011

Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village. Novel in verse is told in multiple voices. Historical fiction story, set in the Caribbean in 1510, is based on historical events. Shipwrecks. Pura Belpre Author Honor Book-2012. AR 6.6. RC 11.0. Lexile 1170. IL 6-10.
Hurricane Dancers IJS  
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 56059B 56059 I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Grade Lvl: I Author: Merriam, Eve
Length: 31 Copyright: 1971

This simple poem is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. It tells the story of the life and death of Dr. King.
I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. I  
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 84632B 84632 I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: Poems
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 261 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: A Book Of Her Poems & His Poems Collected In Pairs. A collection of poems, by male and female authors, presented in pairings that offer insight into how men and women look at the world, both separately and together. RC 7.9. IL 7-12. Outstanding book for the college bound.
I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: Poems JS  
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 101457B 101457 I INVITED A DRAGON TO DINNER
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: And Other Poems To Make You Laugh Out Loud. A collection of humorous poems about such subjects as pickles, dragons, and mothers.
I INVITED A DRAGON TO DINNER KPI  
B 105417B 105417 I Is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Schonberg, Marcia
Length: 48 Copyright: 2005

An A to Z introduction to modern inventions such as computers, microwave, umbrella, zipper, and many more. Each invention is introduced with a poem and includes detailed-filled expository text. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. AR 7.0. Follett RL 2.0.
I Is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet PI  
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 80827B 80827 I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY...
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 106 Copyright: 1993

A selection of children's poems and drawings reflecting their surroundings in Terezin Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942-1944.
I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY... JS  
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  
B 115372B 115372 I, Too, Am America
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Hughes, Langston
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Presents the poem of Langston Hughes in which highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. Coretta Scott King Book Awards Illustrator Winner - 2013. Lexile 390 IL K-5.
I, Too, Am America KPI  
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 76020B 76020 If the Owl Calls Again: Poetry
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 114 Copyright: 1990

Collection of poems about owls by many authors, including Native Americans. Selected by Myra Livingston. IL 5-9.
If the Owl Calls Again: Poetry IJ  
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 103922B 103922 If You're Not From the Prairie...
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bouchard, David
Length: 30 Copyright: 1995

A poem, accompanied by landscape paintings, celebrates the natural beauty of the prairie and the joys of growing up on it. AR 4.1. Follett RL 3.5. IL 3-6. Canadian poetry.
If You're Not From the Prairie... PI  
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 124792B 124792 Imagine
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Herrera, Juan Felipe
Length: 32 Copyright: 2018

When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. Juvenile nonfiction. Autobiography. Migrant workers. Immigrants. IL K-3.
Imagine KP  
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 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 85081B 85081 In the Swim
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Florian, Douglas
Length: 48 Copyright: 1997

A collection of humorous poems about such underwater creatures as the starfish, piranha, and clam. AR and RC 3.2. Lexile NP.
In the Swim KPI  
B 113953B 113953 In the Wild
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Elliott, David
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

A woodcut-illustrated collection of short poems that celebrates wild animals. Showcases 14 wild creatures, including a lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros, sloth, jaguar, panda, tiger, orangutan, kangaroo, buffalo, wolf, and polar bear. AR 2.8. IL K-4.
In the Wild 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 116293B 116293 Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 94 Copyright: 2013

Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Social problems Poetry. Most are written by American authors. Edited by Gail Bush & Randy Meyer.
Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice JS  
B 110259B 110259 Insect Soup: Bug Poems
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Polisar, Barry
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

Collection of humorous poems that present facts about various insects. Illustrated by David Clark.
Insect Soup: Bug Poems KPI  
B 53873B 53873 IT'S HALLOWEEN
Grade Lvl: P Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 56 Copyright: 1977

Ghosts, pumpkins, witches, and black cats abound in orginal Halloween poems for the beginning reader.
IT'S HALLOWEEN P  
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  
B 64738B 64738 IT'S THANKSGIVING
Grade Lvl: P Author: Prelutsky, Jack
Length: 47 Copyright: 1982

Poems about this November holiday.
IT'S THANKSGIVING P  
B 105418B 105418 J Is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Ulmer, Mike
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

From A to Z basketball's history, famous players, and the game's basics such as dribble, pass, and zone are explained using simple rhymes for each letter topic and expository text filled with details. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. Follett RL 5.5.
J Is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet PI  
B 124293B 124293 Jabberwalking
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Herrera, Juan Felipe
Length: 137 Copyright: 2018

Viewing the world from a poet's perspective, explaining how "jabberwalking" poets draw inspiration from everything they experience to express themselves in creative ways. Poetry Collection. Juvenile nonfiction. IL 4-8.
Jabberwalking PIJ  
B 85223B 85223 January Rides the Wind: Book of Months
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Otten, Charlotte
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Twelve poems, one describing each month.
January Rides the Wind: Book of Months KP  
KM 12218KM 12218 Jazz
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Kit contains the 2007 Coretta Scott King Honor book (48 pages) by Walter Dean Myers which celebrates the roots of jazz music and the Odyssey Award Winner audiobook (42 minutes). IL 3-9.
Jazz PIJ  
B 109873B 109873 Jazz
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 48 Copyright: 2006

Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music. Coretta Scott King Honor Book, 2007. IL 3-9.
Jazz PIJ  
B 81001B 81001 July Is a Mad Mosquito
Grade Lvl: P Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

A poem for each month of the year evokes the sounds, smells, and sights of the time. Months.
July Is a Mad Mosquito P  
B 90347B 90347 Jump, Wiggle, Twirl & Giggle!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Altman, Roberta
Length: 112 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: 25 Fun and Easy Movement Activities for Every Day. Teacher's guide with instructions for 25 physical activities that teach about subjects such as animals, folktales, and multicultural celebrations; build skills in areas such as vocabulary, shapes, and numbers; and can be done in the classroom. For grades PreK-1.
Jump, Wiggle, Twirl & Giggle! T  
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 110083B 110083 Junior Rhyming Dictionary
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Foster, John
Length: 160 Copyright: 2006

An illustrated dictionary of rhyming words for children, with additional activities to help develop writing skills and an alphabetical index of rhyming sounds.
Junior Rhyming Dictionary PI  
B 106729B 106729 K Is for Kitten
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Leopold, Niki
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

A rhyming alphabet book which follows a kitten named Rosie from the alley in which she is found to the "ZZzzs" she enjoys with the family that gives her a home. Cats Poetry. AR 2.1 IL Pres-1.
K Is for Kitten KP  
B 123878B 123878 Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 31 Copyright: 2017

Thirteen classic poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and David McCord are paired with parodies written by the author that honor and play off of the original poems in a range of ways. Poetry. Parodies. IL 2-6. AR 4.6. Lexile 630.
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies PI  
B 109499B 109499 Keeping the Night Watch
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Smith, Hope
Length: 73 Copyright: 2008

A thirteen year old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear. Sequel to Way a Door Closes (103931). Coretta Scott King Honor book (author). Story is told in free verse. AR 3.6. Follett RL 3.4. RC 4.2. IL 5-8.
Keeping the Night Watch IJ  
B 104527B 104527 Kick in the Head: Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 61 Copyright: 2005

Presents an illustrated collection of poems which showcases 29 different poetic forms, each with a brief definition. Literary form. Selected by Paul B. Janeczko. Illustrated by Chris Raschko. AR 6.0. Follett RL 6.4. RC 5.2.
Kick in the Head: Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms PIJ  
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 90868B 90868 Kindergarten Themes
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ketch, Susan
Length: 351 Copyright: 1994

Complete title: Kindergarten Themes: Activities for Math, Literature, Math and Movement, Food Experiences, Science, Arts and Crafts, Field Trips, Bulletin Boards, and More!
Kindergarten Themes 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 106467B 106467 L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Crane, Carol
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

An alphabetical introduction to the state of Alaska. From the series Discover America State by State. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. AR 5.4. Follett RL 4.3.
L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet PI  
B 106468B 106468 L Is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wargin, Kathy-Jo
Length: 40 Copyright: 2000

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from Illinois's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 6.6. Follett RL 6.6.
L Is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet 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  
B 112625B 112625 Last Song: A Poem
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Guthrie, James
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

A family of squirrels enjoys spending the day together. This short poem by an early-20th-century Scottish poet James Guthrie is illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann. IL Pres.-1.
Last Song: A Poem KP  
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  
KM 7448KM 7448 LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS
Grade Lvl: T Author: ATWELL, NANCIE
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Book has over 100 minilessons developed by Nancie Atwell to improve her students' (7th and 8th grades) writing. Lessons are divided into four categories: Lessons about Topics (ways to help students develop ideas for pieces of writing); Lessons about Principles (ways to think and craft deliberately to create meaningful, literary writing); Lessons about Genres (how to observe, name, and internalize the qualities of good free verse, formatted poetry, essays, short stories, memories, parodies, and book reviews); and Lessons about Conventions. Accompanying binder has reproducible and overheads. Two-week loan period.
LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS T  
B 124821B 124821 Let's Celebrate Christmas
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 24 Copyright: 2018

Introduction to several Christmas holiday tradition, from building a gingerbread house to sharing presents under the tree. Series nonfiction: Rookie Poetry: Holidays And Celebrations. IL K-3. AR 3.6. RC 5.2. Lexile 790.
Let's Celebrate Christmas KP  
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 124820B 124820 Let's Celebrate Halloween
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 24 Copyright: 2018

Introduction to Halloween traditions, from carving a jack-o-lantern to trick-or-treating with friends. Series nonfiction: Rookie Poetry: Holidays And Celebrations. IL K-3. AR 3.5. RC 3.5. Lexile 630.
Let's Celebrate Halloween KP  
B 124819B 124819 Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 24 Copyright: 2018

Introduction to Thanksgiving traditions, from setting the table to sharing a meal with family. Series nonfiction: Rookie Poetry: Holidays And Celebrations. IL K-3. AR 3.8. RC 4.5. Lexile 740.
Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving KP  
B 124818B 124818 Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 24 Copyright: 2018

An introduction to Valentine's Day, from making a card for a friend to sharing a kiss with a parent. Series nonfiction: Rookie Poetry: Holidays And Celebrations. IL K-3. AR 3.4. RC 3.3. Lexile 580.
Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day KP  
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 81046B 81046 Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Angelou, Maya
Length: 32 Copyright: 1993

Presents Maya Angelou's poem about fear. Illustrated by paintings and drawings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Features biographies of both author and artist.
Life Doesn't Frighten Me PI  
B 92031B 92031 Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work
Grade Lvl: T Author: Diller, Debbie
Length: 218 Copyright: 2003

Offers suggestions for setting up and managing literacy work stations--places where children can engage independently in meaningful work or interact with one another using a variety of materials to explore and expand their literacy. Provides organizational strategies such as how to assess student achievement and guide children in being accountable for their own learning. Work stations include classroom library, Big Book station, writing, drama, ABC/word study, poetry, and more.
Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work T  
B 92495B 92495 Literature Circle Guide: Out of the Dust
Grade Lvl: T Author: McCarthy, Tara
Length: 33 Copyright: 2003

Guide to using the book Out of the Dust for literature circles in grades 4-8 that includes management tips, biographical profile of Karen Hesse, reading comprehension strategies, reproducible writing prompts, discussion questions, and project ideas.
Literature Circle Guide: Out of the Dust T  
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 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 87460B 87460 Lives: Poems About Famous Americans
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 31 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poetric portraits of sixteen famous Americans from Paul Revere to Neil Armstrong, by such as authors as Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, and X.J. Kennedy. AR 5.0. RC 4.9. IL 3-7.
Lives: Poems About Famous Americans PIJ  
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  
B 86007B 86007 LLAMA WHO HAD NO PAJAMA: 100 FAVORITE POEMS
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Hoberman, Mary Ann
Length: 68 Copyright: 1998

An illustrated collection of poems about all sorts of subjects, including "Wishes," "Ducks," "When I Need a Real Baby," and "Growing."
LLAMA WHO HAD NO PAJAMA: 100 FAVORITE POEMS KPI  
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 84060B 84060 Lots of Limericks
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 131 Copyright: 1991

Collection of 210 limericks selected by Myra Cohn Livingston. Poems are arranged according to such subjects as holidays, foods, peculiar people, and accidents. Includes index with first lines. Follett RL 5.2.
Lots of Limericks I  
B 67892B 67892 Love & Kisses
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 48 Copyright: 1984

Twenty-five poems about love, mainly by modern American poets including Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Nikki Giovanni, Shel Silverstein and Judith Viorst.
Love & Kisses I  
B 85158B 85158 Love Letters
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Adoff, Arnold
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

A collection of 20 poems written by kids and klutzes, secret admirers and detractors, friends, enemies, and skeptics to the objects of their affection--or aversion. Valentine's Day. AR 3.3. RC 3.5. Lexile 450.
Love Letters PIJ  
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 100887B 100887 LOVE THAT DOG
Grade Lvl: I Author: CREECH, SHARON
Length: 86 Copyright: 2001

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem. AR level 4.5. Follett RL 4.1. RC 4.9.
LOVE THAT DOG I  
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  
B 105419B 105419 M Is for Melody: A Music Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wargin, Kathy-jo
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

Letters of the alphabet are represented by words that relate to music, presented in short rhymes about instruments, terms, composers, and styles, each with additional information about the topic. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. AR 5.6. Follett RL 4.4.
M Is for Melody: A Music Alphabet PI  
B 106472B 106472 M Is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Anderson, William
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from South Dakota's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 5.7. Follett RL 3.8.
M Is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet PI  
B 95432B 95432 Mailbox 2012-2013 Yearbook: Grades 2-3
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 320 Copyright: 2013

Resource (with index) has ideas and activities from Mailbox Magazine. Introduces language arts, math, science, social studies, learning centers, seasonal activities, arts and crafts, displays, management tips, etc.
Mailbox 2012-2013 Yearbook: Grades 2-3 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 125842B 125842 Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Length: 127 Copyright: 2018

Presents a collection of poems that looks at the final months of Baptist minister and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Includes bibliographical references and timelines. Poetry. Biography. IL 5-9. AR 4.8. Lexile 730. GR Z.
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King IJ  
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 105908B 105908 Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Tang, Greg
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

Presents a collection of rhymes and riddles that help children ages 7-12 with their math and problem-solving skills. Strategies to make arithmetic faster & easier (make smart sums; find patterns and symmetries; look for groups of equal size). Follett RL 2.8. RC 3.1.
Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food PI  
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  
B 105936B 105936 Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Kurtz, Jane
Length: 256 Copyright: 2004

A collection of short stories (12) and poems (3) by authors from both continents about life in various African countries and some of the experiences and impressions of Americans in Africa and of Africans in America. Includes biographical information about the authors. Follett RL 4.0. AR 5.1.
Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America IJS  
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 95235B 95235 Metaphors, Similes, and Other Word Pictures
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fandel, Jennifer
Length: 48 Copyright: 2006

Discusses the use of metaphors, similes, and other word pictures in poetry, and features examples and illustrations. Metaphor. Simile. Poetics. From the series Understanding Poetry. IL 5-T.
Metaphors, Similes, and Other Word Pictures T  
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 104196B 104196 Moe McTooth: An Alley Cat's Tale
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Spinelli, Eileen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2003

When the weather turned cold and snowy, the alley cat Moe McTooth was glad to become an apartment cat, until the return of spring made him long for the outdoors. AR 2.7. Follett RL 3.9.
Moe McTooth: An Alley Cat's Tale 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  
B 105340B 105340 Monday on the Mississippi
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

Describes scenes along the Mississippi River over the course of a week, beginning in Minnesota when it is a tiny stream and going all the way to the gulf coast of Louisiana. Includes a section of historical information about the river. AR 4.7. Follett RL 2.4.
Monday on the Mississippi KPI  
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 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 101216B 101216 MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT, POEMS TO FILL YOUR DAY
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

A selection of poems about the activities in a child's day, written by poets including Myra Cohn Livingston, Jeff Moss, Langston Hughes, and Charlotte Zolotow. Selected by Sharon Taberski. AR level 3.3. Follett RL 2.2.
MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT, POEMS TO FILL YOUR DAY KP  
B 112552B 112552 Mother Goose Picture Puzzles
Grade Lvl: K Author: Hillenbrand, Will
Length: 40 Copyright: 2011

Nursery rhymes are presented in the form of rebuses. IL Pres-K.
Mother Goose Picture Puzzles 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  
KM 10071KM 10071 Mountains
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Contents: six copies of the Reading Advantage Program level D Magazine. Lexile 890. Includes a variety of nonfiction articles such as travelogue, biographical sketch, photo essay and fiction such as poems, play, Greek myth about mountain climbing, Sherpas, people facing their personal mountains and overcoming obstacles, Prometheus, working dogs, International Space Station, and more.
Mountains IJS  
B 109223B 109223 Ms. Coco Is Loco!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gutman, Dan
Length: 100 Copyright: 2007

A.J. wonders if his life will ever be normal again after being assigned to Ms. Coco's gifted program during Poetry Month. From the series My Weird School. AR 3.9. Follett RL 3.8. RC 3.4. Lexile 620. IL 2-4. GR level O.
Ms. Coco Is Loco! PI  
B 89972B 89972 My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 83 Copyright: 2000

A collection of poems evocative of seven geographical regions of the United States, including the Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes, Plains, Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Coast States. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States PIJ  
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 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 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 81809B 81809 My Son John
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Aylesworth, Jim
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

Depicts, in rhyming text and illustrations, the daily chores and activities of a group of children on a large farm. AR and Follett RL 2.0. RC 1.8. Lexile 550.
My Son John KP  
KM 10072KM 10072 Mystery
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Contents: five copies of the Reading Advantage Program Level A Magazine. Lexile 500. Includes a variety of nonfiction and fiction genres: biographical sketch (Amelia Earhart), journal (Lost Colony), poems, play, mysteries, and articles about Easter Island, code talkers, detectives, and optical illusions, etc.
Mystery IJS  
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 122078B 122078 Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cannon, Nick
Length: 1142 Copyright: 2015

Join Nick Cannon as he rhymes his way through a world filled with fantastical robots and dinosaurs, mean lunch ladies, terrifying babysitters, and a vegetarian who's had one too many bowls of beans. Also included are tributes to his family members, several children he's met on his travels, poet Shel Silverstein, and hip-hop icons. Dinosaurs- Poetry. Extraterrestrial beings- Poetry. Humorous poetry. Robots- Poetry. AR 4.7 IL 3-5.
Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: and Other Poems PI  
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 87312B 87312 No More Homework! No More Test!
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 74 Copyright: 1997

A light-hearted collection of poems about the trials and tribulations of going to school, by such authors as Bruce Lansky, Carol Diggory Shields, Jack Prelutsky, and Joyce Armor. RC 4.5. Lexile NP. IL 2-6.
No More Homework! No More Test! PI  
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 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 112742B 112742 Oh How Sylvester Can Pester!: And Other Poems
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kinerk, Robert
Length: 28 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: And Other Poems More or Less About Manners. Contains illustrated poetry for children on the subject of manners, with poems about cleaning, chewing, giggling, sneezing, eating, and more.AR 4.2. IL K-3.
Oh How Sylvester Can Pester!: And Other Poems KP  
B 84241B 84241 Oh, Grow Up!: Poems to Help You Survive Parents
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Heide, Florence
Length: 30 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Poems To Help You Survive Parents, Chores, School and Other Afflictions. A collection of poems about surviving daily life presented from a child's point of view. Follett RL 3.8. RC 3.3. Lexile 480.
Oh, Grow Up!: Poems to Help You Survive Parents 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 86968B 86968 Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author: George, Kristine
Length: 48 Copyright: 1998

A collection of short, simple poems which present images relating to trees in various circumstances and throughout the seasons. AR 4.6. RC 3.4. Lexile NP.
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems PI  
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 112152B 112152 On the Farm
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Elliott, David
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

Describes all the animals of the farmyard, including a goat, a cow, a rooster, bees, and bunnies, presented in verse and accompanied by woodcut and watercolor illustrations. AR 1.5. IL Pres-1.
On the Farm KP  
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 104134B 104134 One, Two, Skip a Few!: First Number Rhymes
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

Practice counting skills with old and new rhymes featuring five speckled frogs, three wee monkeys and eight magpies. Counting-out rhymes. Finger plays. Illustrated by Roberta Arenson. Follett RL 2.5.
One, Two, Skip a Few!: First Number Rhymes 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 112693B 112693 Open Court Classics, Level 2
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 349 Copyright: 2003

Anthology is part of an enrichment program for advanced readers in second grade. Includes legends; foltales; poems; biographies; book excerpts (from Bambi; How Fossils Are Made; Wizard of Oz; Mr. Blue Jeans.
Open Court Classics, Level 2 P  
B 112694B 112694 Open Court Classics, Level 3
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 251 Copyright: 2003

Anthology is part of an enrichment program for advanced readers in third grade. Includes folktales; poems; fables; myth; fairy tale; autobiography/biographies; book excerpts (from the Velveteen Rabbit, Henry & Beezus; Betsy and Tacy Go Downown, Miracles on Maple Hill, These Happy Golden Years; etc.)
Open Court Classics, Level 3 P  
B 112695B 112695 Open Court Classics, Level 4
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 253 Copyright: 2003

Anthology is part of an enrichment program for advanced readers in fourth grade. Includes poems; animal stories; biographies; book excerpts (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; Behind Rebel Lines; Where the Red Fern Grows; Little Women; Robinson Crusoe; Letters from Rifka; Story of Doctor Dolittle, etc.)
Open Court Classics, Level 4 I  
B 112696B 112696 Open Court Classics, Level 5
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 233 Copyright: 2003

Anthology is part of an enrichment program for advanced readers in 5th grade. Includes poems, biographies, expository texts; myth (Jason & the Golden Fleece) and book excerpts (from Robin Hood; Raymond's Run; Wrinkle in Time; Secret of the Andes; Johnny Tremain;My Brother Sam Is Dead; Don Quixote; The Hobbit; etc.)
Open Court Classics, Level 5 I  
B 112697B 112697 Open Court Classics, Level 6
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 240 Copyright: 2003

Anthology is part of an enrichment program for advanced readers in sixth grade. Includes poems; folktales; expository texts; legend (Mu Lan); biography/autobiography; book excerpts (from Call It Courage; Incredible Journey; 20,000 Leagues; Animal Farm; Watership Down; Silent Spring; Born Free; etc.)
Open Court Classics, Level 6 I  
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  
KM 6934KM 6934 Out of the Dust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: HESSE, KAREN
Length: 0 Copyright: 1997

In a series of poems, fifteen year old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Contents: ten copies of the Newbery winner book and Teacher Created Materials literature unit. AR 5.3. Follett RL 4.5. RC 5.1. GR level X.
Out of the Dust IJS  
B 85354B 85354 Out of the Dust
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: HESSE, KAREN
Length: 227 Copyright: 1997

In a series of poems, fifteen year old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. AR 5.3. Follett RL 4.5. RC 5.3. GR level X. Scott O'Dell Award 1998.
Out of the Dust IJS  
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 123875B 123875 Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Alexander, Kwame
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen. Includes back matter. Poetry collection.
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets 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  
KM 10838KM 10838 Outspoken!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Halbrook, Sara
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: How to Improve Writing and Speaking Skills Through Poetry Performance by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger. Contains lessons and exercises designed to help students improve their writing and speaking skills by performing poems, each with a stated objective, a procedure, notes on possible stumbling blocks, and extra credit possibilities. Performance poetry--study and teaching (elementary and secondary). Poetry slams. Contents: book and DVD (live student performances). Two-week loan period.
Outspoken! T  
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 78739B 78739 Over the River and Through the Wood
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Child, Lydia
Length: 28 Copyright: 1989

An illustrated version of the well-known text describing the joys of a Thanksgiving visit to grandmother's house.
Over the River and Through the Wood 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 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 84378B 84378 Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 1996

Collection of 93 poems (most are by British poets). Edited by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark. IL 6-10.
Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems IJS  
B 109636B 109636 Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Soto, Gary
Length: 100 Copyright: 2009

A humorous collection of poetry told from the point of view of both girls and boys who share their emotions about first loves, crushes, and broken hearts. Soto's volume of poetry for teens is divided into two sections, the first titled "A Girl's Tears, Her Songs" and the second called "A Boy's Body. His Words." RC 5.7. RL 7-10.
Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing JS  
V 11868V 11868 Paul Revere's Ride
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 10 Copyright: 1964

Animated presentation of this poem by Longfellow.
Paul Revere's Ride IJ  
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 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 78667B 78667 Peeling the Onion: An Anthology of Poems
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Gordon, Ruth
Length: 94 Copyright: 1993

An international anthology of poems about animals, seasons, games, and other topics, by such authors as Octavio Paz, Boris Pasternak, and Walt Whitman. IL 8-12.
Peeling the Onion: An Anthology of Poems JS  
B 102008B 102008 Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey With the Boys Choir Of Harlem
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Smith, Charles
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: A Musical Journey With the Boys Choir Of Harlem: Poems and Photographs By Charles R. Smith, Jr. A collection of poems that capture the feelings and expression of music in some of its forms. AR 5.8. IL 3-7.
Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey With the Boys Choir Of Harlem PIJ  
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  
KM 11475KM 11475 Phonics Poetry Using Word Families Grades K-2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carter, Penny
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

Contains 16 simple poems. Each poem is followed by one or two reproducible worksheets. Contents: book and CD-ROM which contains PDF transparencies and poems. Two-week loan period.
Phonics Poetry Using Word Families Grades K-2 T  
B 123963B 123963 Picturing Words in a Poem
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bodden, Valerie
Length: 22 Copyright: 2016

n elementary exploration of images and personification in poetry, introducing similes, metaphors, and haiku as well as poets such as William Carlos Williams. Includes a writing exercise. Poetry. Nonfiction. Series: Write Me a Poem. IL 2-6. AR 3.8. Lexile 550. GR O.
Picturing Words in a Poem PI  
B 102052B 102052 Pierced by a Ray of Sun
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 105 Copyright: 1995

An international anthology of poems about loneliness. Selected by Ruth Gordon. RC 7.9. Lexile NP. IL 7-12.
Pierced by a Ray of Sun JS  
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 81827B 81827 Please Don't Squeeze Your Boa, Noah!
Grade Lvl: P Author: Singer, Marilyn
Length: 32 Copyright: 1995

A collection of poems on a wide variety of animals, including common pets as well as dolpins and wet chickens. Follett RL 2.1.
Please Don't Squeeze Your Boa, Noah! P  
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 119940B 119940 Poem in Your Pocket
Grade Lvl: P Author: McNamara, Margaret
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance. Perfectionism. Authorship- fiction. Lexile 530 GR level N IL 1-3.
Poem in Your Pocket P  
B 91576B 91576 Poem of the Week
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: 50 Irresistible Poems With Activities That Teach Key Reading & Writing Skills...and Inspire a Love Of Poetry All Year Long! Selected by Maria Fleming. Grades K-2.
Poem of the Week T  
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 101675B 101675 POEMS FROM HOMEROOM
Grade Lvl: JST Author: APPELT, KATHI
Length: 114 Copyright: 2002

A collection of poems about the experiences of young people and a section with information about how each poem was written to enable readers to create their own original poems. Most of the poems are free verse. Others--villanelle, a sestina, haiku, acrostics, poem in five acts. Teenagers-poetry. Authorship. Follett RL 7.3.
POEMS FROM HOMEROOM JST  
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  
B 123879B 123879 Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Tate, Don
Length: 36 Copyright: 2015

In this powerful biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern African-American man to be published, Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination. This is the story of North Carolina slave George Moses Horton, who taught himself to read, learned to write, and became a well-known, published poet in spite of his slave status. IL 3-6. AR 4.5. RC 4.5. Lexile 730. GR S.
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton PI  
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 101595B 101595 Poetry
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Burkholder, Kelly
Length: 24 Copyright: 2001

Discusses the elements of poetry, some different types of poetry, how to find ideas, and making changes to what you write. Authorship. From the series Artistic Adventures. AR level 3.7. Follett RL 2.6. IL 1-4.
Poetry PI  
DVD 2253DVD 2253 Poetry and Its Relevance: An Experiment
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 13 Copyright: 2005

What is poetry, and what place does it have in today's society? In an attempt to answer these questions, two filmmakers stood an old refrigerator on a busy San Francisco street corner, invited passersby to compose poems using magnetic poetry kits, and filmed the intriguing results. Both funny and poignant, this jewel of a program will make a provocative addition to courses on creative writing, poetics, language studies, and the sociology of contemporary culture. Serendipitously inspired and surprisingly profound. Closed captioned.
Poetry and Its Relevance: An Experiment S  
KM 11640KM 11640 Poetry Builders (8 Books)
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Each book in the Poetry Builder series takes the reader through a process of learning about and then writing a different type of poetry. These how-to poetry books focus on friends writing poems together. Titles: Ana and Adam Build an Acrostic (AR 3.1 GR level N); Connor and Clara Build a Concrete Poem (AR 2.9 GR level N); Henry and Hala Build a Haiku (AR 2.9 GR level N); Luke and Leo Build a Limerick (AR 3.3 GR level N); Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem (AR 2.6 GR level N); Penelope and Pip Build a Prose Poem (AR 3.5 GR level N Lexile 560); Rena and Rio Build a Rhyme (AR 3.3 GR level N); Sophie and Sadie Build a Sonnet (AR 3.0 GR level N Lexile 580) Authorship. IL 2-4.
Poetry Builders (8 Books) PI  
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  
KM 9470KM 9470 Poetry Charts (BB)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1997

Contains six poetry charts: lyric; narrative; haiku; free verse; cinquain; and limerick. Also includes a booklet of student reproducibles and activities taken from the reverse sides of the charts.
Poetry Charts (BB) IJ  
B 98892B 98892 Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing
Grade Lvl: T Author: Collom, Jack
Length: 252 Copyright: 1994

Subtitle: Teaching Poetry Writing In School and In the Community. Bulk of the book describes and illustrates more than 50 exercises: acrostics, chants, definition poems, question poems, sestinas, water poems, etc. Accompanying each exercise are explanatory remarks, variations, cross-references to other exercises, and sample student poems from virtually every grade level. Includes 11 explanatory essays by the authors on a variety of poetry- and teaching-related topics, such as using model poems, teaching sound and rhythm, and dealing with revision.
Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing T  
KM 9254KM 9254 Poetry Forms (12 Posters) (BB)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Set of 12 posters. One poster defines poetic terms. Each of the other 11 posters defines one poetry form and gives an example or examples of that form: Free Verse (Ego Tripping by Nikki Giovanni); Sonnet (How Do I Love thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning); Villanelle (Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas; Cinquain (Triad by Adelaide Crapsey); Ballad (John Henry); Blank Verse (passage from Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare); Haiku (Japanese haiku by Basho and Chiyo-ni); Epic (selection from the Popol Vuh); Ode (excerpt from Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats); Rap (excerpt from making Progress by Blackalicious); and Limerick (three examples).
Poetry Forms (12 Posters) (BB) JS  
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 95405B 95405 Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards (K-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heard, Georgia
Length: 128 Copyright: 2013

Contains lesson plans and activities, which are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, for teaching poetry in kindergarten through fifth grade, covering meaning, fluency, structure, figurative language, metaphor & simile, rhythm, choral reading, and more.
Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards (K-5) T  
B 102017B 102017 Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem From the Inside Out
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fletcher, Ralph
Length: 142 Copyright: 2002

Provides children with practical advice on how to write poems. Follett RL 6.0.
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem From the Inside Out IJ  
B 93039B 93039 Poetry Writing (Grades 1-3)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2002

Shows how to guide primary students through the process of writing poetry. Discusses the different types of poetry and gives examples (cinquain, couplet, diamante, free verse, Haiku, limerick, triante, acrostic, alphabet poem, etc.). Provides work sheets, poetry templates, and word-bank templates that correspond to the various types of poems. Provides poem "skeletons" for a variety of seasonal poetry. Also includes poetry project ideas. Compiled by J.L. Smith.
Poetry Writing (Grades 1-3) T  
B 123962B 123962 Poking Fun in a Poem
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bodden, Valerie
Length: 22 Copyright: 2016

An elementary exploration of word play and attitude in poetry, introducing puns, stanzas, and limericks as well as poets such as Edward Lear. Includes a writing exercise. Word play. Poetry. Nonfiction. Series: Write Me a Poem. Includes glossary and an index. IL 2-6. AR 3.6. Lexile 590. GR O.
Poking Fun in a Poem PI  
B 109447B 109447 Polar Animals
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hess, Paul
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Collection of rhymes about animals that live in polar regions, including a seal, arctic hare, penguin, reindeer, arctic fox, walrus, snowy owl, and polar bear. From the series Animal Verse.
Polar Animals KP  
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 92888B 92888 Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives Gr K-6
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brand, Max
Length: 118 Copyright: 2006

Provides whole-class, small group, and individual strategies for building reading and writing fluency. Includes 22 sample lessons adapted to both primary and intermediate grades; describes whole-class lessons and discussion; gives examples of how to differentiate fluency instruction; includes fluency prompts and assessment rubrics. Suggests how to maximize fluency instruction during transition periods, small-group instruction, and read-aloud sessions.
Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives Gr K-6 T  
B 92879B 92879 Practice With Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6
Grade Lvl: T Author: Diller, Debbie
Length: 217 Copyright: 2005

Shows teachers of grades three-to-six how to establish routines for independent reading and response writing and how to set up and manage a variety of hands-on literacy work stations for intermediate students so thatall studnets can be successful doing meaningful independent work. Includes listening, buddy reading, spelling, handwriting, newspaper,grammar, word study, poetry, content area, and drama work stations. Appendix includes time-saving tools such as management board icons, graphic organizers, task cards, and recommended Web sites and children's literature.
Practice With Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6 T  
B 114360B 114360 Praise Song for the Day
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Alexander, Elizabeth
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Presents the text of the poem composed and read by Elizabeth Alexander for President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2009. Illustrated by David Diaz. IL 2-5.
Praise Song for the Day PI  
B 95275B 95275 Presenting Reader's Theatre: Plays and Poems
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bauer, Caroline
Length: 250 Copyright: 1987

Complete title: Presenting Reader's Theatre: Plays and Poems to Read Aloud. Collection of short plays and poems for 7-12 year olds. Includes plays based on classic folktales, children's books, poetry, chants and songs. Scripts from works by Beverly Clearly, Rudyard Kipling, Betsy Byars, Arnold Lobel, A.A. Milne, Paul Fleischman, Jack Prelutsky, Bernard Waber, X.J. Kennedy, Julius Lester, Johanna Hurwitz, Hans Christian Andersen, and others.
Presenting Reader's Theatre: Plays and Poems T  
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 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 103513B 103513 Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Cleary, Brian P.
Length: 88 Copyright: 2004

An introduction to poetry that uses humorous poems, illustrations, and annotations to clarify terms and explain different types of poems, such as macaronic verse, concerete poems, limericks, haiku, and villanelle. Explains poetic techniques and literary terms such as parody, alliteration, puns, rhyme, meter, etc. Follett RL 4.2. RC 4.4. IL 3-7.
Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry PIJ  
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 116886B 116886 Raven and Other Writings
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
Length: 418 Copyright: 2003

Presents a collection of classic short stories and poems by nineteenth-century American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, including "The Raven," "Lenore," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Common Core Text Exemplars Grades 9-10.Lexile 1220. IL 9-T.
Raven and Other Writings JST  
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 124830B 124830 Read, Recite, and Write Haiku
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Macken, JoAnn Early
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Offers advice on writing and reading Haiku. Haiku is a form of short poem that features a set number of syllables. This engaging book describes how to create haiku focusing on setting, seasonal words, and making every word count. As they write their own haiku, readers will learn what else matters besides counting syllables. Poetry. Supports writing and the writing process. Series nonfiction: Poet's Workshop. IL 2-6. AR 4.0. Lexile 580.
Read, Recite, and Write Haiku PI  
B 92235B 92235 Reader's Handbook, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Robb, Laura
Length: 704 Copyright: 2002

A handbook designed to help students become better readers, featuring lessons that describe a step-by-step process to read different kinds of material, each with a list of goals, a preview checklist, and a reading and re-reading strategy; and including focus lessons, elements mini-lessons, and a reader's almanac. Includes the elements and the ways of reading textbooks, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, Internet, tests, graphics/graphic organizers.
Reader's Handbook, Grades 6-8 T  
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 83317B 83317 Ready/Set/Read! Beginning Reader's Treasury
Grade Lvl: P Author: Cole, Joanna
Length: 144 Copyright: 1990

A collection of stories, poems, and non-fiction for beginning readers, by such authors as Dr. Seuss, Else Homelund Minarik, and Arnold Lobel. Follett RL 1.8.
Ready/Set/Read! Beginning Reader's Treasury P  
B 108989B 108989 Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 140 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States. Poems are written in both Spanish and English. Poems are divided into loose categories. The poets talk about themselves, how and where they live, their families, love, and their dreams for the future.
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems JS  
B 87365B 87365 Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fletcher, Ralph
Length: 42 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems that describe the experiences and relationships in a close-knit family. Free verse. AR 4.9. RC 4.2. Lexile NP. IL 5-7.
Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family IJ  
B 123453B 123453 Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Janeczko, Paul B
Length: 102 Copyright: 2011

Collection of poems in which Paul B. Janeczko describes the experiences of prisoners of the Czechoslovakian concentration camp Terezin; and includes illustrations by inmates. Nonfiction. Poetry. Poem collection. IL 8-12. AR 4.8.
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto JS  
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 120063B 120063 Rhyme Schemer
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Holt, K. A.
Length: 167 Copyright: 2014

A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry and the influence that words can have on people's lives. Novels in Verse. GR level W IL 5-8.
Rhyme Schemer IJ  
B 96396B 96396 Rhyme, Meter, And Other Word Music
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Fandel, Jennifer
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Discusses the use of rhyme, meter, and other word music in poetry. Offers explanations and examples of perfect, slant, and internal rhymes. The various forms a poem can take, including haiku, limerick, and sonnet, are also described. Includes activities. Poetics. Versification. From the series Understanding Poetry. Designed for grades 7-10.
Rhyme, Meter, And Other Word Music JST  
B 91504B 91504 Rhymes & Reasons: Literature & Language Play
Grade Lvl: T Author: Opitz, Michael
Length: 170 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: Literature and Language Plan For Phonological Awareness. Provides explanation for phonological awareness and practical suggestions for using quality literature to foster children's language learning. Places phonological awareness learning in relationship to children's learning of oral language, reading, and writing. Organized by text types: rhyming, alliterative, repetitive, poetry, songs, and goofy tests. Alliteration.
Rhymes & Reasons: Literature & Language Play T  
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 79185B 79185 Rich Lizard and Other Poems
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Chandra, Deborah
Length: 36 Copyright: 1993

Collection of 24 short poems. Follett RL 5.6. IL 4-7.
Rich Lizard and Other Poems IJ  
B 83873B 83873 Riddle-icious
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

Collection of 28 humorous rhymes. The answers to these riddles are printed backwards at the bottom of the pages. RC 2.2.
Riddle-icious PI  
B 86791B 86791 Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, & Rhythms
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Smith, Charles
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

Stories and poems about playing basketball. AR and Follett RL 4.2. RC 4.8. Lexile 690. IL 3-9.
Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, & Rhythms PIJ  
B 108038B 108038 Robert's Snowflakes: Artists' Snowflakes
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lin, Grace
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Artists' Snowflakes for Cancer's Cure. Presents a variety of snowflakes created by different artists. The original art was designed to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each book artist painted a wooden snowflake. Reproduces the art by Eric Carle, David Shannon, Emily Arnold McCully, Eric Rohmann, Denise Fleming, Ian Falconer, Janie Bynum, David McPhail, Steven Jenkins, Graeme Base, and others. American haiku complements the snowflakes. Artist and medium are listed on the bottom of the page. Follett RL 3.6.
Robert's Snowflakes: Artists' Snowflakes 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  
B 87276B 87276 Rose's Are Red, Violet's Are Blue: Silly Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 30 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle:Silly Poems. A collection of silly and amusing poems by American and English writers. IL 3-7.
Rose's Are Red, Violet's Are Blue: Silly Poems PIJ  
B 83627B 83627 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Grade Lvl: KP Author: DeGroat, Diane
Length: 30 Copyright: 1996

On Valentine's Day, Gilbert brings a tin of homemade cookies and his original nice or nasty poems to school. AR 3.4. RC and Follett RL 4.2. Lexile 590. GR level L. IL K-2.
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink KP  
B 85966B 85966 Rumble in the Jungle
Grade Lvl: K Author: Andreae, Giles
Length: 24 Copyright: 1997

A poetic exploration of the hippos, leopards, chimpanzees, and other animals found in the jungle. AR 4.4. RC 1.9. Lexile NP.
Rumble in the Jungle K  
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 106470B 106470 S Is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Young, Judy
Length: 40 Copyright: 2001

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from Missouri's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 5.8. Follett RL 4.8.
S Is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet PI  
B 106469B 106469 S Is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Scillian, Devin
Length: 40 Copyright: 2004

A rhyming alphabet that names people, places, and things from Kansas's history, culture, and natural world. Provides background information on each one. Picture book for older readers with two levels of text. From the series Discover America State-by-State. AR 6.4. Follett RL 4.0 RC 7.4. Lexile 1040.
S Is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet 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 101578B 101578 Seasons
Grade Lvl: P Author: Zolotow, Charlotte
Length: 64 Copyright: 2002

Collection of poems about the seasons as experienced by children. An I Can Read book. AR level 4.1. Follett RL 3.8. IL 1-3.
Seasons P  
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 108741B 108741 Shakespeare Bats Cleanup
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Koertge, Ron
Length: 116 Copyright: 2003

When a fourteen year old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experiments with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss. Authorship. Novel in free verse. AR 3.8. RC 4.0. Lexile NP.
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup IJS  
B 123455B 123455 Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Koertge, Ronald
Length: 170 Copyright: 2010

Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend--Mira--and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin on the piano, and is also a poet. Sequel to Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (#108741). Novel in verse. Poetry. Love story. IL 7-12. AR 3.5. RC 3.6. GR W.
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs JS  
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 125970B 125970 Shortest Day
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cooper, Susan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2019

A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. Poetry. Holiday stories. Story in verse. IL Pres-3.
Shortest Day KP  
B 125483B 125483 Shout: A Poetry Memoir
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Length: 291 Copyright: 2019

A memoir that shares the author's life, covering her rape at thirteen, her difficult early childhood, and her experiences surrounding her publication of 'Speak'. Autobiography. Memoir. Poetry. Free verse. Compliment novel: Speak, B #125049. IL 8-12. AR 7.5. Iowa High School Award 2020-2021.
Shout: A Poetry Memoir JS  
KM 13235KM 13235 Shout: A Poetry Memoir (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Length: 291 Copyright: 2019

A memoir that shares the author's life, covering her rape at thirteen, her difficult early childhood, and her experiences surrounding her publication of 'Speak'. Autobiography. Memoir. Poetry. Free verse. Compliment novel: Speak, B #125049. Iowa High School Award 2020-2021. Contents include playaway, book and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 4 hours. IL 8-12. AR 7.5.
Shout: A Poetry Memoir (Playaway) JS  
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 95222B 95222 Silly Books to Read Aloud
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reid, Rob
Length: 160 Copyright: 2013

A guide to choosing fun and funny stories to read with young children. Features a selection of stories for preschoolers, emergent readers, and children reading chapter books. Includes annotated bibliographies of picture books, easy readers, chapter books, poetry books and graphic novels. The author lists his pick for the top 11 funniest children's authors & illustrators.
Silly Books to Read Aloud T  
B 89922B 89922 SILVER SEEDS: BOOK OF NATURE POEMS
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Paolilli, Paul
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

Collection of simple poems. AR level 2.1. Follett RL 1.1.
SILVER SEEDS: BOOK OF NATURE POEMS KPI  
B 92145B 92145 Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 1
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pinnell, Gay Su
Length: 282 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Teaching Resource For Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency. Features more than 250 traditional rhymes and modern verse including nursery rhymes, rhymed verse, word play, humorous verse, action songs, and concept poems. Includes suggestions for using and extending each poem along with a list of 50 ways to use and enjoy poetry with young children. Reproducible pages.
Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 1 T  
B 92146B 92146 Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pinnell, Gay Su
Length: 297 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Teaching Resource For Phonics, Word Study, and Fluency. Features more than 250 traditional rhymes and modern verse including nursery rhymes, rhymed verse, word play, humorous verse, action songs, and concept poems. Includes suggestions for using and extending each poem along with a list of 50 ways to use and enjoy poetry with young children. Reproducible pages.
Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 2 T  
B 92144B 92144 Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade K
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pinnell, Gay Su
Length: 282 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Teaching Resources For Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency. Features more than 250 traditional rhymes and modern verse including nursery rhymes, rhymed verse, word play, humorous verse, action songs, and concept poems. Includes suggestions for using and extending each poem along with a list of 50 ways to use and enjoy poetry with young children. Reproducible pages.
Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade K T  
B 121736B 121736 Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
Grade Lvl: P Author: Engle, Margarita
Length: 40 Copyright: 2015

A collection of poems that explore the life of Louis Fuertes and his sense of wonder when he painted living, flying birds in their natural habitats. Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927 Poetry. The historical note at the end provides more information about the artist. Lexile 1030 IL 1-3.
Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist P  
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 82268B 82268 Soap Soup and Other Verses
Grade Lvl: P Author: Kuskin, Karla
Length: 64 Copyright: 1992

A collection of poems about discovering the world. An I Can Read book. AR 2.9. RC 2.3. Lexile 500. GR level K.
Soap Soup and Other Verses P  
B 109274B 109274 Softer Side of Hip-Hop
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Haskins-Bookser, Laura
Length: 96 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Poetic Reflections on Love, Family, and Relationships. A colleciton of poems in which Laura Haskins-Bookser reflects on the pain, frustration, and joy she experienced as a single, teenage mother.
Softer Side of Hip-Hop JS  
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 95879B 95879 Soon Will Come the Light: A View from Inside the Autism Puzzle
Grade Lvl: T Author: McKean, Thomas A.
Length: 155 Copyright: 1994

The autobiography of Thomas A. McKean in which he discusses his life, offers insight into the world of autism, and shares selections of his poetry, writings, and ideas.
Soon Will Come the Light: A View from Inside the Autism Puzzle T  
KM 9256KM 9256 Sounds of an Owly Night Big Book Only
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Martin Jr., Bill
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

Includes big book that contains a collection of poems, rhymes, rebus, songs, and sayings about such things as owls, pumpkins, moon, lion, etc. From the series Bill Martin's Sound Of Language.
Sounds of an Owly Night Big Book Only KP  
B 102051B 102051 SPACE BETWEEN OUR FOOTSTEPS: POEMS AND PAINTINGS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 144 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: Poems and Paintings From the Middle East. A collection of poetry and full-color artwork from Middle Eastern countries. Poets and artists from 19 Middle Eastern and North African countries explore the themes of homeland, exile, trees, childhood, love, war, peace, breakfast, journeys, family, sorrow, joy, rivers. Poems selected by Naomi Shihab Nyte from Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish sources. Includes short biographies of the contributors.
SPACE BETWEEN OUR FOOTSTEPS: POEMS AND PAINTINGS JS  
B 103918B 103918 Spiders Spin Webs
Grade Lvl: P Author: WINER, YVONNE
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

Rhyming text describes how, when, where, and why spiders spin webs. Includes a spider identification guide. AR and RC 2.9. GR level M.
Spiders Spin Webs P  
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 87327B 87327 Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hopkins, Lee
Length: 48 Copyright: 1999

A collection of poems celebrating the joy and anguish of baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, skating, swimming, and running races. An I Can Read book. AR 3.7. RC 1.7. Lexile NP. IL 1-3.
Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection P  
B 83629B 83629 Spring: A Haiku Story
Grade Lvl: P Author: Shannon, George
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

A collection of haiku verses which describe the wonders of spring.
Spring: A Haiku Story P  
B 111788B 111788 Stanza
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Esbaum, Jill
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Stanza the dog and his two rotten brothers terrorize the streets by day, but at night Stanza secretly writes poetry. Self-realization. AR 3.6. Follett RL 2.8.
Stanza KP  
B 103397B 103397 STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
Grade Lvl: P Author: Key, Francis Scott
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: America's National Anthem and Its History. Provides a history and words to three verses of the song called "The Star-Spangled Banner," which became the national anthem of the United States in 1931. National songs. From the series Patriotic Songs. Illustrated by Todd Ouren. AR 3.9. Follett RL 4.9.
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER P  
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 103030B 103030 STEP LIGHTLY: POEMS FOR THE JOURNEY
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 99 Copyright: 1998

A collection of poems celebrating the ordinary in an unordinary way,by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Theodore Roethke, and D.H. Lawrence. Edited by Nancy Willard.
STEP LIGHTLY: POEMS FOR THE JOURNEY JS  
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 111339B 111339 Storm Coming!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Baird, Audrey
Length: 32 Copyright: 2001

A collection of poems about stormy weather. AR 3.1. Follett RL 4.5.
Storm Coming! PI  
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 109521B 109521 Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Engle, Margarita
Length: 169 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom. A collection of poems in which Rosa, a healer, describes her experiences trying to help Cuban peasants who have been forced to leave their farms and villages in 1896 and given eight days to find their way to "reconcentration camps" or be killed. Cuba--history. AR 6.4. RC 5.2. Lexile NP. Newbery Honor Book 2009. Pura Belpre Author Award 2009. IL 7-12.
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle JS  
B 120353B 120353 Sweep Up the Sun
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Frost, Helen
Length: 26 Copyright: 2015

Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to take flight with the birds outside their windows. Includes photographs of eleven species of birds and ends with information about each. Poem by Helen Frost and photos by Rick Lieder. IL Pres-2.
Sweep Up the Sun 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 92882B 92882 Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry
Grade Lvl: T Author: Janeczko, Paul
Length: 96 Copyright: 2000

Contains projects designed to help readers learn about ten differentforms of poetry. Lessons, brainstorming sheets, and organizers for writing acrostics, cinquains, clerihews, limericks, haiku, senryu, tankas, blues poems, The ballad, concrete poems, and a bonus lesson on Found poems. For grades 4-8.
Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry T  
B 91495B 91495 Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wormser, Baron
Length: 373 Copyright: 2000

Guide for high school English teachers provides specific historical, social, and aesthetic contexts for each element of the art of poetry. Authors suggest how to present poetry in the classroom and how to change students' thinking about it. Hands-on exercises focus attention on the dynamics of the art of poetry. Activities include group work, peer editing, critical thinking skills, revising drafts, oral communication, listening skills, vocabulary, mechanics and usage. Uses complete poems along with extracts of others. Includes 19 week long lesson plans. The last chapter is devoted to pedagogy.
Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves T  
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 76191B 76191 Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
Length: 419 Copyright: 1982

Collection of short stories and poems written by Edgar Allan Poe. RC 9.0. Lexile 1350.
Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings JS  
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 90681B 90681 Texts for Fluency Practice, Level A (1)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rasinski, Timothy
Length: 112 Copyright: 2005

Reproducible texts are designed to provide fluency practice for students in first grade. Includes poetry and rhymes, song lyrics, quotations and monologues, and reader's theater scripts.
Texts for Fluency Practice, Level A (1) T  
B 90682B 90682 Texts for Fluency Practice, Level B (2-3)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rasinski, Timothy
Length: 112 Copyright: 2005

Reproducible texts are designed to provide fluency practice for second and third graders. Includes poetry and rhymes, song lyrics, tongue twisters and monologues, and reader's theater scripts.
Texts for Fluency Practice, Level B (2-3) T  
B 90683B 90683 Texts for Fluency Practice, Level C (4+)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rasinski, Timothy
Length: 112 Copyright: 2005

Reproducible texts are designed to provide fluency practice for students in fourth grade and up. Includes poetry and rhymes, song lyrics, monologues, and reader's theater scripts.
Texts for Fluency Practice, Level C (4+) T  
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 87458B 87458 That Sweet Diamond: Baseball Poems
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Janeczko, Paul
Length: 40 Copyright: 1998

A collection of poems captures the experience of the game of baseball. RC 4.1. Lexile NP. IL 3-7.
That Sweet Diamond: Baseball Poems PIJ  
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  
B 125187B 125187 They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Bowles, David
Length: 111 Copyright: 2018

Twelve-year-old Guero, a red-headed, freckled Mexican American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his seventh grade English teacher. Mexican American. Realistic fiction. Novels in verse. Poetry. IL 4-8. Lexile 850.
They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems IJ  
B 126142B 126142 Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Medina, Tony
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

A collection of poems offering a fresh perspective of young men of color by depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist, including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients. Poetry. African American boys. Conduct of life. IL 4-7.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy IJ  
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 107862B 107862 This Is the Dream
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Shore, Diane
Length: 34 Copyright: 2006

An illustrated poem that describes how nonviolent protests helped end the segregation of schools and public places in the United States. Segregation poetry. AR 4.6. Follett RL 4.3.
This Is the Dream PI  
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 78041B 78041 THIS SAME SKY: COLLECTION OF POEMS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 213 Copyright: 1992

A poetry anthology in which 129 poets from sixty-eight different countries celebrate the natural world and its human and animal inhabitants.
THIS SAME SKY: COLLECTION OF POEMS JS  
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 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 114461B 114461 Time You Let Me in: 25 Poets Under 25
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 236 Copyright: 2010

A collection of poems selected by Naomi Shihab Nye from twenty-five poets, each under twenty-five years of age. Coming-of-age free verse poems (themes of love, family, heritage, trauma, identity etc.) IL 8-12.
Time You Let Me in: 25 Poets Under 25 JS  
B 111420B 111420 Toad by the Road
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Ryder, Joanne
Length: 37 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians. Poems and illustrations trace the yearly life cycle of toads from tadpoles in the spring to adults which hibernate in the winter. Follett RL 2.4. AR 3.2. RC 3.2. Lexile NP.
Toad by the Road KPI  
B 101766B 101766 TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS: CAMPING POEMS
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: GEORGE, KRISTINE
Length: 48 Copyright: 2001

Presents 30 poems that depict the experience of camping. AR level 3.9. Follett RL 2.8. RC 3.2
TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS: CAMPING POEMS KPI  
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 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 125503B 125503 Trees
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Hutchens, Verlie
Length: 40 Copyright: 2019

Every tree has its own story to tell in this evocative collection of poems celebrating the many varieties--from maple to willow to oak. Poetry. Our world. Picture book for older readers. IL 1-4. Lexile 960.
Trees PI  
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 116326B 116326 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Grade Lvl: K Author: Taylor, Jane
Length: 34 Copyright: 2011

Jerry Pinkney illustrates the classic nursery rhyme, following a curious chipmunk through the forest as he notices the sky above, dewdrops on a spider web, the lights of fireflies, and more of the nature around him. IL Pres-K.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star K  
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 125513B 125513 Undefeated
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Alexander, Kwame
Length: 40 Copyright: 2019

An ode to black American triumph and tribulation. African American Poetry. U.S. History. Juvenile nonfiction. Includes short biographies of featured illustrations of characters. IL 1-4. AR 2.6.
Undefeated 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 90535B 90535 Understanding Geography/Map Skills & Our World, 5
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 72 Copyright: 2006

Contains 14 activities for fifth graade. 1. The Earth on Maps and Globes. 2. The Coordinate System: Latitude and Longitude. 3. Climate. 4. Map Scales. 5. Landforms. 6. Bodies of Water. 7. Resources and Trade. 8. Transportation Maps. 9. Population Maps. 10. Change Over Time: The Example of New Orleans. 11. Immigration. 12. Growing to Fifty States. 13. Our Nation's Capital. 14. Regions.
Understanding Geography/Map Skills & Our World, 5 T  
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  
KM 11823KM 11823 Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Calkins, Lucy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Unit from the Reading and Writing Project offers writing workshop plans to help second grade students meet the Common Core State Standards. Components(11 books & CD-ROM): A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, Primary Grades; Lessons from the Masters; Lab Reports and Science Books; Writing About Reading; Poetry; If...Then...Curriculum; Writing Pathways Grades K-5; Trade Book Pack (Owl Moon; The Leaving Morning; Forces and Motion; Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems) and Resources for Teaching Writing CD-ROM. Three-week loan period.
Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 2 T  
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 89910B 89910 Upside Down Boy-El Nino de Cabeza
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Herrera, Juan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2000

The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time. AR 3.1. RC 2.9. Lexile 450.
Upside Down Boy-El Nino de Cabeza PI  
B 103350B 103350 V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wargin, Kathy-Jo
Length: 38 Copyright: 2003

The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to the state of Minnesota. Picture book for older readers. AR 6.9. From the series Discover America State by State. Two levels of text.
V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet PI  
B 70820B 70820 Valentine Poems
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1987

Collection of poems celebrating Valentine's Day.
Valentine Poems P  
B 78793B 78793 Valentine's Day: Stories and Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 90 Copyright: 1993

A collection of stories, poems, and activities by a variety of authors, on the theme of Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day: Stories and Poems PI  
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 120509B 120509 Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Length: 34 Copyright: 2015

A collage-illustrated collection of free form poems describing the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer. Story is told in the first person from Hamer's own perspective. Includes an author's note & timeline. John Steptoe Illustrator Award- 2016. Caldecott Honor Book- 2016. Robert F. Sibert Honor Book- 2016. AR 5.8 RC 5.4 Lexile 820 IL 5-9.
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement IJ  
B 118844B 118844 Voices from the March on Washington
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Lewis, J. Patrick / Lyon, George Ella
Length: 114 Copyright: 2014

A collection of 70 short poems inspired by the 1963 March on Washington weaves together the voices of multiple witnesses (fictional characters present multiple points of view), from a woman singing through a terrifying bus ride to a teen who marched because he was ordered to stay away. Back matter includes a guide to the various imagined voices, indexes, and a bibliography. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Civil rights demonstrations- Poetry. IL 6-12.
Voices from the March on Washington IJS  
B 104741B 104741 W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Michaels, Pat
Length: 40 Copyright: 2005

An A-Z pictorial for children including weather terms such as barometer, cloud, tornado, and sunshine introduced with poems accompanied by expository text to provide detailed information. Two levels of text. Picture book for older readers. AR 5.8.
W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet PI  
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 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 114704B 114704 What You Wish for: Stories and Poems for Darfur
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 252 Copyright: 2011

A collection of short stories and poems for children, written by award-winning authors, and focusing on the universal power of a wish. AR 5.3 IL 5-9.
What You Wish for: Stories and Poems for Darfur IJ  
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 110957B 110957 When Gorilla Goes Walking
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Grimes, Nikki
Length: 30 Copyright: 2007

In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Gorilla the cat enjoys answering the telephone, eating soul food, and sharing mischievous adventures with her young owner. AR 3.0. Follett RL 2.5.
When Gorilla Goes Walking KP  
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 116088B 116088 When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Length: 38 Copyright: 2013

A collection of poems featuring civil rights leaders. Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Activists. IL 5-10.
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders IJS  
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 68606B 68606 WHISKERS AND RHYMES
Grade Lvl: KP Author: LOBEL, ARNOLD
Length: 48 Copyright: 1985

Cats in old-fashioned costume exhibit a range of human emotions, vanities, and dreams in Lobel's exuberant illustrations for his original nursery rhymes.
WHISKERS AND RHYMES KP  
B 122337B 122337 White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Bogart, Jo Ellen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

A retelling of the anonymous Old Irish poem about a medieval monk and his white cat, who keep each other company while each sees to his own pursuits. Monks- Fiction. AR 3.2 RC 2.8 Lexile 660 IL K-4.
White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" KPI  
B 123970B 123970 Who Is a Poet?
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bodden, Valerie
Length: 21 Copyright: 2016

An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise, glossary and an index. Poetry. Nonfiction series: Write Me a Poem. IL 2-6. AR 3.4. Lexile 560. GR O.
Who Is a Poet? PI  
B 107621B 107621 Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Patz, Nancy
Length: 40 Copyright: 2003

The author, having seen an unlabeled, solitary women's hat displayed in Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum, ponders the joys and sufferings its unknown owner might have experienced. AR 3.0. Follett RL 3.2.
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? PI  
V 17422V 17422 Wild About Books
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sierra, Judy
Length: 9 Copyright: 2005

A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake. Illustrated by Marc Brown. Closed captioned.
Wild About Books KP  
B 88072B 88072 Wild Country: Outdoor Poems for Young People
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harrison, David L
Length: 48 Copyright: 1999

A collection of free verse poems celebrating nature. IL 4-7.
Wild Country: Outdoor Poems for Young People IJ  
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 81961B 81961 Winter Poems
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 40 Copyright: 1994

A collection of winter poems ranging from late fall to early spring, by such authors as Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Wallace Stevens. Selected by Barbara Rogasky. RC and Follett RL 5.9. Lexile NP.
Winter Poems 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 93462B 93462 WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 243 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Skills for Building Positive Character. Interdisciplinary program includes activities that promote positive choices by highlighting the words and lives of positive role models from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields. Contains hundreds of class activities, projects, journal writing ideas, quotations, proverbs, speeches, and poems. Character Themes: Positive Attitude; Respect; Responsibility; Self-Discipline; Relationships; Personal Goals; Citizenship; and Conflict Resolution. From the series WiseSkills.
WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5) T  
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 112168B 112168 Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Wardlaw, Lee
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

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. IL 1-4.
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku 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 102864B 102864 WORLD ACCORDING TO DOG: POEMS & TEEN VOICES
Grade Lvl: JST Author: SIDMAN, JOYCE
Length: 71 Copyright: 2003

A collection of poems about dogs is accompanied by essays by young people about the dogs in their lives. Photographs by Doug Mindell.
WORLD ACCORDING TO DOG: POEMS & TEEN VOICES JST  
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  
KM 8340KM 8340 Worlds of Wonder
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Contains seven copies of the book, Worlds of Wonder, Unit Four in the series Literacy Place, a reading and language arts program (for grade 6) that offers systematic skills development, literature, and online support from Scholastic (http://teacher.scholastic.com/liberacyplace). Section 1: includes The Golden Apples; The Weaving Contest (Greek myth); Storm Pattern; Grandmother (poems); fables The Fox and the Grapes; The Grasshopper and the Ants: All Stories Are Anansi's (Ashanti Folk Tale); Workshop 1: How to Write a Fable. Section 2: includes The Tale of the Tiger's Paintbrush (fantasy); The Strange Worlds of Rene Magritte (from Scholastic Art); How I Maybe Saved the World Last Tuesday Before Breakfast (SF); movie script scene from E.T.; Workshop 2: How to Design a Movie Poster. Section 3: includes Engineering of a Model (special effects); profile of Ellen Poon, computer artist; Comic Books for Fun and Profit; Interview with Tom Feelings (from Talking with Artists); and Project: How to Write a Movie Scene.
Worlds of Wonder I  
B 93005B 93005 Writing Poetry with Children
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 1999

A step-by-step guide for teaching students to write couplets, cinquain, haiku, limericks, shape poems, and acrostic poems. Includes reproducible instructions and illustrated writing forms. Provides a bibliography of poetry books, a list of poetry terms, and ideas for sharing poetry. Grades 1-6.
Writing Poetry with Children T  
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 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 123880B 123880 Yes! We are Latinos
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Ada, Alma Flor
Length: 96 Copyright: 2013

Thirteen young Latinos and Latinas living in America are introduced in this book celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino and Latina experience in the United States. Free-verse fictional narratives from the perspective of each youth provide specific stories and circumstances for the reader to better understand the Latino people's quest for identity. Each profile is followed by nonfiction prose that further clarifies the character's background and history, touching upon important events in the history of the Latino American people, such as the Spanish Civil War, immigration to the US, and the internment of Latinos with Japanese ancestry during World War II. Fiction. Story Collection. Poetry and Prose. IL 5-10. AR 7.0. RC 9.4. Lexile 1050.
Yes! We are Latinos IJS  
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 121818B 121818 You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

History in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier. African American air pilots- History Poetry. World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American Poetry. United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Squadron, 99th History Poetry. Aviation. Informational poetry. Lexile 910 IL 4-7.
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen IJ  
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 93402B 93402 Zoo (Preschool)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 48 Copyright: 2007

Collection of zoo themed activities and reproducibles from the 1996-2003 issues of The Mailbox Magazine. Contains literacy ideas, math activities, learning centers, recipes, arts and crafts ideas, songs, poems, and fingerplays.
Zoo (Preschool) T  
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