Kids Poetry & Nursery Rhymes

A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks

A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks

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"A stirring, accessible introduction to Gwendolyn Brooks and a must-have for all elementary collections." --School Library Journal (Starred review)
"The combination of biography and Brooks' own poems makes for a strong, useful, and beautiful text . . . A solid introduction to a brilliant writer"--Kirkus.

Acclaimed writer Alice Faye Duncan tells the story of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize.

SING a song for Gwendolyn Brooks.


Sing it loud--a Chicago blues.

With a voice both wise and witty, Gwendolyn Brooks crafted poems that captured the urban Black experience and the role of women in society. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, reading and writing constantly from a young age, her talent lovingly nurtured by her parents. Brooks ultimately published 20 books of poetry, two autobiographies, and one novel. Alice Faye Duncan has created her own song to celebrate Gwendolyn's life and work, illuminating the tireless struggle of revision and the sweet reward of success.

Included on the Chicago Public Libraries list of Best Informational Books for Young Readers.

Dog Ate My Homework : Poems

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Dreaming Big and Small

Dreaming Big and Small

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Jump into this true collaboration between a sproinky artist and two wry and whimsical poets who weave their work together in this quirky but relatable poetry collection for kids or anyone who has ever been a kid. Poems ask essential questions: Will my ears grow long like grandpa's? Where does the sky begin? And can dogs get low self esteem? Middle grade and up. Co-written by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger.

Edward Lear

Edward Lear

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Huliska-Beith s smiling, rubber-limbed figures dance through vertiginously tilted, brightly colored minimalist settings As a presentation of Lear s better-known poems, this makes a thoughtand laughprovoking bridge. Booklist "

Feelings Make Me Real (USED)

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Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!

Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!

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Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters. Winner of the Newbery Medal.

Maidens, monks, and millers' sons -- in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant's daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There's also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd -- inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany -- this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.

I Never Said I Wasn't Difficult : Poems

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Kate Greenway Book; A Collection of Illistration, Verse and text

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Light in the Attic

Light in the Attic

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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on a Camel.
Little Book of Necessary Nonsense

Little Book of Necessary Nonsense

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New York & London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1929. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges worn and chipped; price clipped; red cloth with gilt lettering and design on front cover and lettering on spine; head of spine lightly frayed; corners bumped; illustrated endpapers; endpapers lightly tanned from jacket flaps; binding good; text clean. G/G-

Magic Circle (Used)

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More Than Friends : Poems from Him and Her

More Than Friends : Poems from Him and Her

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Teenage love explored from his and her points of view. From the first furtive looks across the classroom to the blossom of new romance and the final flameout, teenage love is loaded with awkwardness, uncertainty, dreams, conflict, and pure bliss. Poets Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf combine their considerable talents to explore these feelings and struggles by creating the voices of a girl and boy in the throes of affection. As they experience the giddiness of love, the poems' two characters also face obstacles (parents) and distractions (friends) while learning to respect each other's interests and needs. Can this relationship survive? In sonnets, tankas, villanelles, and other poetic forms, Holbrook and Wolf examine the efforts of two teenagers who dare to be more than friends.
Real Mother Goose

Real Mother Goose

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For nearly a century, The Real Mother Goose has delighted young children!
For more than seventy-five years THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE has been delighting millions of children, and today the magic is as strong as ever. Heralded as the standard Mother Goose by parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians, this wonderful book with Blanche Fisher Wright's lively, colorful pictures makes an enchanting introduction for the very young.

Mother Goose rhymes are a vital part of childhood. And this collection of essential rhymes have been reproduced exactly as they have been repeated from generation to generation.

Some Families (USED)

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Walking on the Boundaries of Change : Poems of Transition

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Weird? Me, Too! Let's Be Friends

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Zombies! Evacuate the School!

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Age 8-12

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

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Newbery Medal Winner! Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.

Maidens, monks, and millers' sons -- in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant's daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There's also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd -- inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany -- this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.