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BISAC Subject JNF042000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General

A Child's Calendar

Kindergarten - Grade 4

"...This read-along is a richly sensory experience.... sound effects of chirping birds, tromping feet, lowing cows, whirring insects, exploding fireworks, pounding surf, buzzing bees… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9

A Full Moon is Rising

Kindergarten - Grade 3

All around the world people are affected by and in awe of a full moon. In this poetic exploration of the lunar wonder, places near and far provide the backdrop for discovering celebrations… Read More →

A Rock Can Be . . .

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Rocks may seem like boring, static objects—until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 552

A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters: Concrete Poems

Grade 2 - Grade 5

What might you see if you swam in the sea? Dive on in to encounter everything from dolphins and octopuses to sea turtles and squirrel fish. This clever book features concrete poems about a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: 372.61

Bow-Tie Pasta: Acrostic Poems

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Acrostic? What kind of stick is that? Actually, it's a poem! Acrostic poems are created from a word or phrase written vertically down the page. Each letter becomes part of a line in the poem… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

Can Be . . . Books

Series

Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical, rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's glowing illustrations make simple yet profound observations about seemingly ordinary objects and encourage readers to suggest… Read More →

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation… How can Irene and Charles work together on their fift Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 811/.6

Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Welcome wildebeest / and beetle, / Oxpecker and lion. / This water hole is yours. / It offers you oasis / beside its shrinking shores… Spend a day at a water hole on the African grasslands. Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 811'.6

Feeding the Flying Fanellis: And Other Poems from a Circus Chef

Grade 1 - Grade 3

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? A fire eater with a penchant for hot sauce? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? How do you satisfy a sweet-toothed human cannonball… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.6

First Avenue Classics ™

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Spring 2019

First Avenue Classics ™: New for Spring 2019

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

Grade 3 - Grade 6

"An excellent introduction to poetry, social issues, and memoirs; and a wonderful complement to Live Oak's 2008 Odyssey Award winner, Jazz (also written by Myers)."-Booklist Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9

I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Quatrain? What kind of train is that? Actually, it's a poem! Quatrains are poems with patterns of rhyming words. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how quatrains work—and shows… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811

If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems

Grade 2 - Grade 5

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. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how each… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54
Spring 2019

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons

Kindergarten - Grade 3

you gasp as I… my mane exploding, sizzling— lion of the sky! Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas. The poems celebrate the seasons and describe everyth Read More →

  • Dewey: 811/.6

Live Oak Media eReadalong

Series

eReadalongs are eBooks integrated with the fully-produced, high-quality audio productions that distinguish Live Oak Media in the field of children's recordings. Read by the most prominent… Read More →

Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a poem! Concrete poems are shaped like their subjects. They can look like objects, animals, or even people. You won't find many straight lines here!… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.54

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Young children usually think of their home as the structure in which they live. In Our Big Home, the author and illustrator present a much larger vision of home as the planet Earth. Linda… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Pachanga Deliciosa (Delicious Hullabaloo)

Kindergarten - Grade 3

"Tonight, young and old / dance to moon and starlight too, / join in the fiesta, / the delicious hullabaloo." Acclaimed poet Pat Mora has joined with artist Francisco X. Mora to create a… Read More →

Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book

Preschool - Grade 2

The very funny Brian P. Cleary takes on the alphabet in this whimsical tour of everyone's 26 favorite letters. Rhyming, giggle-inspiring verses are illustrated with colorful digital collage… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Poetry Adventures

Series

In the Poetry Adventures series, best-selling author Brian P. Cleary explores different types of poetry—some well-known, others less familiar—with his classic blend of wit and whimsy. Read More →

Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Come romp with me amongst the words/Come play amongst the phrases/Swing and climb from pun to rhyme/And hop through versey mazes. Swim through rivers thick with thought/Rejoice from head to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 808.1

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

Kindergarten - Grade 3

"December 1: White envelopes float / from my overfilled mailbox— / December's first storm." You know that Santa can fly a sleigh, squeeze down chimneys, and circle the globe in a night. But… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 811'.6