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May B.

May B.

May becomes abandoned 15 miles from home on the Kansas Prairie. Fans of Little House will enjoy this fast-paced story and the strong heroine. (A novel in verse.)

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Blue Birds

Blue Birds

Another novel in verse by the talented Caroline Starr Rose, this one set in the 1580s in Roanoke.

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Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls

Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls

$26.99

Recommended by Julie Bogart in her poetry tea time master class, this collection of more than 700 poems is a wonderful introduction to poetry for young children.

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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

$22.99

This upbeat collection of poems (compiled by the wonderful Jack Prelutsky) will last a family for years and years!

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The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum

The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum

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Designed to introduce poetry to young people, this collection offers a wide variety of poems compiled by Laura Berquist of Mother of Divine Grace School.

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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

$6.95

A terrific way to introduce kids to specific poets, their lives and their work. We especially recommend these in the series: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg.

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Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Endorsed by Jim Trelease (The Read-Aloud Handbook), this collection is wonderful for littles.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

FROM SARAH: 

Kids have long adored Shel Silverstein’s poems and drawings. This collection of 130 of them has also gotten the stamp of approval from Jim Trelease (The Read-Aloud Handbook.)

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When We Were Very Young

When We Were Very Young

$6.99

Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. It is for "very small children (and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones)."" -- Sunday Review, 1924

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Poems to Learn by Heart

Poems to Learn by Heart

$19.99

There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever.In this diverse collection, a companion to her Ne...

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

FROM SARAH:

My favorite novel in verse. This book makes me want to write poetry, but mostly it just leaves me gobsmacked with what a good story and beautiful language can do to the heart. Especially wonderful on audio.

Recommended for ages 12+.

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Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

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Garvey’s Choice

Garvey’s Choice

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes.

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Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

$20.00

In this comprehensive collection, coauthors Julie Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse assortment of their most cherished poems, songs, lullabies, hymns, and more.Featuring a wide range of beloved classics from William Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, and Robert Frost to playful po...

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Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh)

$12.99

Celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh! Whether you’re six, sixty-six, or anywhere in between, this enchanting collection of verses about Christopher Robin and, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh, will enchant.   Filled with gentle h...

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Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization [Student Book only]

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization [Student Book only]

Introduce your students to the beauty of literature through the doorway of poetry. Enrich vocabulary while infusing reliably correct and sophisticated English language patterns into students' minds.Contains instruction, memory charts, and 76 poems for memorization at 4 levels. Level Five speech and ...

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Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again

In this verse novel, you'll meet Há, a girl whose family flees Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon. Her experience as a young immigrant to America is touching and poignant—and it's a quick read, which makes it a perfect choice if you're short on time.

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