Category Archives: poetry

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (illustrator)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (illustrator) is a wonderful and lyrical book of children’s songs and poems from the Mr. Rodgers Show. This book contained many of those poems … Continue reading

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Tree Song by Tiffany Stone

Tree Song by Tiffany Stone is a joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are … Continue reading

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Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies and Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a short, poetic, back-and-forth conversation between a mother and daughter. This is the story of a unnamed young girl whose mother is working hard so that her daughter may have a better life. … Continue reading

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Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager

Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelsclager is about Ivy , a little girl waiting for spring. The art is simply exquisite, and I praise Kristin Blackwood for her beautiful imagination. A creative and colourful way to introduce readers to classic poetry. … Continue reading

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The Sky between You and Me by Catherine Alene

The Sky between You and Me by Catherine Alene is a novel written in verse begins with poems that evoke the richness of Rae’s life.   It is a story about a horse-loving girl who develops an eating disorder in order to become a … Continue reading

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Underneath My Bed by Brian P Cleary

Underneath My Bed by Brian P Cleary is a wonderful book.This book is a book of list poems. The book begins by explaining what exactly a list poem is, and encourages the reader to write his or her own.  It contains … Continue reading

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