Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month 2012

Check out some of our great new Poetry Books!

Ahlberg, Allan. Everybody Was a Baby Once: And Other Poems. [J 821 A]

Archer, Peggy. Name that Dog!: Puppy Poems from A to Z. [J 811 A]

Blackaby, Susan. Nest, Nook & Cranny: Poems. (A variety of poetic forms that explore the many kinds of homes animals make for themselves) [J 811 B]

Cooling, Wendy, ed. All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth. (Over thirty poems celebrating the Earth) [J 808.81 A]

Florian, Douglas. Poetrees. (Poems about trees, in Florian’s inimitable style) [J 811 F]

Franco, Betsy. A Dazzling Display of Dogs. (A collection of concrete poems about dogs) [J 811 F]

George, Kristine O'Connell. Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems. [J 811 G]

Gottfried, Maya. Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary. (A collection of poems written from the perspective of past and present animal residents of Farm Sanctuary) [J 811 G]

Greenfield, Eloise. The Great Migration: Journey to the North. (Illuminates the experiences of families who moved up North, in search of better lives) [J 811 G]

Hines, Anna Grossnickle. Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace. [J 811 H]

Holbrook, Sara. Zombies!: Evacuate the School! (41 poems about school in addition to poetry facts, definitions and suggestions for young poets) [J 811 H]

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Amazing Faces. (Poems presenting universal emotions as expressed by poets from diverse backgrounds) [J 811.008 A]

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems. [J EASY READER]

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems. (A collection of 48 poems, 12 for each season) [J 811.008 S]

Kinerk, Robert. Oh, How Sylvester can Pester! : And Other Poems More or Less About Manners. [J 811 K]

Myers, Walter Dean. We are America: A Tribute from the Heart. (Examines events and people that have shaped America, described in free-verse text) [J 811 M]

Prelutsky,. Jack. The Carnival of the Animals: New Verses Inspired by Saint-Saens “The Carnival of the Animals,” ( Poems accompanied by an orchestral recording of the music) [J 811 P]

Prelutsky, Jack, ed. There’s No Place Like School. (A collection of illustrated classroom poems selected by our Poet Laureate) [J 811.008 T]

Rascka, Bob. Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys. [J 811 R]

Rosen, Michael J. The Hound Dog’s Haiku: And Other Poems for Dog Lovers. [J 811 R]

Salas, Laura Purdie. Bookspeak!: Poems about Books. [J 811 S]

Shannon, George. Chicken Scratches: Grade A Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes. (Celebrates the eccentric behavior of chickens) [J 811 S]

Shore, Diane ZuHone. This is the Game. (Poems about baseball) [J 811 S]

Sidman, Joyce. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night. [J 811 S]

Sidman, Joyce. Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature. [J PICTURE BOOK]

Sidman, Joyce. Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors. (Poems and factual information about some special animals) [J 811 S]

Singer, Marilyn. A Full Moon is Rising: Poems. [J 811 S]

Singer, Marilyn. Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. (A fascinating collection of short poems which, when reversed, offer new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature) [J 811 S]

Swinburne, Stephen R. Ocean Soup: Tide Pool Poems. [J 811 S]

Switching On the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems. (Sixty poems appropriate for bedtime) [J 811.08 S]

Taylor, Jane. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. (A new version, lavishly illustrated by Jerry Pinkney) [J PICTURE BOOK Pinkney]

Trapani, Iza. Rufus and Friends: School Days. (A collection of traditional rhymes, adapted to a school setting, with hidden objects for the reader to find) [J 811 T]

Weinstock, Robert. Can You Dig It?: And Other Poems. (Poems about dinosaurs) [J 811 W]

Yolen, Jane. An Egret’s Day. (Each poem is accompanied by a fact inspired by a photograph) [J 811 Y]

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn. Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems. [J 811 Z] 4/12