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Poetry in the Classroom


Fun Books for Poetry in the Classroom
A Writing Kind Of Day
Poems for Young Poets

Author(s) : Ralph Fletcher
Illustrator(s) : April Ward
Price :$9.95
This is the beginning of a poem about making a snow angel, but it might also refer to the mysterious way that a person comes into being and takes on a life of its own. In his new collection, Ralph Fletcher shows how you can write a poem about almost anything: a baby sister, a Venus's-flytrap, a failing grandmother, a squished squirrel, romantic disasters, grammar homework, and more....
Another Jar of Tiny Stars
Poems by Ncte Award-Winning Poets

Author(s) : Bernice Cullinan
Illustrator(s) : Marc Nadel
Price :$19.95
In this lively, luminous anthology, Dr. Bernice Cullinan has gathered poems by winners of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
Beast Feast
Poems

Author(s) : Douglas Florian
Price :$7.00
In this hilarious collection of twenty-one original animal poems and paintings, the animals are out in all their finned, furry, and feathered glory. From lobsters to rheas to fireflies, kiwis to camels to chameleons, here’s a beast for everyone to love!
By Definition
Poems of Feelings

Author(s) : Sara Holbrook
Price :$10.95

With humor and care these poems give voice to all young teens who grapple with timeless questions and issues that face all of us.

Dog Ate My Homework, The
Author(s) : Sara Holbrook
Price :$8.95
This collection of poetry reveals thoughts that run through every student's mind, while reflecting the let-downs, frustrations, and excitement of school.
Don't Read This Book Whatever You Do
More Poems About School

Author(s) : Kalli Dakos
Illustrator(s) : G. Brian Karas
Price :$4.99
Poems reflect life in lively classrooms and are based on the author's experiences as an elementary school teacher.
Fly With Poetry
An ABC of Poetry

Author(s) : Avis Harley
Price :$13.95
A collection of original poems and illustrations introduce poetic forms and techniques.
Good Books, Good Times!
Author(s) : Lee Bennett Hopkins
Price :$6.99
Lee Bennet Hopkins, noted anthologist and educator, has collected a group of witty and whimsical poems that celebrate the joy of reading. Karla Kuskin, Jack Prelutsky, and Arnold Lobel are just a few of the acclaimed children's book authors whose poems are joined into this delightful ode to the world of words.  Wonderfully wacky illustrations by Harvey Stevenson help make this a rollicking good book--and a rollicking good time.
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
Author(s) : Eloise Greenfield
Price :$6.99

Sixteen poems tell of love and the simple joys of everyday life, seen through the eyes of a child: playing with a friend, skipping rope, riding on a train--or keeping Mama company till Daddy gets back.

Each of these sixteen "love poems" is spoken straight from the heart of a child. Riding on a train, listening to music, playing with a friend...each poem elicits a new appreciation of the rich content of everyday life. And each poem is accompanied by a beautiful drawing, both portrait and panorama, that deepens the insights contained in the singing words.
For the first time Eloise Greenfield and Diane and Leo Dillon have combined teir rich talents to bring children a book that shows them the joys that come from seeing with a poet's eyes--the eyes of love.

I Am Phoenix
Poems for Two Voices

Author(s) : Paul Fleischman
Illustrator(s) : Ken Nutt
Price :$5.99
Paul Fleischman celebrates the sound, the sense, the essence of birds. Written to be spoken aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous, these poems perfectly capture the beauty of birds in their singing, soaring, and rejoicing.
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