Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Poem is full of tips and tricks to help kids channel their creativity, from distinguishing rhyme from rhythm to organizing stanzas. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.
Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.
Snag the spirit of adventure and lasso the limitless horizons of imagination to discover all the simple yet fantastical things one can make out of a string—from slingshots to sails, swings to phone lines—in this sequel to Jane Yolen’s popular picture book, What to Do with a Box (2016).
In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.
Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.
Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.
From bells that ring to kids with swing, this witty rhyming book relishes the many pleasures of going to school. Clever wordplay and exuberant illustrations capture the rhythms of the school day, from the first bell to the last assembly.
A biography in rhyme relates the story of Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini.
An elephant stops by a child's house and offers to work but runs away when the child's mother gives it a laundry list of tasks to complete.
A little girl wants the loud wind to sing her a soft song. But when the flowers bloom Mr. Wind goes away.
A little boy explains everything he does in the big soft chair over the course of a day.
Goosey-Gog and Ducketty-Duck go for a walk and get stuck in the mud. Chicken comes along with his truck and helps them out but the truck slips into the mud and leaves them all stuck.
A poem about rabbits and their shadows in the moonlight.
A prince is relieved of his 'grumps' when children come to play.
This poem describes what might happen if moose go walking "barefoot" in the mud.
A tea party is more fun with Miss Mouse Miss Cat and Pup Dog as guests!
A ten-line poem about playing with play dough.
The reissue of Edith Baer's classic poem is a celebration of the power of kind words.
A sweetly poetic tribute to the interconnectedness of creatures and the natural world as well as humans and our loving relationships with one another is delicately rendered by artist Monique Felix.
The famously inspirational poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895, which first appeared in a 1910 collection of short stories and poems, is here accompanied by illustrations.
From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.
Step into a world of wonder and learning in these enduring fables of ancient Greece. You'll come face to face with the wrath of the Olympian gods. You'll meet unforgettable characters with all-too-human shortcomings, including the conceited Narcissus, the greedy King Midas, and the disobedient Icarus. Come, listen and learn as their choices lead to some surprising outcomes!
Readers will meet the fascinating main characters featured in many myths and legends. Award-winning children's book author and former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis not only examines creatures of popular legends such as mummies, werewolves, and zombies, but he also introduces lesser-known-but-just-as-menacing monsters such as the Roc and the giant called Xing Tian. Includes origins of the Frankenstein story as well as creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, Baba Yaga, and the Phoenix. Monster, mystery, and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical tribute.
The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson reminds beach-lovers of all ages the many reasons why we're drawn to the shore.
Readers have to figure out just exactly what it is these animals are doing. A fun reminder on good manners.