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Read, Recite, and Write Cinquains

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175960

In this delightful book, readers will learn how to write poems in a five-line poetic form called a cinquain. Examples help show budding poets how to condense text while using natural sentence structure in writing their own cinquains. Easy-to-understand text encourages concrete language, highlights imagery, and provides hints for creating effective titles.

Read, Recite, and Write Haiku

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175984

Haiku is a form of short poem that features a set number of syllables. This engaging book describes how to create haiku focusing on setting, seasonal words, and making every word count. As they write their own haiku, readers will learn what else matters besides counting syllables.

Read, Recite, and Write List Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175991

List poetry includes a number of forms that rely on parallel structure, repetition, and line breaks. This fascinating book gives readers useful instructions for writing a variety of list poems, including acrostics, biopoems, and riddle poems.

Read, Recite, and Write Concrete Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175977

This fun book provides a logical plan for creating concrete poems - a poetic form in which the text creates a shape that mimics its subject. Tips are included for choosing workable topics, arranging words on the page, and making the most of white space.

The Greatest Table

Michael J. Rosen (author) Becca Stadtlander (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609869

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.

I Am Polar Bear

J. Patrick Lewis (author) Miriam Nerlove (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001466

The polar bear is known by many names in different languages—White Bear, Ice Bear, Sea Bear. It is Sailor of the Icebergs, Whale’s Curse, Seal’s Dread. It is the animal deserving of great respect, the Ever-wandering One, the Master of Helping Spirits, Grandfather, or God’s Dog. Whatever its name, what is certain is that this majestic, Arctic animal is threatened by extinction and in need of human protection before it disappears from our world forever.

What to Do with a String

Jane Yolen (author) C. F. Payne (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001374

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).

Elephant Work

Joy Cowley (author) Melissa Sweet (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682388167

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.

Sing Me a Soft Song Mr. Wind

Nancy White Carlstrom (author) Jennifer E. Morris (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385753

A little girl wants the loud wind to sing her a soft song. But when the flowers bloom Mr. Wind goes away.

Shadow Rabbits

Cynthia Porter (author) Thao Lam (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682386255

A poem about rabbits and their shadows in the moonlight.

The Big Soft Chair

Amie Johnson (author) Carol Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682386323

A little boy explains everything he does in the big soft chair over the course of a day.

Goosey-Gog and Ducketty-Duck

Joy Cowley (author) Liz Callen (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682386705

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.

Moose Munch

Sue Gallion (author) John Bendall-Brunello (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385746

This poem describes what might happen if moose go walking "barefoot" in the mud.

Grumps

Joy Cowley (author) R.W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385708

A prince is relieved of his 'grumps' when children come to play.

The Tea Party

Mary Lou Van Atta (author) Mark Corcoran (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380581

A tea party is more fun with Miss Mouse Miss Cat and Pup Dog as guests!

What to Make?

Kim Ellis (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038582

A ten-line poem about playing with play dough.

Autumn

Paula Lesso (author) Holli Conger (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781629796437

In this four line poem leaves are compared to scraps of fabric in a quilt.

Writing a Poem

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140615

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.

Words Are Like Faces

Edith Baer (author), Kyra Teis (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724212

The reissue of Edith Baer's classic poem is a celebration of the power of kind words.

A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson (author) Mary Ann Dorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625815484

“A Child’s Garden of Verses” includes 15 sweet, rhyming poems paired with adorable art. Included are “At the Seaside,” “Autumn Fires,” “The Swing,” “The Land of Nod,” and more! A perfect way to encourage early literacy skills, the rhyming verses will soon become a family favorite.

Read, Recite, and Write Limericks

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175212

This lively book shows readers how repetition and word sounds contribute to a limericks impact. Students will discover methods they can use to find appropriate rhymes, and then use them to compose their own limericks.

Read, Recite, and Write Nursery Rhymes

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175236

In this entertaining title, readers will learn about Mother Goose, rhyme schemes, and metered verse. They will look for the logic in nonsense words and be guided through the process of writing their own nursery rhymes.

A Place to Start a Family

David L. Harrison (author) Giles Laroche (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897488

A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something - a nest, tunnel, or web - in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live - underground, in the water, on land, or in the air - twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.

Sing a Season Song

Jane Yolen (author),Lisel Ashlock (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606974

Jane Yolen’s poetic and sensory ramble through the four seasons highlights the cyclical passage of time as artist Lisel Jane Ashlock portrays a changing natural environment.

Picturing Words in a Poem

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606813

An elementary exploration of images and personification in poetry, introducing similes, metaphors, and haiku as well as poets such as William Carlos Williams. Includes a writing exercise.