Acclaimed writer Jane Yolen employs 15 sonnets, accompanied by brief biographical notes, to tell of the reclusive life and literary innovations of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.
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.
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.
A moose, an owl, and an elephant are just a few of the animals that show up in this fun foray into rhyming.
What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor.
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.
Explores the world of sports through poems meant for rapping. Includes suggestions for how to create raps about sports.
Explores the world of space through poems meant for rapping. Includes suggestions for how to create raps about space.
Explores the world of friendship through poems meant for rapping. Includes suggestions for how to create raps about friends.
Explores the world of school through poems meant for rapping. Includes suggestions for how to create raps about school.
Explores the human body through poems meant for rapping. Includes suggestions for how to create raps about the body.
Combining musical rhythms and scientific information, students will explore the world of animals through poems meant for rapping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of word play and attitude in poetry, introducing puns, stanzas, and limericks as well as poets such as Edward Lear. Includes a writing exercise.
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.
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.
Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 20th-century American writer Langston Hughes, whose poetry is known for its accounts of the African American experience and its call to racial equality.
J. Patrick Lewis did not come under poetry’s spell until late in life—but when it struck, the former college economics professor was entranced.This collection celebrates some of his best poems for children—some silly, some serious, some historical, some invention, but all aimed to delight. The vibrant and playful illustrations of Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli lend a sense of vitality to the words, underscoring the idea that Everything Is a Poem.