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Miles of Smiles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689034619

Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.

Life in Numbers: Write Haiku

Lisa Holewa (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853372

Have you ever looked closely at a pinecone, a leaf, or a flower? If you have, you might have noticed patterns. A haiku is a form of poetry based on patterns. Haiku are often inspired by nature. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to haiku, explores its cultural importance and history, and invites students to write their own haiku. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.

The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Margeaux Lucas (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689048647

Children will love the slightly screwy world of Kenn Nesbitt, with mashed potatoes on the ceiling, kangaruplets, skunks falling in love, antigravity machines, and a jillion other imaginative subjects. This book is packed with far-out, funny, clever poems guaranteed to give readers a galactic case of the giggles.

Read, Recite, and Write Free Verse Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175205

In this informative book, readers will focus on figurative language and using all the senses to create vivid details. Students will also use brainstorming techniques to choose exciting topics and write their own free verse poems.

Read, Recite, and Write Narrative Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175229

This easy-to-understand book introduces young readers to poems that tell stories. Students will explore story elements in poem form. They will also learn how to break poetry into lines and stanzas to write their own narrative poems.

An Apple a Day: Folk Proverbs and Riddles

Gus Snedeker (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422292587

Have you heard these common proverbs? Let sleeping dogs lie. Where theres smoke theres fire. You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make him drink. Or what about these riddles? What is black and white and red (read) all over? Why did the chicken cross the road? Why is 6 afraid of 7? Proverbs and riddles are tiny, bite-size pieces of folklore. They make us think. They tease our brains. They may make us laugh. But most of all, they tell us something about who we are and how we see the world.

My Dog Ate My Homework!

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416989134

This is the first collection of Bruce Lansky's poetry ever published. It has more smiles, chuckles, giggles, and guffaws than any other book of poetry written by a single author (except for Lansky's If Pigs Could Fly...). It is a great collection of poetry on subjects kids find hilarious.

A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723000

Brian Wildsmith's wonderful illustrations create a stunning backdrop to this beloved collection of classic poems. In print for over 100 years, there is hardly an adult who does not remember these poems from their own childhood.

In Every Moon There is a Face

Charles Mathes (author), Arlene Graston (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190741

The face in the moon draws us into a gentle that brings peace to the mind, joy to the heart, and allows the spirit to soar. Arlene Graston's spell-binding paintings flow perfectly with Charles Mathes's gentle lyrics, inviting us to embark on a voyage of discovery and delight. This is a story that words cannot tell, so be sure to listen with your heart.

Monster Lunch

Pat Skene (author), Graham Ross (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439419

Yummy, yucky rhyming stories and facts about food. In Monster Lunch we dine with Frankenstein, attend a burgoo and a birthday party, meet a grumpy garden dude and slurp hot zoop. Each poem is followed by an interview with the main character or fascinating facts about food. This collection of yummy, yucky, messy and hot rhyming stories is bursting with rhythmical fun.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Amy Buswell & Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781476742946

Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky's Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons turn struggling readers into happy readers. Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders cant read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. What is needed, Buswell explains, is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem. Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lanskys poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better the reading got. Why not use Lanskys kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their readingusing six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and say it like the character reading. This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. Thats why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswells school raised her schools rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswells school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. Theres no reason parents cant get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lanskys funny poems and Stephen Carpenters delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lanskys entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their childs reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)

The West is Calling

Sarah N. Harvey (author), Dianna Bonder (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439389

Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, The West Is Calling is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of one hundred and fifty years of British Columbia's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga, from pre-contact Haida culture, to the natural resources-fueled economic boom in the 1960s and beyond, to Expo 86, to the opening up of the North and the growing appreciation of First Nations' traditions.

Great Lakes and Rugged Ground

Sarah N. Harvey (author), Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691067

Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, Great Lakes and Rugged Ground is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of more than four hundred years of Ontario's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga from first European contact, the War of 1812, the building of the railroad and the Rideau Canal, the early development of the industries that have made the province the backbone of the national economy, through the emergence of a unique Canadian cultural identity, the hardships of two World Wars and modern industrial development. Great Lakes and Rugged Ground will give young readers a vivid sense of Ontario's rich history.

I Hope I Don't Strike Out!

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416951988

It's about time Bruce Lansky published a book of funny sports poems--there aren't any on the market! Most kids love to play and watch sports. Now those sports-loving boys and girls will be motivated to read poetry because this book contains laugh-out-loud poems by Lansky and his all-star team of Giggle Poets.

I'm Allergic to School!

Robert Pottle (author), Mike & Carl Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416929475

I'm Allergic to School! is the first solo project by Giggle Poet Robert Pottle, and it depicts everyday events only a former teacher could capture. It contains 18 hilarious poems and songs about the funnier-than-fiction misadventures that occur at school. The 4-color illustrations are equally entertaining and giggle-packed.

If Kids Ruled the School

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689032738

This is one of the most popular collections of funny poetry for kids ever published. It's a classic, because it's the first collection of poems selected by kids! It includes clever creations from some of the most popular names in children's poetry, including Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, Bruce Lansky, and Jeff Moss. Humorous illustrations by Stephen Carpenter make this book even better.

If Pigs Could Fly . . .

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689049767

Lansky does it again with If Pigs Could Fly..., a collection of sidesplitting, rolling-on-the-floor poems that will make children giggle and grin. It leaves readers wondering about things like smelly diapers, toothless grandmas, dirty socks, burping babies, bad-hair days, and much more! Tested on over 1,000 schoolchildren and their teachers, only the most giggle-packed poems are included.

Kids Pick the Funniest Poems

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780671747695

This book covers wild and wacky school topics, such as bringing skunks to show-and-tell, smelly sneakers, and teaching dogs to read. Filled with funny poems by a host of Giggle Poets, this book is loved by all students--even those who have tried to convince Mom and Dad that "F" stands for fabulous. The collection was tested by 1,000 elementary-school students.

My Teacher's in Detention

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689052453

This book delivers 45 hilarious poems about school that cover everything from homework and tests to detention and school lunches. Well-known poets Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, and Robert Pottle--plus many more great Giggle Poets--wrote these gems.

No More Homework! No More Tests!

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780671577025

Here are the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book. Sillier than a teacher with hiccups, funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe, it is certain to have readers laughing by the first page. This book puts the cool back in school.

Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Mike & Carl Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416943648

Revenge of the Lunch Ladies is packed with over 45 silly poems and songs all about school. The latest from famed Giggle Poet Kenn Nesbitt, this book covers topics such as how lunch ladies get back at kids who complain about cafeteria food, a principal who skips school for the day, a science project that eats a student's dog, the sad saga of a kid who forgets to tie his shoelaces, and how teachers celebrate on the last day of school. Nesbitt's humor, along with the charming illustrations, promises to entertain!

Rolling in the Aisles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781442411272

Rolling in the Aisles is Lansky's fourth anthology of humorous poems for children. It contains funny poems selected by a panel of more than 1,000 elementary-school students. Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Ted Scheu, Robert Pottle, and Eric Ode all made the cut for this giggle-packed collection of rhymes.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416970477

What I Did on My Summer Vacation is the first funny poetry book about summer vacation, with over forty sidesplitting poems covering everything from the much-anticipated last day of school to family road trips, wacky days at summer camp, learning how to swim, dizzying roller coaster rides at amusement parks, fun-filled days at the beach, and finally, the dreaded first day back to school. These hilarious poems, written by "The King of Giggle Poetry" and his all-star gang of Giggle Poets, are sure to make any kid count the days until summer vacation begins!

When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Mike Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780684031286

Students and teachers will roar as Kenn Nesbitt pokes fun at silly school topics with dozens of wacky poems. With topics such as burping the ABCs and food fights, these poems cover everything that goes on when the teacher isn't looking. The rhymes in this book have earned A's when tested on kids--and are sure to make teachers smile as well.

A Bad Case of the Giggles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416951971

Bolt the doors and get out of earshot when kids discover A Bad Case of the Giggles. One of the funniest collections of children's poetry, this book includes creations from some of the most popular children's poets from around the world, including Shel Silverstein, Jeff Moss, Judith Viorst, Bruce Lansky, and more.