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Once in a Blue Moon

by Danielle Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: environment, poetry (see also stories in verse)

A book that will inspire readers to connect more deeply with the natural world, from the award winning author of Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox.

Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She de …

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Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise

Selección de poemas de Humberto Ak’abal / Selected Poems of Humberto Ak’abal

by Humberto Ak'abal, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling, translated by Hugh Hazelton, edited by Patricia Aldana
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), caribbean & latin america, nature, caribbean & latin american

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

Aquí era el paraíso  / Here Was Paradise is a selection of poems written by the great Maya poet Humberto Ak’abal. They evoke his childhood in and around the Maya K’iche’ village of Momoste …

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Poem in My Pocket

by Chris Tougas, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), words

In this charming picture book allegory of the creative writing process, happenstance and weather events symbolize the emotional ebb and flow of writing a poem.

I had a poem in my pocket, but my pocket got a rip. Rhymes tumbled down my leg and trickled from my hip.

Thus begins the journey of a young poet's words out into the world, where they join ran …

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Little You / Gidagaashiinh

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse), nursery rhymes

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of Welcome Song for Baby and We Sang You Home, has partnered with talented illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, …

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Sunny Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), weather, camping & outdoor activities

 

With more enticing collage art and sparkling rhyme from the creators of Snow Days, a preschooler’s celebration of sunny weather and all the activities it makes possible

Morning sun, golden skies
Softly waking sleepy eyes

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the ground is the perfect place to curl up with a furry frie …

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The Sun is a Shine

by Leslie A. Davidson, illustrated by Slavka Kolesar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: weather, poetry (see also stories in verse), seasons, non-classifiable

A gentle and poetic board book about weather systems across the world. Young readers will enjoy meeting children from around the globe and experiencing the phenomena of the sky as each child thanks Mother Earth for bringing the sun, wind, rain, snow, lightning and thunder to them. Magical illustrations enhance evocative text in a delightful blend …

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My Heart Beats

by Rina Singh
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: emotions & feelings, love & romance, poetry (see also stories in verse), sounds

No matter what language we speak, no matter where we live in the world, our hearts beat with the same rhythm. We may hear and say the sounds differently—doki doki in Japanese, tu tump tu tump in Italian, dugeun dugeun in Korean, dhak dhak in Urdu, boum boum in French and thump thump in English—but when our hearts beat, all the sounds mean the s …

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