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Sing in the Spring!

by Sheree Fitch, by (artist) Deb Plestid
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), imagination & play

Spring is sometimes a long time coming. As snow melts and winter slowly blows away, the earth begins its unfolding of new life and hopeful greening. While we can still snowshoe through the soft white and sip the clear, wintry air, we dream of the sparkle of spring, that wind-chapped-cheek time, where “baby fiddleheads sleep/like so many questions …

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We Sang You Home

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse), nursery rhymes, bedtime & dreams, emotions & feelings

A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

In this sweet and lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world.

Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author …

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Welcome to the Cypher

by Khodi Dill, illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), self-esteem & self-reliance, music

WELCOME TO THE CYPHER is a delight to read—a story that will move every part of you to a wild and wonderful beat.” —Jael Richardson, Author and Executive Director, The Festival of Literary Diversity

"WELCOME TO THE CYPHER is a beautiful, rhythmic exploration of the joy of language and self-expression. Our whole family loved how the bright i …

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A Very Silly Alphabet

by Jeannie Hillman, by (artist) Sarah Shortliffe
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: imagination & play, alphabet, poetry (see also stories in verse)

A Very Silly Alphabet is a collection of twenty-six delightful read-aloud poems. It’s playful and packed with wonderful words and curious characters—like little Leila, who just cannot stop licking things, and Queen Quinlan the Querulous, a wretched quibbler. Will Silly Sally find happiness with a sausage by the sea? Will Idris Iago Inigo Crump …

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Windy Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: seasons, camping & outdoor activities, poetry (see also stories in verse), weather

Blustery wind burns and shrieks
Nibbles on my nose and cheeks

For preschoolers, windy fall days mean excitement and play. Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world. Gentler breezes help plants scatter their seeds, set pinwheels in motion, and keep kite strings taut. But fiercer winds be …

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Once in a Blue Moon

illustrated by Danielle Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • 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
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
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 Momosten …

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