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National Poetry Month by Tracy
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:41 pm
Filed under: books, children

April is National Poetry Month. Here’s a selection of children’s poetry books to check-out:

Every Thing On It: Poems and Drawings, by Shel Silverstein
The second original book to be published since Silverstein’s passing in 1999, this poetry collection includes more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives

Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed From a Single Word, by Bob Raczka
Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle – this brand new poetic form turns word puzzles into poetry

Very Short Fables to Read Together, adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Retells thirteen of Aesop’s fables, with each short poem inviting two readers to read their own parts, and then read the passage in the central column together

Name That dog!  Puppy Poems from A to Z, by Peggy Archer
Gives one dog’s name for every letter of the alphabet with an accompanying poem

A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play, by Marilyn Singer
Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand

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