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Poetry Selection of The Week

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This is the last selection for National Poetry Month. Hope you all enjoyed the selections featured. Please check out this title and others at your local library,.

Happy Reading!!!



I Found An Endless Land

 Its promise flowering in lush fields

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Purple mountains etching their majesty in pure air


Flat plains that absorbed the warm summer rains

Canyons that swallowed the imagination

And freedom

Freedom like water on the tongues of thirsting men

Freedom as sweet as young love

From We Are America: A Tribute From The Heart by Walter Dean Myers and Illustrated by Christopher Myers

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Poetry Selection of The Week

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This week I will be featuring two poems from two different collections that focus on science. One title is about the Earth and the  other  about the different creatures in a specific habitat, a meadow. Please check out these titles and others at  your local library.

Happy Reading!!!




third one from the sun,

Earth’s blue and white majesty

dwarfs her lunar child

From Earth Verse: Haiku From The Ground Up by Sally M. Walker and Illustrated by William Grill








meadow-gold grass

in dawn sunJacket (1)



a word


its own


Who is he?

From Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets Of The Meadow by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Beth Krommes







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Poetry Selection of The Week

“A Bird Came Down The Walk”

A bird came down the walk

He did not know I saw;

He bit an angleworm in halvesJacket (2)

And ate the fellow, raw.


And then he drank a dew

From a convenient grass,

And then hopped sidewise to the wall

To let a beetle pass.


He glanced with rapid eyes

That hurried all abroad,

They looked like frightened beads, I thought;

He stirred his velvet head


Like one in danger; cautious,

I offered him a crumb,

And he unrolled his feathers

And rowed him softer home


Than oars divide the ocean,

Too silver for a seam,

Or butterflies, off banks of noon,

Leap, plashless, as they swim.

edited by Susan Snivley, Ph D and Illustrated  by Christine Davenier

from, Poetry For Kids Emily Dickinson


check out this title and others at your local library. Happy Reading!!!

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Poetry Selection of the Week

“April Rain Song”

Let the rain kiss you.

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.Jacket (1)

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.


The rain makes still pools on the side walk.

The rain makes running pools in the gutter.

The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—


And I love the rain.


Written by Langston Hughes  and illustrated by Brian Pinkney from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems


check out this title and others at your local library. Happy reading!!!

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Stories In Verse

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Here are  children’s fiction  written in verse. Please out these titles and others at your local library. Happy Reading!!!



Emma’s  life changes when she has to move in with her japanese grandmother  in a summer before 9/11. Grades 4-7

Diana writes about her life and the changes that occur through poetry.

Grades 1- 4

Keet through the telling of stories finds her voice and aides her sick grandfather.

Grades 4-7

A biographical tale in verse. Grades 4-8

The ups and downs of a family trip told through different types of poetic forms.

Grades 1-4

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Grades 6-10

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Poetry Selection of the Week

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For the month of April  I will be posting  poems from  Children’s Poetry Collections that  I have at my library that I love. If you have ones that you love please share.

Jacket “Baby Birds”

Are there baby birds inside the nest yet?

Creep close and listen.

Can  you hear tiny little voices calling out?

It’s the chicks, with their beaks wide open,

saying, “Feed me, feed me,

feed me.”

written by Nicola Davies and Illustrated by Mark Herald from,

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature


Please out and this title and others at your local library. Happy reading!!!

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New Children’s Titles



Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen

A collection of poems the looks into the underground and digs deeper.

Feel The Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing  by Marilyn Singer

Poems that introduces the reader to different dances that exist in different cultures around the world.


Fairy-Tale/Folk Tale/Fable 



Beauty and the Beast retold by Cynthia Rylant

A tale as old as time retold with an interesting ending.

The Crane Girl  adapted  by Curtis Manley

A young boy saves a crane and his life is never the same.

Three Billy Goats Gruff  by Jerry Pinkney

A new look on an old fable.

Please let me know your thoughts below. Happy reading!

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Poetry About Nature

The earth contains many things. The Collections below are poems about the different nuances of the earth. Happy Reading!!!



Poetry Wednesday: “I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus” by Jack Prelutsky

I love  Jack Prelutsky. He has a great sense of humor and a master at playing with words. Here is a selection from I’ve Lost My Hippotamus  which is also the title of the poem I am sharing today. Please check out this collection and Jack Prelutsky at your nearest library!

I’ve lost my hippotamus,

The situation’s werid.

JacketOne minute she was next to me,

Then poof! she disappeared.

It’s hard to lose a hippo,

For a hipp’s truly huge–

I’m sensing something fishy,

Some unsavory subterfuge.

I’ve searched and searched with no sucess,

I’ve yet to find a clue

To her status or location,

I’m unsure of what to do.

If you spot a hippopotamus

Where usually there’s none,

Please let me know, the odds are good

You’ve found my missing one.