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  • Ode to a Commodeby Brian P. Cleary; Andy Rowland

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 6.99

    Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a poem! Concrete poems are shaped like their subjects. They can look like objects, animals, or even people. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how concrete poems work—and uses them to create all sorts of wild wordplay. Ode to a Commode is packed with mind-bending poems to make you puzzle... more...

  • Something Sure Smells Around Hereby Brian P. Cleary; Andy Rowland

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 6.99

    What do you get when you combine a poem and a joke? A limerick!. These five-line rhyming poems are funny, silly, and sly. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how limericks work—and shows how these little poems can trigger big laughs. Something Sure Smells Around Here is packed with hilarious poems to make you chuckle and chortle. And... more...

  • Bow-Tie Pastaby Brian P. Cleary; Andy Rowland

    Lerner Publishing Group 2016; US$ 6.99

    Acrostic? What kind of stick is that? Actually, it's a poem! Acrostic poems are created from a word or phrase written vertically down the page. Each letter becomes part of a line in the poem, revealing a thought or a clue about the poem's topic. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary shows how even the wackiest words can make an acrostic... more...

  • The Book of Nonsenseby Edward Lear

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was an English writer of nonsense, the most famous piece of which is The Owl and the Pussycat . He is also credited with popularizing the limerick, though there was some speculation as to whether his patron, the Earl of Derby, simply used Lear as a pseudonym for his own writings. Lear was also a successful illustrator and... more...

  • Pizza, Pigs, and Poetryby Jack Prelutsky

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.24

    Have you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents? Jack Prelutsky has written more than one thousand poems about all of these things?and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and... more...

  • What's the Weather Inside?by Karma Wilson; Barry Blitt

    Margaret K. McElderry Books 2009; US$ 17.99

    Here are more than 120 hysterical, philosophical, rhetorical, and commonsensical poems and pictures that explore the perfectly not-so-perfect world of picky kids, Miss Muffet's revenge, magic homework wands, yellow snow, and Sunday's sundaes! New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and renowned New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt have created... more...

  • Honeybeeby Naomi Shihab Nye

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.49

    Honey. Beeswax. Pollinate. Hive. Colony. Work. Dance. Communicate. Industrious. Buzz. Sting. Cooperate. Where would we be without them? Where would we be without one another? In eighty-two poems and paragraphs, Naomi Shihab Nye alights on the essentials of our time?our loved ones, our dense air, our wars, our memories, our planet?and leaves us... more...

  • Wicked Girlsby Stephanie Hemphill

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.49

    From Printz Honor winner and Your Own, Sylvia author Stephanie Hemphill comes this fictionalized account of the Salem Witch trials from three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692. Ann Putnam Jr. is the queen bee. When her father suggests a spate of illnesses in the village is the result of witchcraft, she puts in motion a chain of events... more...

  • Amazing Peaceby Maya Angelou; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 9.95

    In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. ?Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,? she writes, ?and speak the word aloud. Peace.? Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas... more...

  • Dick Foote and the Sharkby Natalie Babbitt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 8.99

    A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt's novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. She began her career in 1966 with the publication of a picture book, The Forty-Ninth Magician , a collaboration with her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious , established her gift... more...