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Poetry for Beginning Readers

Treat your child to stories in verse and poetry collections that make learning to read a delight.
 
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Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
by Jon J Muth
Caldecott Honoree and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!

Eating warm cookies
on a cold day
is easy

water catches
every thrown stone
skip skip splash
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The 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury
by Jack Prelutsky
Delightful illustrations complement wonderful poems from every decade of the 20th century.
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A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated Edition
by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Eve Garnett

Touching, joyful, evocative, and beautifully illustrated by Eve Garnett, these 64 poems perfectly capture a child's wonder, imagination, and fascination with everyday things.

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Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices
by Walter Dean Myers

Powerful and soulful first-person poems are presented in the voices of the residents who make up the legendary New York City neighborhood, from teachers to jazz artists to nannies, capturing the energy and resilience of a neighborhood and a people.

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Honey, I Love: And Other Love Poems
by Eloise Greenfield Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

Sixteen poems tell of love and the simple joys of everyday life, seen through the eyes of a child: playing with a friend, skipping rope, riding on a train, or keeping Mama company till Daddy gets back.

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The Missing Piece
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

It was missing a piece.
And it was not happy.
So it set off in search
Of its missing piece.
And as it rolled
it sang this song:
"Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
Lookin' for my missin' piece."

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Moon, Have You Met My Mother?
by Karla Kuskin Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

Write about a radish
Too many people write about the moon.

The night is black
The stars are small and high
The clock unwinds its ever-ticking tune
Hills gleam dimly
Distant nighthawks cry.
A radish rises in the waiting sky.

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The New Kid on the Block
by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by James Stevenson

Collected here are more than 100 humorous poems, profusely illustrated, about such strange creatures and people as the Gloopy Gloopers and Baloney Belly Billy.

Praise for The New Kid on the Block

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Today and Today
by G. Brian Karas , Kobayashi Issa Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Brian Karas has always been moved and inspired by the haiku poetry of Issa, whose work is taught in schools and loved by children around the world.

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Touch the Poem
by Arnold Adoff Illustrated by Lisa Desimini

Award-winning poet Arnold Adoff presents a delicious and airy picture book of poems about the senses, from our fingers and toes to our lips, eyes, noses and ears.

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Wings
by Christopher Myers Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Are you brave enough to be your true self? Ikarus Jackson is. But it isn't always easy. The people in his neighborhood point at his wings. The kids at school laugh. The teachers call him a distraction. One girl identifies with him, but she is too shy to speak up.

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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
by John Ciardi Illustrated by Edward Gorey

"Thirty-five imaginative and humorous poems for an adult and a child to read aloud together... The entertaining verses are varied as to length, rhythm, and subject and are illustrated with harmoniously amusing drawings". — Booklist

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A Hatful of Seuss: Five Favorite Dr. Seuss Stories
by Dr. Seuss

Come join us for the celebration of the Cat's fortieth birthday.

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