1. I Scream, Ice Cream! A Book of Wordles
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Serge Bloch. $16.99.
Joyful wordplay and whimsical collage drawings by Serge Bloch will delight both kids and teachers. Grades PreK–1.
2. We Go Together! A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse
By Calef Brown. $9.99.
This is verse made for BFFs: We should totally start a band together!/Let’s call it Thunderbug!/Or Sandalfeather! Grades 1–4.
3. The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses
By Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Zachariah OHora. $16.99.
Warning that “animals aren’t always charming,” The Pet Project catalogs the cons of pets both wild and tame. Grades 1–3.
4. I Haiku You
By Betsy Snyder. $9.99.
Hello Kitty–cute illustrations accompany sweet haikus on subjects ranging from Popsicles and lemonade to a boy’s best friend and “ooey-gooey s’mores.” Grades K–2.
5. Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space
By Amy E. Sklansky, illustrated by Stacey Schuett. $17.99.
A slam-dunk way to teach both science and ELA: lively prose and poetry on everything space! Grades K–5.
6. If You Were a Chocolate Mustache
By J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. $18.95.
Who better than the Children’s Poet Laureate to pen a collection of limericks, haiku, and nonsense rhymes? Grades K–6.
7. Make Magic! Do Good!
By Dallas Clayton. $17.99.
A valentine to the special world of childhood, Make Magic deals with prevailing over monsters, the virtue of quiet folk, waking up your brain, and much more. Grades 1–3.
8. Pug, and Other Animal Poems
By Valerie Worth, illustrated by Steve Jenkins. $16.99.
Even the lowly fly comes off well in this book that also details the pugginess of a pug and the alien magic of a firefly. Grades K–5.
9. Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems
By Marilyn Singer, illustrated by JosÃ©e Masse. $16.99.
Everything comes up backwards in this novel revising of favorite fairy tales, Singer’s follow-up to Mirror Mirror. Grades 2–5.
10. Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse
By Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. $15.99.
Through quatrains, rhyming lists, and more, a boy, his dad, and his sister tell an epic tale of fishing.
11. Fireflies & Honey Bees
By Chip Fesko. $14.99
Explore the magic of nature on your iPad screen with tales of birch bending, Rain Drop Fairies, and Captain Wind. Grades K-5.