Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Display: Poetry

Wham! It’s a Poetry Jam
By Sara Holbrook
A guide to performing poetry alone and in groups; includes guidelines to set up poetry-performance contests.

American Poems
Edited by John Hollander Contains a collection of poetry that spans two centuries and provides a diverse point of view of American life.

Animal Poems
Edited by John Hollander
The writers include Blake, Dickinson, Tennyson, Yeats, Wordsworth, and Keats. The captivating paintings by Simona Mulazanni make every page a delight. And the subject—animals, big and small, wild and tame— has an irresistible appeal to children.

By Alan Katz
A collection of humorous poems for children.

Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses
By J. Patrick Lewis
Clever puns and elaborately detailed, surreal artwork illuminate a collection of comically grim verses that can't help but tickle the funny bone.

William Blake
Edited by John Maynard
A collection of illustrated poems enjoyable for children selected from the works of William Blake.

Awful Ogre’s Awful Day
By Jack Prelutsky
In a series of poems, Awful Ogre rises, grooms himself, dances, pens a letter, and goes through other activities as the day passes.

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant
By Jack Prelutsky A collection of seventeen poems introduces a vast array of colorful characters, who are part creature, part inanimate object, from the ballpoint penguin to the spatuloon.

Book Speak! Poems About Books
By Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator Josee Bisaillon's mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage present page after page of richly colored spreads filled with action and charm. Together, Salas and Bisaillon deliver a unique collection brimming with ideas as much about book spines and dust jackets as they are about adventure and imagination.

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
By Marilyn Singer
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

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