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It is the power of the poem that we turn our attention to this week. In particular, we highlight Kwame Alexander’s powerful and prodigious body of work.
Simple, yet soulful, Bloom Boom! is a book full of teaching possibilities for poetry reading and writing, plant investigations, student research, nature walks, and photo illustration.
For bird lovers, word lovers, and poetry lovers alike, Bulion’s latest collection is ideal for classroom explorations of language and grammar, poetry, and the world of birds and their many adaptations, preparing you for April's bird migrations and celebration of poetry.
The first of January may have already passed, but that doesn’t mean the start of the New Year is over. With the help of this jubilant picturebook by award-winning children’s poet and author Marilyn Singer, the New Year celebrations can extend for months to come.
Imagine! Illustrated by Raúl Colón Published by Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster 2018 ISBN #978-1-4814-6273-0 Book Review A boy’s first encounter with modern art is chronicled in this inviting wordless picture book by renowned artist Raúl Colón. Leaving his Brooklyn home, the boy skateboards across the Brooklyn Bridge, following a pigeon he spots in […]
Dear Substitute Written by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Chris Raschka Published by Hyperion, 2018 ISBN # 978-1484750223 Grades K and up Book Review What happens when a substitute teacher unexpectedly shows up and changes everything about the school day? In Dear Substitute, co-authors Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick […]
World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers with The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN: 978-1-4197-2845-7 Grades 4 and Up Book Review “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is […]
A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build Written by David L. Harrison and Illustrated by Giles Laroche Published by Charlesbridge in 2018 ISBN 978-1-58089-748-8 Grades PK-6 Book Review Underground, on land, on water, and in the air: animals build shelter for themselves and their offspring. In their latest collaboration author David […]
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Written by Derrick D. Barnes and Illustrated by Gordon C. James Published in 2017 by Bolden, Agate Publishing ISBN 978-1-57284-224-3 Grades 1 – 6 A 2018 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction Recommended Title Book Review “You came in as a lump of clay, a blank, canvas, a […]
Round Written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo Published in 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0-544-38761-4 Grades PreK – 6 Book Review In Joyce Sidman’s latest nonfiction picture book, a young girl professes, “I love round things,” and so launches a poetic exploration of all things round. Immersive mixed media illustrations crafted […]