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Poetry

Simplistic alphabet poems using descriptive Autumn words.

In this silly children’s book, Charley Hoce captures the attention of young readers by providing them with clever and rhyming poems about farm life.  Children will get a kick out of the chicken (that isn’t so chicken) and the counting sheep (that really can’t count past two) while also getting some good language skills practice.

Poems and photography for each color of the rainbow.

From the ruby-throated hummingbird zig-zagging around to the orb weaver spinning its web, this book of delicate poetry highlights the many unique creatures of the world.

Chef Henri sets out to make the perfect vegetable stew, and winds up with a melting pot of different vegetable personalities and cultures. Each vegetable finds that they are even more delicious with the help of their friends. The story is told in rhyme and teaches the importance of acceptance and cooperation.

A collection of international poems, highlighting various topics from Grandpa’s Garden to A Potato’s Valentine to The Emperor’s Greenhouse.

Watch the seasons come to life in this comprehensive book of poetry.

A collection of whimsical poems that highlight every season in the garden.  Students will enjoy the creative rhythms and rhymes as they follow the garden from the first sprouts of spring to the forgotten potatoes of winter.
 

“I’m as lazy as a lizard, I’m as busy as a bee.  Put it all together and you’ve got ME!”  This short read encourages children to look within themselves, realize how complex human beings really are, and to celebrate the differences and similarities we undoubtedly share with all the creatures that walk this earth.  There is no limit to who you can become, or what you can achieve!

So much can happen in a single year in a backyard garden. Featuring a poem for every seasonal event, the book takes the reader through winter snows, fall harvests, and summer weddings.