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Poetry

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.

Get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and what a healthy meal looks like. Answering questions like “Why are so many vegetables green?,” “What’s the difference between brown bread and white bread?,” and “Why do beans make you gassy?,” cheerful haiku poems, and a simple Q&A format make this book a nutritious treat.

This collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers’ market. Who to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown—it’s all so exciting, fresh, and delicious. Readers are invited to peruse the stands and inspect vendors’ wares with poems like “Farmer Greg’s Free-Range Eggs,” “Summer Checklist,” and “Necessary Mess.”
Bright and vibrant, this is the perfect guide for little ones to take with them on marketing day to inspire literacy and healthy eating.

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.
 

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.

With simple illustrations and included sheet music, this book is a garden song that the entire class will love singing on garden day.

A book of poems about common insects.