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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.

A book of poems about common insects.

A collection of poems that celebrates the insect world, from the Newbery Medal winning author of Seedfolks. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

Poems to celebrate spring, written in both English and Spanish

In more than 40 exuberant poems and “vandalized” photographs, you’ll meet a city kid who fantasizes about farming on a stoop, a girl with crumpets and crêpes in her head, and a boy with a pet cabbage. “Doctor Food” prescribes good food as medicine and “Dancing Kitchen” will have you shimmying with your skillet. From the amuse-bouche to the very last pea on the plate, A Moose Boosh celebrates food—growing it, making it, slurping it and especially sharing it with loved ones at the dinner table. 
Thanks for Readers to Eaters for donating this book to our lending library. 

Poems and facts from all 50 states.

A book of poems about trees.

A compilation of poetry about birds.