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    I feel a little jumpy around you

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    I feel a little jumpy around you : a book of her poems & his poems collected in pairs

    A collection of poems, by male and female authors, presented in pairings that offer insight into how men and women look at the world, both separately and together.

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    The poetry of Black America

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    Aloud

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    The best american poetry 1991

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    1991

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    The Best American Poetry 1993

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    The best American poetry 1994

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    The best American poetry 1996

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    Bum rush the page

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    The rain in Portugal

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    Col

    The rain in Portugal : poems

    Collins, Billy, author.

    "Billy Collin's first new book in three years contains more than forty new poems that showcase the generosity, playfulness, and wisdom that have made him one of our most beloved poets"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Aimless love

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    Horoscopes for the dead

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    Cool salsa

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    Cool salsa : bilingual poems on growing up Latino in the United States

    Celebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of growing up Latino in America. Includes works by poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Mart’n Espada, Gary Soto, Ed Vega, and others.

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    You remind me of you

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    You remind me of you : a poetry memoir

    Corrigan, Eireann, 1977-

    Autobiographical poems recount events in a teenager's life, including her battles with eating disorders, her time in treatment facilities, and the suicide of her boyfriend.

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    I greet the dawn

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    I greet the dawn : poems

    Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.

    A brief biography of the poet precedes a collection of his works, most in standard English rather than dialect, with such themes as love, hate, death, nature, and religion.

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    Buried alive

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    Buried alive : the elements of love : poems

    Fletcher, Ralph J.

    A collection of poems exploring the mysteries and wonders of love, arranged in the categories "Earth," "Water," "Air," and "Fire."

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    I am wings

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    I am wings : poems about love

    Fletcher, Ralph J.

    A collection of poems chronicling a relationship between two young people, from first glance through final goodbye to the stirrings of possible new love.

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    A boy's will and North of Boston

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    A boy's will and North of Boston

    Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.

    Robert Frost's first two collections of poetry, which include some of his most famous poems.

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    The sun is so quiet

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    The sun is so quiet

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    A collection of poems primarily about nature and the seasons but also concerned with chocolate and scary movies.

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    Heart to heart

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    Heart to heart : new poems inspired by twentieth-century American art

    A compilation of poems by Americans writing about American art in the twentieth century, including such writers as Nancy Willard, Jane Yolen, and X.J. Kennedy.

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    Worlds afire

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    Worlds afire

    Janeczko, Paul B.

    In this collection of "eyewitness" poems, the excitement and anticipation of attending the circus on July 6, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, turns to horror when a fire engulfs the circus tent, killing nearly 180 people, mostly women and children.

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    New & selected poems

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    New & selected poems

    Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-

    A variation of the author's 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, with new poems written in the same formal style, dealing with contemporary matters.

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    Monumental verses

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    Monumental verses

    Lewis, J. Patrick.

    Assortment of poems about various famous monuments, bridges and buildings, such as Stonehenge or the Golden Gate Bridge.

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    Listen up!

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    Spoon river anthology

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    Spoon river anthology

    Masters, Edgar Lee.

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    The inner city Mother Goose

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    The inner city Mother Goose

    Merriam, Eve, 1916-

    Poems inspired by traditional nursery rhymes depict the grim reality of inner city life, including such topics as crime, drug abuse, unemployment, and inadequate housing.

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    My own true name

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    My own true name : new and selected poems for young adults, 1984-1999

    Mora, Pat.

    More than sixty poems, some with Spanish translations, include such titles as "The Young Sor Juana," "Graduation Morning," "Border Town 1938," "Legal Alien," "Abuelita Magic," and "In the Blood."

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    Carver, a life in poems

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    Carver, a life in poems

    Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

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    Colors

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    Colors

    Nordine, Ken.

    A collection of poems personifying fifteen different colors.

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    Chicago poems

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    Chicago poems

    Sandburg, Carl.

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    Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate

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    Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate : looking at the Harlem Renaissance through poems

    Includes poems by such authors as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka, with commentary and a discussion of the development of African American arts known as the Harlem Renaissance.

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    Stone bench in an empty park

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    Sto

    Stone bench in an empty park

    An anthology of haiku accompanied by photographs reflects nature in the city.

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    Blue laws

    811
    You

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    Cia

    Mid-century American poets

    Ciardi, John, 1916- ed.

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    Is this forever, or what?

    811.008
    Is

    Is this forever, or what? : poems & paintings from Texas

    A collection of poetry and full-color artwork from Texas.

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    The Oxford book of American poetry

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    Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923

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    Verse & universe

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    Words with wings

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    Wor

    Words with wings : a treasury of African-American poetry and art

    Pairs twenty works of art by African-American artists with twenty poems by twenty African-American poets.

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    811.08
    Bon

    American Negro poetry

    Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902- ed.

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    Celebrations

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    Cel

    Celebrations : a new anthology of Black American poetry

    Thematically arranged contributions of eighty-five Afro-American poets.

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    Tucky the hunter

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    Tucky the hunter

    Dickey, James.

    A child hunts the animals of the world with a pop gun and the snare of his imagination.

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    The dream keeper and other poems

    811.52
    Hug

    The dream keeper and other poems : including seven additional poems

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.

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    More opposites

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    Wil

    More opposites / written and illustrated by Richard Wilbur

    Wilbur, Richard, 1921- .

    Wilbur's second collection of humourous poems centering around words and their opposites.

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    Opposites

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    Wil

    Opposites / written and illustrated by Richard Wilbur

    Wilbur, Richard, 1921- .

    A collection of 39 humorous poems about the opposites of various items.

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    New and collected poems

    811.52
    Wil

    New and collected poems

    Wilbur, Richard.

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    The poetry of Black America

    811.54
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    Lost

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    Poems

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    Poems

    Angelou, Maya.

    Her collected works including the poems from "Oh Give Me a Cool Drink 'Fore I Diiie", "Oh Pray My Wings are Gonna Fit Me Well", "And Still I Rise", and "Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?".

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    Sing to the sun

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    Sing to the sun : poems and pictures

    Bryan, Ashley.

    A collection of poems and paintings celebrating the ups and downs of life.

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    Something permanent

    811.54
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    Something permanent

    Evans, Walker, 1903-1975.

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    The governor of desire

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    The governor of desire

    Morgan, Elizabeth Seydel.

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    The Open boat

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    Postmodern American poetry

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    Behind the wheel

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    Won

    Behind the wheel : poems about driving

    Wong, Janet S.

    Thirty-five poems look at various aspects of driving, and treat them as a metaphor for life.

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    The language of life

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    Moy

    The language of life : a festival of poets

    Moyers, Bill D.

    Interviews with and poems by thirty-four contemporary American poets.

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    Blu
    1983

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1987

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1988

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1989

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1990

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1991
    c.1

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1991
    c.2

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1992

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1993

    The blue rider

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    1994

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1995

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1996

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1997

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1998

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    1999

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2000

    The blue rider

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    2001

    The blue rider

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    2002

    The blue rider

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    2005

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2006

    The blue rider

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    2007

    The blue rider

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    2008

    The blue rider

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    2009

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2010

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2011

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2012

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2013

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2014

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2015

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2016

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2017

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    2019

    The blue rider

    Paideia School's high school literary magazine, containing original poetry, short stories, essays and artwork. Published in the spring.

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    The Norton anthology of poetry

    821
    NOR

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    Doggerel

    821.008
    Dog

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    Poetry out loud

    821.008
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    Understanding poetry

    821.08
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    Understanding poetry

    Brooks, Cleanth, 1906- ed.

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    821.08
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    Chief modern poets of England & America

    Sanders, Gerald De Witt, ed.

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    821.08
    Cia

    How does a poem mean?

    Ciardi, John, 1916-

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    After the death of Anna Gonzales

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    After the death of Anna Gonzales

    Fields, Terri, 1948-

    Poems written in the voices of forty-seven people, including students, teachers, and other school staff, record the aftermath of a high school student's suicide and the preoccupations of teen life.

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    You don't even know me

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    You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys

    Flake, Sharon.

    Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant--and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he's scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door--well, that's a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.

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    Foreign exchange

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    Foreign exchange : a mystery in poems

    Glenn, Mel.

    A series of poems reflect the thoughts of various people--town residents young and old, teachers, and some students visiting from the city--caught up in the events surrounding the murder of a beautiful high school student who had recently moved to the small lake-side community of Hudson Landing.

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    Jump ball

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    Jump ball : a basketball season in poems

    Glenn, Mel.

    Tells the story of a high school basketball team's season through a series of poems reflecting the feelings of students, their families, teachers, and coaches.

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    Split image

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    Split image : a portrait in poems

    Glenn, Mel.

    A series of poems reflect the thoughts and feelings of various people--students, the librarian, parents, the principal, and others--about the seemingly perfect Laura Li and her life inside and out of Tower High School.

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    The taking of Room 114

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    The taking of Room 114 : a hostage drama in poems

    Glenn, Mel.

    A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher.

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    Loose threads

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    Loose threads

    Grover, Lorie Ann.

    A series of poems describes how seventh-grader Kay Garber faces her grandmother's battle with breast cancer while living with her mother and great-grandmother and dealing with everyday junior high school concerns.

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    Juventud! : Growing up on the border

    In eight stories and sixteen poems, a wide range of authors explores issues that confront young people along the US-Mexico border.

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    Here in Harlem

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    Here in Harlem : poems in many voices

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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    The stone lamp

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    HES

    The stone lamp : eight stories of Hanukkah through history

    Hesse, Karen.

    Relates eight incidents from throughout the history of Judaism, each followed by a free-verse poem, told in the voice of a child from that time, who is celebrating one night of Hanukkah and the resilience of the Jewish people.

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    700.973
    SUL

    Imaginary gardens : American poetry and art for young people

    Includes a selection of poems by American poets and works of art by a variety of artists.

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    Pish, posh, said Hieronymus Bosch

    J
    759.9
    BOS

    Pish, posh, said Hieronymus Bosch

    Willard, Nancy.

    The weird creatures which inhabit a medieval painter's home drive his housekeeper away, until a change of heart sends her back to the beasts and to Bosch in a new and loving relationship.

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    Sing a song of popcorn

    J
    808.81
    SIN

    Sing a song of popcorn : every child's book of poems

    A collection of 115 poems by a variety of well-known authors with illustrations by nine Caldecott medalists.

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    Animal sense

    J
    811
    ACK

    Animal sense

    Ackerman, Diane.

    A collection of poems that tells how such animals as alligators, bats, penguins, bumble bees, and skunks use their different senses.

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    Roots and blues

    J
    811
    ADO

    Roots and blues : a celebration

    Adoff, Arnold.

    Lyrical text explores how Blues have been part of everyday life throughout history, from its origins in the sounds of the earth, through slaves' voices singing of freedom, to today's greatest performers--and listeners.

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    From the bellybutton of the moon and other summer poems

    J
    811
    ALA

    From the bellybutton of the moon and other summer poems

    Alarceón, Francisco X., 1954-

    A bilingual collection of poems in which the renowned Mexican American poet revisits and celebrates his childhood memories of summers, Mexico, and nature.

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    Maya Angelou

    J
    811
    ANG

    Maya Angelou

    Angelou, Maya.

    Collects and illustrates twenty-five poems by African-American author Maya Angelou, including "Me and My Work," "Still I Rise," and "A Brave and Startling Truth," and includes poem introductions and notes.

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    Giant children

    J
    811
    BAG

    Giant children : poems

    Bagert, Brod.

    Presents more than twenty humorous poems, with playful illustrations, that examine life from a child's point of view; features such titles as "Stinky Boys," "Dinosaur Canary," and "There's a Goblin in My Throat."

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    Beat the drum, Independence Day has come

    J
    811
    BEA

    Beat the drum, Independence Day has come

    An anthology of poems about American independence.

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    Bronzeville boys and girls

    J
    811
    BRO

    Bronzeville boys and girls

    Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

    A collection of illustrated poems that reflects the experiences and feelings of African American children living in big cities.

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    Flamingoes on the roof

    J
    811
    BRO

    Flamingoes on the roof

    Brown, Calef.

    A collection of twenty-eight illustrated poems by artist and writer Calef Brown.

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    Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American poetry

    J
    811
    BRY

    Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American poetry

    Bryan, Ashley.

    A poem for each letter of the alphabet describes an aspect of the African-American experience.

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    Hoops

    J
    811
    BUR

    Hoops

    Burleigh, Robert.

    Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball.

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    Zoomrimes

    J
    811
    CAS

    Zoomrimes : poems about things that go

    Cassedy, Sylvia.

    Twenty-six poems, all of which describe a means of transportation or something that travels, ranging from "Ark" to "Zeppelin."

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    Don't step on the sky

    J
    811
    CHA

    Don't step on the sky : a handful of haiku

    Chaikin, Miriam.

    A collection of haiku poems about the wonders and beauty of nature.

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    Rich lizard

    J
    811
    CHA

    Rich lizard : and other poems

    Chandra, Deborah.

    A collection of poems focusing on such ordinary things as cotton candy and Grandpa's shoes.

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    Dogku

    J
    811
    CLE

    Dogku

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    Tells a story through haiku about a dog and the many things a dog named Mooch does, such as riding in a car, barking at the neighbors, and chewing on dirty socks.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Water sings blue

    J
    811
    COO

    Water sings blue : ocean poems

    Coombs, Kate.

    A collection of poems about the sea, accompanied by watercolors by artist Meilo So.

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    Hist whist

    J
    811
    CUM

    Hist whist

    Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.

    Presents with illustrations the celebrated author's poem of scary, ghostly things.

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    Alligators and others all year long!

    J
    811
    DRA

    Alligators and others all year long! : A book of months

    Dragonwagon, Crescent.

    A collection of animals celebrate the months of the year, one by one, in poetry.

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    In the wild

    J
    811
    ELL

    In the wild

    Elliott, David, 1947-

    A woodcut-illustrated collection of poems that celebrates wild animals.

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    Soul looks back in wonder

    J
    811
    FEE

    Soul looks back in wonder

    Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage.

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    Firefly July

    J
    811
    FIR

    Firefly July : a year of very short poems

    An illustrated collection of classic short poems by Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Charlotte Zolotow, and others.

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    The story goes on

    J
    811
    FIS

    The story goes on

    Fisher, Aileen Lucia, 1906-

    An illustrated poem about the cycle of life--bug eats plant, frog eats bug, snake eats frog, hawk eats snake, and so on.

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    Bing bang boing

    J
    811
    FLO

    Bing bang boing : poems and drawings

    Florian, Douglas.

    An illustrated collection of more than 150 nonsense verses.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Bow wow meow meow

    J
    811
    FLO

    Bow wow meow meow : it's rhyming cats and dogs

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of short poems about dogs and cats.

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    Dinothesaurus

    J
    811
    FLO

    Dinothesaurus : prehistoric poems and paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    Presents illustrated verse about various carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs, including the Iguanodon, Spinosaurus, and long-necked plesiosaurs.

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    Lizards, frogs, and polliwogs

    J
    811
    FLO

    Lizards, frogs, and polliwogs : poems and paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake.

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    Mammalabilia

    J
    811
    FLO

    Mammalabilia : poems and paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of humorous poems about mammals such as the tiger, gorilla, and rhebok.

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    Monster Motel

    J
    811
    FLO

    Monster Motel : poems and paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of poems introducing the monstrous dwellers of the horribly horrid Monster Motel.

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    Poetrees

    J
    811
    FLO

    Poetrees

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of poetry and colorful drawings by American artist Douglas Florian in which he explores the world of trees in a humorous and whimsical manner.

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    Summersaults

    J
    811
    FLO

    Summersaults : poems & paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of poems and paintings about the joys of summer by Douglas Florian.

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    UnBEElievables

    J
    811
    FLO

    UnBEElievables : honeybee poems and paintings

    Florian, Douglas.

    A collection of poems about honeybees and their role in the ecosystem.

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    Young Cornrows callin out the moon

    J
    811
    FOR

    Young Cornrows callin out the moon : poem

    Forman, Ruth.

    A group of African-American children tell about the things around their brownstone apartments that are better to have than front and backyards.

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    Mathematickles!

    J
    811
    FRA

    Mathematickles! : poems

    Franco, Betsy.

    A collection of poems written in the form of mathematical problems and grouped according to seasonal themes.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Robert Frost

    J
    811
    FRO

    Robert Frost

    Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.

    A collection of poems about the four seasons by one of best-known American poets.

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    Where the buffalo roam

    J
    811
    GEI

    Where the buffalo roam

    Geis, Jacqueline, 1955-

    This expansion of the original verse includes the animals, plants, and geographical features of the American Southwest. Provides additional information on the history of the region and the habits of the wildlife.

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    Little Dog and Duncan

    J
    811
    GEO

    Little Dog and Duncan : poems

    George, Kristine O'Connell.

    An illustrated collection of poems about a large dog and a small one told from the point of view of a little girl.

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    Little dog poems

    J
    811
    GEO

    Little dog poems

    George, Kristine O'Connell.

    Short poems present a day in the life of a little dog and its owner.

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    The genie in the jar

    J
    811
    GIO

    The genie in the jar

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    In this hymn to the power of art and of love, the words create images of black songs and black loom, inspiring readers to trust their hearts.

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    I lay my stitches down

    J
    811
    GRA

    I lay my stitches down : poems of American slavery

    Grady, Cynthia.

    A collection of poems that depict people and events throughout the history of slavery in the United States.

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    Technically, it's not my fault

    J
    811
    GRA

    Technically, it's not my fault : concrete poems

    Grandits, John.

    A collection of poems in which words and art combine to make pictures of the life of an 11 year-old boy.

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    Brothers & sisters

    J
    811
    GRE

    Brothers & sisters : family poems

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A collection of illustrated poetry by Eloise Greenfield that describes the relationship shared by brothers and sisters, and other family-related topics.

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    The friendly four

    J
    811
    GRE

    The friendly four

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Contains poems for individual and multiple voices that follow the experiences of a group of four friends as they spend a happy, creative summer playing together.

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    The Great Migration

    J
    811
    GRE

    The Great Migration : journey to the North

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Describes the journey of African Americans from their homes in the South to industrial cities in the North around the time of World War I, and includes paintings that depict the migration.

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    Hopscotch love

    J
    811
    GRI

    Hopscotch love : a family treasury of love poems

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A collection of more than twenty poems speaking of different kinds of love.

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    Meet Danitra Brown

    J
    811
    GRI

    Meet Danitra Brown

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A little girl introduces her best friend through a collection of thirteen poems.

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    My man Blue

    J
    811
    GRI

    My man Blue : poems

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A collection of poems describes a young boy's life with his working mother as he establishes his own identity and develops a close relationship with his mother's friend, Blue.

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    A pocketful of poems

    J
    811
    GRI

    A pocketful of poems

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city.

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    Tai chi morning

    J
    811
    GRI

    Tai chi morning : snapshots of China

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Presents a collection of poems by Nikki Grimes inspired by her 1988 visit to China, complemented by Ed Young's illustrations of his native land.

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    The llama who had no pajama

    J
    811
    HOB

    The llama who had no pajama : 100 favorite poems

    Hoberman, Mary Ann.

    An illustrated collection of poems about all sorts of subjects, including "Wishes," "Ducks," "When I Need a Real Baby," and "Growing."

    Due 08/30/19

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    You read to me, I'll read to you

    J
    811
    HOB

    You read to me, I'll read to you : very short fairy tales to read together : (in which wolves are tamed, trolls are transformed, and peas are triumphant)

    Hoberman, Mary Ann.

    Presents short retellings of familiar fairy tales, each told in two voices designed especially for young children and adults to read together.

    Due 08/30/19

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    You read to me, I'll read to you

    J
    811
    HOB

    You read to me, I'll read to you : very short stories to read together

    Hoberman, Mary Ann.

    A book of children's poetry which encourages young children to read with an adult.

    Due 08/30/19

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    You read to me, I'll read to you

    J
    811
    HOB

    Available

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    Tie your socks and clap your feet

    J
    811
    HOR

    Tie your socks and clap your feet : mixed-up poems

    Hort, Lenny.

    A collection of nonsensical poems about dogs that purr, eating soup with a knife, a baby girl with a mustache, and other silly situations.

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    The dream keeper and other poems

    J
    811
    HUG

    The dream keeper and other poems : including seven additional poems

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.

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    I, too, am America

    J
    811
    HUG

    I, too, am America

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Presents the poem of Langston Hughes in which highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

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    Langston Hughes

    J
    811
    HUG

    Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems by noted African-American poet Langston Hughes, and contains a detailed introduction and biography, as well as brief notes accompanying each poem.

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    My people

    J
    811
    HUG

    My people

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Sepia toned photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "My People" and celebrate the glory, beauty, and soul of the African-American community.

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    Sail away

    J
    811
    HUG

    Sail away

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    A collection of illustrated poems by Langston Hughes.

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    I am the darker brother

    J
    811
    IAM

    I am the darker brother : an anthology of modern poems by African Americans

    Poems on aspects of race or racial problems by well-known African-American poets, including Countee Cullen, Richard Wright, and Maya Angelou.

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    Brickyard summer

    J
    811
    JAN

    Brickyard summer : poems

    Janeczko, Paul B.

    In a series of poems, the speaker and his best friend meander through the summer after eighth grade, encountering for the first time in the local people of their economically depressed neighborhood enormous courage and vitality.

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    Summoning the Phoenix

    J
    811
    JIA

    Available

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    Black magic

    J
    811
    JOH

    Black magic

    Johnson, Dinah.

    A young girl celebrates her African-American heritage by describing all the things black is.

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    Sequoia

    J
    811
    JOH

    Sequoia

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    An illustrated poem that tells the story of a giant sequoia tree.

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    Kids pick the funniest poems

    J
    811
    KID

    Kids pick the funniest poems

    Contents: Being a kid.--Parents.--Brothers and sisters.--Friends.--School days.--Disasters.--Monsters.--Strange stories.--Advice.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Miles of smiles

    J
    811
    KID

    Miles of smiles : kids pick the funniest poems : book three

    Humorous poems divided into categories such as "Me," "Parents," "Gross Out," and "All Mixed Up" by poets including Shel Silverstein, Judith Viorst, and Jack Prelutsky.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Dogs rule!

    J
    811
    KIR

    Dogs rule!

    Kirk, Daniel.

    A collection of twenty poems from a dog's perspective, such as "Bad Dog," "Dog Bone Blues," and "Purple Rhinestone Collar," set to music on an accompanying CD.

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    Jaha and Jamil went down the hill

    J
    811
    KRO

    Jaha and Jamil went down the hill : an African Mother Goose

    Kroll, Virginia L.

    A collection of poetry and nursery rhymes based on the Mother Goose rhymes. The rhymes show a few of the colorful and diverse aspects of African life, both modern and traditional.

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    Soap soup and other verses

    J
    811
    KUS

    Soap soup and other verses

    Kuskin, Karla.

    A collection of poems about discovering the world.

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    Father and son

    J
    811
    LAU

    Father and son

    Lotu, Denize.

    A father and son in the low country of South Carolina share special feelings as they spend time together in a variety of activities.

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    Forgive me, I meant to do it

    J
    811
    LEV

    Forgive me, I meant to do it : false apology poems

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    A collection of poems with false apologies from author Gail Carson Levine.

    Due 08/30/19

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    A crack in the clouds and other poems

    J
    811
    LEV

    A crack in the clouds and other poems

    Levy, Constance.

    A collection of thirty-eight original poems about the natural world.

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    Please bury me in the library

    J
    811
    LEW

    Please bury me in the library

    Lewis, J. Patrick.

    Presents an illustrated collection of fifteen poems about the joy of books and reading.

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    Poem-mobiles

    J
    811
    LEW

    Poem-mobiles : crazy car poems

    Lewis, J. Patrick.

    Presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car."

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    Wake up house!

    J
    811
    LIL

    Wake up house! : rooms full of poems

    Lillegard, Dee.

    Thirty-four poems which personify household objects from the bedroom window that greets the sun's morning rays to the night light that watches over sleeping dreamers.

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    Poetry for young people

    J
    811
    LON

    Poetry for young people

    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.

    An illustrated selection of twenty-seven complete or excerpted poems by the renowned nineteenth-century New England poet. Also includes information about his life.

    Available

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    Book

    J
    811
    LYO

    Book

    Lyon, George Ella, 1949-

    This poem compares a book to a house, a treasure chest, a farm, and a tree full of leaves.

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    I didn't do it

    J
    811
    MAC

    I didn't do it

    MacLachlan, Patricia.

    A collection of fourteen poetic examples of a dog's life from the perspective of the animals.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Marvelous math

    J
    811
    MAR

    Marvelous math : a book of poems

    Presents such poems as "Math Makes Me Feel Safe," "Fractions," "Pythagoras," and "Time Passes," by such writers as Janet S. Wong, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Ilo Orleans.

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    One at a time

    J
    811
    MCC

    One at a time : [poems]

    McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-

    An illustrated collection of poems about diverse topics including nature, animals, favorite places, and colors.

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    Merrily comes our harvest in

    J
    811
    MER

    Merrily comes our harvest in : poems for Thanksgiving

    Contains 20 poems with Thanksgiving themes.

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    You be good & I'll be night

    J
    811
    MER

    You be good & I'll be night : jump-on-the-bed poems

    Merriam, Eve, 1916-

    Collection of lively, rhythmic, repetitive poems that celebrate the day-to-day experiences of children as they explore their world.

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    Poetry for young people/ Edna St. Vincent Millay

    J
    811
    MIL

    Poetry for young people/ Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Millay, Edna St. Vincent

    An illustrated collection of 34 poems by the renowned poet.

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    The night before Christmas

    J
    811
    MOO

    The night before Christmas

    Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863.

    The well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor, accompanied by paintings by Eric Puybaret and a musical and narrative recording by Peter, Paul, and Mary.

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    Water rolls, water rises =

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    811
    MOR

    Water rolls, water rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube

    Mora, Pat.

    "A series of verses, in English and Spanish, about the movement and moods of water around the world and the ways in which water affects a variety of landscapes and cultures. Includes Author's Note"--Provided by publisher.

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    Hi, Koo!

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    811
    MUT

    Hi, Koo! : a year of seasons

    Muth, Jon J.

    Contains twenty-six illustrated haikus about the four seasons.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Angel to angel

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    811
    MYE

    Angel to angel : a mother's gift of love

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    An illustrated collection of poems about African American children and their mothers.

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    Harlem

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    811
    MYE

    Harlem : a poem

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.

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    Jazz

    J
    811
    MYE

    Jazz

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A collection of illustrated poems that celebrate the roots and various styles of jazz music, such as ragtime, bebop, and swing.

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    Carver, a life in poems

    J
    811
    NEL

    Carver, a life in poems

    Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

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    Come with me

    J
    811
    NYE

    Come with me : poems for a journey

    Nye, Naomi Shihab.

    A collection of poems, including "Secrets," "When You Come to a Corner," "Mad," and "Come With Me."

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    Hailstones and halibut bones

    J
    811
    ONE

    Hailstones and halibut bones : adventures in color

    O'Neill, Mary Le Duc, 1908-1990.

    Presents twelve poems that reflect the author's feelings about various colors.

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    January rides the wind

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    811
    OTT

    January rides the wind : a book of months

    Otten, Charlotte F.

    Contains twelve poems each one describing a month.

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    Visiting Langston

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    811
    PER

    Visiting Langston

    Perdomo, Willie.

    A poem to celebrate the African American, Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902.

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    Here's what you do when you can't find your shoe

    J
    811
    PER

    Here's what you do when you can't find your shoe : (ingenious inventions for pesky problems)

    Perry, Andrea.

    Short poems describe crazy inventions, like footsie floss, an upside-down lens for bats, and a super spider spotter for Miss Muffet.

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    Poetry for young people

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    811
    POE

    Poetry for young people

    Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

    A collection of thirteen poems and eight prose selections from larger works.

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    The Random House book of poetry for children

    J
    811
    PRE

    The Random House book of poetry for children

    More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors.

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    Awful Ogre's awful day

    J
    811
    PRE

    Awful Ogre's awful day : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

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

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    The baby uggs are hatching

    J
    811
    PRE

    The baby uggs are hatching

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of twelve humorous poems about such strange creatures as the sneepy and the quossible.

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    Behold the bold umbrellaphant

    J
    811
    PRE

    Behold the bold umbrellaphant : and other poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Presents a collection of whimsical poems about creatures that are part animal and part inanimate objects.

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    The dragons are singing tonight

    J
    811
    PRE

    The dragons are singing tonight

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of poems about dragons, including "I'm an Amiable Dragon," "If You Don't Believe in Dragons," and "A Dragon Is in My Computer."

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    The frogs wore red suspenders

    J
    811
    PRE

    The frogs wore red suspenders

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    An illustrated collection of humorous poems about people and animals.

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    The gargoyle on the roof

    J
    811
    PRE

    The gargoyle on the roof : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Presents poems about gargoyles, vampires, the bogeyman, gremlins, and other monsters.

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    If not for the cat

    J
    811
    PRE

    If not for the cat : haiku

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Presents an illustrated collection of haiku-style poems about different animals.

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    It's raining pigs & noodles

    J
    811
    PRE

    It's raining pigs & noodles : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of humorous poems such as "The Dancing Hippopotami," "You Can't Make Me Eat That," "My Father's Name is Sasquatch," and "Dear Wumbledeedumble."

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    Me I am!

    J
    811
    PRE

    Me I am!

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    An illustrated, children's poem which celebrates individuality.

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    Monday's troll

    J
    811
    PRE

    Monday's troll

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of seventeen poems about such unsavory characters as witches, ogres, wizards, trolls, giants, a yeti, and seven grubby goblins.

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    The new kid on the block

    J
    811
    PRE

    The new kid on the block : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.

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    A pizza the size of the sun

    J
    811
    PRE

    A pizza the size of the sun

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Scranimals

    J
    811
    PRE

    Scranimals : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    An illustrated collection of poems about the mysterious creatures--jumbles of birds, beasts, vegetables, and flowers--that populate Scranimal Island.

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    Something big has been here

    J
    811
    PRE

    Something big has been here

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    An illustrated collection of humorous poems on a variety of topics.

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    The swamps of Sleethe

    J
    811
    PRE

    The swamps of Sleethe : poems from beyond the solar system

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of humorous poems for young readers about life beyond the solar system.

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    What a day it was at school!

    J
    811
    PRE

    What a day it was at school! : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    A collection of poems on such facets of a day at school as heavy backpacks, spelling tests, art and music, the nurse's office, and the cafeteria.

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    Guyku

    J
    811
    RAC

    Guyku : a year of haiku for boys

    Raczka, Bob.

    A collection of haiku poetry for boys that features poems about tree-climbing, kite-flying, and other related topics.

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    Lemonade

    J
    811
    RAC

    Lemonade : and other poems squeezed from a single word

    Raczka, Bob.

    A collection of poems based on a child's day-to-day experiences that includes a puzzle at the end of each poem.

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    Read-aloud rhymes for the very young

    J
    811
    REA

    Read-aloud rhymes for the very young

    A collection of more than 200 short poems by both known and anonymous American and English authors.

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    Frankenstein makes a sandwich

    J
    811
    REX

    Available

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    Salting the ocean

    J
    811
    SAL

    Salting the ocean : 100 poems by young poets

    Contains a hundred poems written by a hundred poets when they were in grades 1-12.

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    Do buses eat kids?

    J
    811
    SAL

    Do buses eat kids? : poems about school

    Salas, Laura Purdie.

    A collection of school-related photographs and poetry for children that demonstrates a variety of poetic forms.

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    A fuzzy-fast blur

    J
    811
    SAL

    A fuzzy-fast blur : poems about pets

    Salas, Laura Purdie.

    A collection of pet-themed poetry for children that includes full-color photographs of dogs, cats, birds, snakes, fish, hamsters, and others.

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    Lettuce introduce you

    J
    811
    SAL

    Lettuce introduce you : poems about food

    Salas, Laura Purdie.

    A collection of original, food-themed poetry with photographs, demonstrating a variety of common poetic forms, and provides definitions of poetic devices.

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    Arithmetic

    J
    811
    SAN

    Arithmetic

    Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.

    A poem about numbers and their characteristics. Features anamorphic, or distorted, drawings which can be restored to normal by viewing from a particular angle or by viewing the image's reflection in the provided Mylar cone.

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    Rainbows are made

    J
    811
    SAN

    Rainbows are made : poems

    Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.

    Seventy humorous and serious poems dealing with people, word play, everyday things, nature, night, and the sea.

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    Truckery rhymes

    J
    811
    SCI

    Truckery rhymes

    Scieszka, Jon.

    Collects illustrated rhymes about the trucks that reside in Trucktown.

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    Ellington was not a street

    J
    811
    SHA

    Ellington was not a street

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents an illustrated poem in which Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood growing up in the company W.E.B. Du Bois, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Robeson, and other great African-American men who were instrumental in changing American culture and society.

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    Freedom's a-callin me

    J
    811
    SHA

    Freedom's a-callin me

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Illustrations and text imagine what it was like for the men and women on the Underground Railroad.

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    We troubled the waters

    J
    811
    SHA

    We troubled the waters : poems

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents illustrated poetry from African-American playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, in which she explores racism and racial discrimination in the United States.

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    Butterfly eyes and other secrets of the meadow

    J
    811
    SID

    Butterfly eyes and other secrets of the meadow

    Sidman, Joyce.

    Poem and factual information about meadow flora and fauna are presented alternately.

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    What the heart knows

    J
    811
    SID

    What the heart knows : chants, charms, & blessings

    Sidman, Joyce.

    Presents a collection of illustrated poems that were translated from ancient forms of the spoken word into the twenty-first century.

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    Beastly rhymes to read after dark

    J
    811
    SIE

    Beastly rhymes to read after dark

    Sierra, Judy.

    A collection of funny rhymes accompanied by gruesome illustrations of animals and monsters.

    Lost

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    Don't bump the glump!

    J
    811
    SIL

    Don't bump the glump! : and other fantasies

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A collection of fun poems for children by Shel Silverstein featuring unusual, silly, and scary creatures.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Falling up

    J
    811
    SIL

    Falling up : poems and drawings

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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    A light in the attic

    J
    811
    SIL

    A light in the attic

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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    Runny Babbit

    J
    811
    SIL

    Runny Babbit : a billy sook

    Silverstein, Shel.

    Presents a collection of children's poetry by author, cartoonist, playwright, and poet Shel Silverstein that uses spoonerisms in place of traditional poetic form.

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    Follow follow

    J
    811
    SIN

    Follow follow : a book of reverso poems

    Singer, Marilyn.

    A collection of poems in which characters from familiar tales relate their side of the story.

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    Mirror mirror

    J
    811
    SIN

    Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse

    Singer, Marilyn.

    A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

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    Twosomes

    J
    811
    SIN

    Twosomes : love poems from the animal kingdom

    Singer, Marilyn.

    A collection of humorous poems for children that depicts various animals declaring their love and affection.

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    Perfect harmony

    J
    811
    SMI

    Perfect harmony : a musical journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem

    Smith, Charles R., Jr.

    A collection of poems that capture the feelings and expression of music in some of its forms.

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    The way a door closes

    J
    811
    SMI

    The way a door closes

    Smith, Hope Anita.

    A collection of poems about a thirteen-year-old boy whose father abandoned him and his family.

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    Bumples, fumdidlers, and jellybeans

    J
    811
    SPI

    Bumples, fumdidlers, and jellybeans

    Spilka, Arnold.

    A collection of nonsense poetry featuring bumple snigglefritzers, crazy grammar, and some philosophical conundrums.

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    Alpha beta chowder

    J
    811
    STE

    Alpha beta chowder

    Steig, Jeanne.

    Presents an alliterative humorous verse for each letter of the alphabet, including "The Enigmatic Egg," "Mishmash," and "Worrywart."

    Available

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    Heartsongs

    J
    811
    STE

    Heartsongs

    Stepanek, Mattie J. T. (Mattie Joseph Thaddeus)

    A collection of poetry in which Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek reflects on what it is like to live with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and the grief associated with losing three of his siblings to the same condition.

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    Candy corn

    J
    811
    STE

    Candy corn : poems

    Stevenson, James, 1929-

    A collection of short poems with titles such as "The Morning After Halloween," "Dumpsters," and "What Frogs Say To Each Other."

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    Corn chowder

    J
    811
    STE

    Corn chowder : poems

    Stevenson, James, 1929-

    A collection of short poems with titles such as "In the Morning at the National Zoo," "Cell Phone," and "Backpack Mystery."

    Available

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    Popcorn

    J
    811
    STE

    Popcorn : poems

    Stevenson, James, 1929-

    A collection of short poems with such titles as "Popcorn," "Driftwood," and "My new bird book."

    Due 08/30/19

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    The blacker the berry

    J
    811
    THO

    The blacker the berry : poems

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

    Available

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    Little Stevie Wonder

    J
    811
    TRO

    Little Stevie Wonder

    Troupe, Quincy.

    Contains a long poem that serves as tribute to the singer Stevie Wonder, and describes, in verse, his musical talent, and cultural impact. Includes a CD with two songs.

    Available

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    A moon for seasons

    J
    811
    TUR

    A moon for seasons

    Turner, Ann Warren.

    A collection of short poems that reflect nature in each season.

    Available

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    A child's calendar

    J
    811
    UPD

    A child's calendar : poems

    Updike, John.

    A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.

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    A helpful alphabet of friendly objects

    J
    811
    UPD

    A helpful alphabet of friendly objects : poems

    Updike, John.

    Poems and photographs present common objects for each letter of the alphabet.

    Available

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    Remember the bridge

    J
    811
    WEA

    Remember the bridge : poems of a people

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Poems about African Americans throughout U.S. history, illustrated with historic engravings and photographs.

    Available

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    Poetry for young people

    J
    811
    WHI

    Poetry for young people

    Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

    An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems and excerpts from longer poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poet.

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    A visit to William Blake's inn

    J
    811
    WIL

    A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers

    Willard, Nancy.

    A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.

    Available

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    Amber was brave, Essie was smart

    J
    811
    WIL

    Amber was brave, Essie was smart : the story of Amber and Essie told here in poems and pictures

    Williams, Vera B.

    A series of poems tells how two sisters help each other deal with life while their mother is working and their father has been sent to jail.

    Available

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    April, bubbles, chocolate

    J
    811.008
    APR

    April, bubbles, chocolate : an ABC of poetry

    A collection of poems on things from A to Z, by such authors as Eve Merriam, Carl Sandburg, and Arnold Adoff.

    Available

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    Celebrating America

    J
    811.008
    CEL

    Celebrating America : a collection of poems and images of the American spirit

    Expressions of American life by Whitman, Riley, Field, Longfellow, Dunbar, folk sources, Indian tribes, and a host of others.

    Available

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    Dirty laundry pile

    J
    811.008
    DIR

    Dirty laundry pile : poems in different voices

    A scarecrow, washing machine, cow, and other objects and animals express themselves in this collection of poems.

    Available

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    Forget-me-nots

    J
    811.008
    FOR

    Forget-me-nots : poems to learn by heart

    A collection of more than 120 poems for children to learn, including selections from classic and contemporary poets, with tips and tricks from former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman on memorization and recitation.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Hip hop speaks to children

    J
    811.008
    HIP

    Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat

    A collection of fifty-one children's poems that features selections from Nikki Giovanni, Queen Latifah, and the Sugarhill Gang; and contains an audio CD with thirty performances.

    Available

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    In Daddy's arms I am tall

    J
    811.008
    IN

    In Daddy's arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers

    A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.

    Available

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    Oh, no! Where are my pants? and other disasters

    J
    811.008
    OH

    Oh, no! Where are my pants? and other disasters : poems

    A collection of children's poetry about childhood embarassments.

    Available

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    Opening days

    J
    811.008
    OPE

    Opening days : sports poems

    A collection of nineteen poems about various sports including baseball, skiing, karate, and tennis.

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    A poke in the I

    J
    811.008
    POK

    A poke in the I : a collection of concrete poems

    Thirty poems which have their text arranged to startle the reader.

    Available

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    A. Nonny Mouse writes again!

    J
    811.008
    PRE

    A. Nonny Mouse writes again! : poems

    Another illustrated collection of primarily traditional or anonymous verses, most of which are humorous and easily memorized.

    Available

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    Spectacular science

    J
    811.008
    SPE

    Spectacular science : a book of poems

    A collection of poems about science by a variety of poets, including Carl Sandburg, Valerie Worth, and David McCord.

    Available

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    Sunflakes

    J
    811.008
    SUN

    Sunflakes : poems for children

    A collection of poems about universal childhood experiences.

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    Never take a pig to lunch

    J
    811.008
    WES

    Never take a pig to lunch : poems about the fun of eating

    A collection of poems and traditional rhymes about food and eating.

    Overdue

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    Winter poems

    J
    811.008
    WIN

    Winter poems

    A collection of winter poems ranging from late fall to early spring, by such authors as Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Wallace Stevens.

    Available

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    My Black me

    J
    811.5
    ADO

    My Black me: a beginning book of Black poetry

    Adoff, Arnold, comp.

    A compilation of poems reflecting thoughts on being black by such authors as Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, and Imamu Amiri Baraka.

    Available

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    Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

    J
    811.52
    Fro

    Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

    Frost, Robert.

    Illustrated by Susan Jeffers.

    Available

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    The sweet and sour animal book

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    811.52
    HUG

    The sweet and sour animal book

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Twenty-six short poems introduce animals for each letter of the alphabet, from Ape to Zebra.

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    The creation

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    811.52
    JOH

    The creation : a poem

    Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.

    A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible.

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    Rock of ages

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    811.54
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    Rock of ages : a tribute to the Black church

    Bolden, Tonya.

    A poem celebrating the role of church in the lives and history of African Americans, from the time of slavery through the struggle for civil rights to the well-established churches of today.

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    The way I feel-- sometimes

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    811.54
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    The way I feel-- sometimes

    De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk.

    Presents a collection of poems about feelings, from anger to acceptance.

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    Joyful noise

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    811.54
    FLE

    Joyful noise : poems for two voices

    Fleischman, Paul.

    A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.

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    For the love of the game

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    811.54
    GRE

    For the love of the game : Michael Jordan and me

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Two children discover the importance of determination and find inspiration in the life of Michael Jordan.

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    Night on Neighborhood Street

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    811.54
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    Night on Neighborhood Street

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening a black neighborhood during the course of one evening.

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    Ghastlies, goops & pincushions

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    811.54
    KEN

    Ghastlies, goops & pincushions : nonsense verse

    Kennedy, X. J.

    A collection of nonsense poems describing a variety of unlikely characters and situations.

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    Granny, will your dog bite

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    811.54
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    Granny, will your dog bite

    Milnes, Gerald.

    A collection of rhymes about various aspects of mountain life.

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    The butterfly jar

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    811.54
    MOS

    The butterfly jar : poems

    Moss, Jeffrey.

    An illustrated collection of poems about a variety of events, people, objects, and experiences.

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    Don't read this book whatever you do!

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    811.54
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    Don't read this book whatever you do! : more poems about school

    Dakos, Kalli.

    Poems reflect life in lively classrooms and are based on the author's experiences as an elementary school teacher.

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    Mojave

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    811.54
    SIE

    Mojave

    Siebert, Diane.

    Evokes the land and animals of the Mohave Desert in poetic text and illustrations.

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    It's hard to read a map with a beagle on your lap

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    811.54
    SIN

    It's hard to read a map with a beagle on your lap

    Singer, Marilyn.

    A collection of playful poems about dogs.

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    Sky words

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    811.54
    SIN

    Sky words

    Singer, Marilyn.

    A collection of poems about the sky and the various phenomena seen there, including clouds, storms, and sunsets.

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    Orangutan tongs

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    818
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    Orangutan tongs : poems to tangle your tongue

    Agee, Jon.

    Presents a humorous collection of poems and tricky tongue twisters.

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    Growltiger's last stand ; with, The Pekes and the Pollicles ; and, The song of the Jellicles

    J
    821
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    Growltiger's last stand ; with, The Pekes and the Pollicles ; and, The song of the Jellicles

    Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.

    Three poems describe the nighttime adventures of some rather special cats.

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    Hot potato

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    821
    HOT

    Hot potato : mealtime rhymes

    An anthology of short poems inspired by food, from soup to dessert, and written by such poets as Lewis Carroll, Douglas Florian, A. A. Milne, and Edward Lear.

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    Big, bad and a little bit scary

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    821.008
    BIG

    Big, bad and a little bit scary : poems that bite back!

    Color illustrations accompany poems by English and American writers that describe members of the animal kingdom that are often portrayed as villains, including vipers, alligators, sparrow hawks, vultures, and sharks.

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    Lifelines

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    821.008
    MAR

    Lifelines : a poetry anthology patterned on the stages

    A collection of poems by such authors as William Blake, James Whitcomb Riley, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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    Dancing teepees

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    897
    DAN

    Dancing teepees : poems of American Indian youth

    An illustrated collection of poems from the oral tradition of Native Americans.

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    811
    SIL

    Where the sidewalk ends

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry.

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    E.E. Cummings

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    E.E. Cummings

    Berry, S. L.

    A biography of the twentieth-century American writer whose poetry combined artistic composition with word play and traditional rhyme and meter. Includes examples of his work.

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    Enormous smallness

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    Enormous smallness

    Burgess, Matthew.

    An illustrated, brief overview of the life of E. E. Cummings.

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    Emily Dickinson

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    Emily Dickinson

    Berry, S. L.

    A portrait of the American poet known as the Riddle of Amherst, interspersed with examples of her work.

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    Locomotion

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    Locomotion

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Inspired by his teacher, eleven-year-old Lonnie begins to write about his life in a series of poems in which he discusses his feelings about his friends, his foster mom, his little sister Lili, and the death of his parents.

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    Honey, I love

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    Honey, I love

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Available

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    C is for city

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    C is for city

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Rhyming verses featuring each letter of the alphabet describe different aspects of life in a city.

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    Wolf's coming!

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    Wolf's coming!

    Kulka, Joe.

    All of the animals in the forest go into hiding because the wolf is coming, but why they are hiding is the big surprise.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Alphabet from Z to A

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    The Alphabet from Z to A : (with much confusion on the way)

    Viorst, Judith.

    Verses running backwards through the alphabet take note of some anomalies in English spelling and grammar.

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    Eli

    Available

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    T.S. Eliot

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    811
    Eli

    T.S. Eliot

    A criticism and biography of Eliot and his poetry. Includes Eliot discussing and reading his poetry.

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    Robert Frost

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    Fro

    Robert Frost

    A criticism and biography of Frost and his poetry. Includes interviews with Frost.

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    811
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    Audio

    The poetry of Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. aut.

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    Sylvia Plath

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    811
    Pla

    Sylvia Plath

    A criticism and biography of the late Sylvia Plath and her poetry. Includes Plath reading her poems, plus an interview.

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    Sylvia Plath

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    811
    Pla
    CD

    Sylvia Plath

    Plath, Sylvia.

    A collection of studio and live recordings by Sylvia Plath in which she reads some of her own poems, discusses her life and work, and reviews and reads poetry extracts from the anthology Contemporary American poetry, published in 1963 by Penguin Books.

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    William Carlos Williams

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    811
    Wil

    William Carlos Williams

    A criticism and biography of Williams and his poetry. Includes commentary by Allen Ginsberg, Marjorie Perloff, and Hugh Kenner.

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    Robert Frost

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    Fro
    CD

    Robert Frost

    Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.

    Robert Frost reads from a selection of his own poetry.

    Available

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    Essential Brooks

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    811.54
    Bro
    CD

    Essential Brooks

    Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

    "Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks reads 27 of her best poems, including 'Do not be afraid of no,' 'The bean eaters,' 'Riot,' and 'The sermon on the warpland,' in a quiet, forceful manner that underscores the raw vigor of her writing, centered on the daily lives of black people in bleak cities"--Container.

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