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Juvenile poetry

  • Author:
    Stone, Tiffany
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    Humorous poems for children about colourful clothing, shoes, and even hair.

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    Agee, Jon
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    Have you ever gotten tripped up trying to say a silly succession of similar syllables? Try out these hilarious tongue twisters for lots of fun!

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    Pendziwol, Jean E., Arsenault, Isabelle
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    In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane. As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights - all framed by the frost on the window. Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a northern winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms. Isabelle Arsenault's spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night. They simultaneously evoke winter's nighttime life and the cozy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.

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    Milne, A. A.
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    Blackstone Audio presents the thirty-five poems and verses from Now We Are Six performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading authorized by A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin.

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    Skene, Pat, Ross, Graham
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    In Monster Lunch we dine with Frankenstein, attend a burgoo and a birthday party, meet a grumpy garden dude and slurp hot zoop. Each poem is followed by an interview with the main character or fascinating facts about food. This collection of yummy, yucky, messy and hot rhyming stories is bursting with rhythmical fun.

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    Illustrator Roge visited a school in Mingan, an Innu village in northeastern Quebec. He spent a few days taking the time to photograph each child. Once he returned home to his studio, brush in hand, he revisited the eyes of these children and drew their portraits. Mingan, My Village is a collection of 15 faces and 15 poems written by young Innu. Given a platform to be heard, the children chose to transport readers far away from the difficulties and problems related to their realities to see the beauty that surrounds them in nature.

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    Fitch, Sheree, Smith, Sydney
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    What if there was a purple planet with purple people on it? Sheree Fitch answers this question with a zany tongue-twister of a poem featuring Mabel Murple, a daredevil who rides a purple motorbike through purple puddles, skis on purple snow, and on her pancakes pours maple syrup.With a rich and vivid purple palette, Sydney Smith's brand-new illustrations reflect the wild joy in this classic poem. Originally published in 1995, Mabel Murple won the Ann Connor Brimer award for children's literature.

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    Vande Griek, Susan, Reczuch, Karen
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    Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Picture Book Award, the TD Norma Fleck Award, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book Award, and a USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book. Nominated for an OLA Silver Birch Express Tree Award and a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award. The e-book edition of this award-winning non-fiction picture book includes an audio clip of loon calls, drawing readers in to this avian family's world. The haunting call of a loon is quintessential summertime for many people. These majestically beautiful birds breed on northern lakes during the spring and summer, and when fall arrives, they migrate to open coastal waters. Young loons stay on the ocean for three or four years until they mature and their gray feathers molt, turning to the beautiful black-and-white patterned feathers by which they are known. At this point they return to an inland lake to find a mate and have their young. This gorgeously illustrated prose poem follows two baby chicks through this cycle. We witness their birth, and how they learn to swim, find food and avoid predators such as snapping turtles and big bass, and the possible danger of boaters. In the fall they imitate their parents as they learn to fly and are eventually large and strong enough to make their own migration to the coast. An afterword supplies other interesting facts about the common loon, which some scientists believe has inhabited lakes and oceans for millions of years. It describes these birds' amazing diving ability, their four different calls, and the different factors that threaten them, such as loss of habitat due to human proximity and environmental problems (acid rain, deadly toxins in lakes, oil spills and global warming), suggesting different ways that we might help to protect them. Also included are suggestions for further reading and endpapers featuring illustrations of many other animals shown throughout the book that can be found in the loon's habitat. Both the text and the illustrations have been carefully checked by an ornithologist for scientific accuracy. Susan Vande Griek's simple, poetic text has been beautifully illustrated by Karen Reczuch, who received high praise for her work in award-winning Salmon Creek, a similar picture book focusing on the life cycle of an intriguing animal. Loon is a fixed-layout ebook that can only be viewed on tablets.

  • Author:
    Dufresne, Rhéa
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    Les vacances partage avec les jeunes lecteurs tout ce que représente cette période magique qui est celle du temps pour soi, pour jouer, pour découvrir, pour se dépasser et pour rêver. Dans ce court texte, les enfants retrouveront ce qu’ils connaissent déjà, mais également ce qu’ils rêvent de vivre avec parents et amis pendant ces belles journées que sont les vacances.

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    Gagné, Johanne
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    La forêt... un univers d'une grande richesse, malheureusement menacé. D'où l'importance de le faire connaître et apprécier des petits comme des grands, qui prendront un plaisir toujours renouvelé à trouver les réponses à ces devinettes, à réciter ces poèmes, à sourire à ces clins d'oeil d'humour, à admirer ces images pleines de vie, de joie et du mouvement des feuilles d'automne !

  • Author:
    Fitch, Sheree
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    A Sheree Fitch classic, the Silver Birch- and Hackmatack Award-winning children's picture book about children's rights, If You Could Wear My Sneakers, is now available for a new generation of young readers. A series of humorous poems, paired with timeless illustrations, interprets 15 of the 54 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Author:
    Prelutsky, Jack
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    A brand-new rib-tickling collection of more than 100 never-before-published poems by national bestselling poet Prelutksy.

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    Thomas, Rebecca
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    "I'm finding my talk And it may take some time, But I'm learning to speak In a language that's mine. A response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi'kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas. A second-generation residential school survivor, Thomas writes this response poem openly and honestly, reflecting on the process of working through the destructive effects of colonialism. From sewing regalia to dancing at powow to learning traditional language, I'm Finding My Talk is about rediscovering her community, and finding culture. Features stunning, vibrant illustrations by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young."--

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    Joe, Rita
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    "I lost my talk The talk you took away When I was a little girl At Shubenacadie school. One of Rita Joe's most influential poems, "I Lost My Talk" tells the revered Mi'kmaw Elder's childhood story of losing her language while a resident of the residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. An often quoted piece in this era of truth and reconciliation, Joe's powerful words explore and celebrate the survival of Mi'kmaw culture and language despite its attempted eradication. A companion book to the simultaneously published I'm Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas, I Lost My Talk is a necessary reminder of a dark chapter in Canada's history, a powerful reading experience, and an effective teaching tool for young readers of all cultures and backgrounds. Includes a biography of Rita Joe and striking colour illustrations by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young."--

  • Author:
    Alexander, Kwame
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    Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander brings you How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree-a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do-and plant yourself. (It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry takes listeners on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

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    Nickel, Barbara
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    Short-listed for the 1999 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Award-winning poet and playwright Barbara Nickel returns to her Prairie roots in a beautiful collection of seasonal poems that chart, with a bird’s-eye view of the western landscape, nature’s glorious playground. Nickel’s experimental verses are perfectly complimented by Kathy Thiessen’s black-and-white etchings, making this ideal for any young Canadian – Prairie-dweller, would-be poet, or otherwise.

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    Rex, Adam
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    Rex brings back Frankenstein--and the monster is getting married! But Frankenstein and his undead bride will have many things to deal with before this monster bash.

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    Poems which celebrate childrens everyday experiences during the school year.

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    Yolen, Jane, Stemple, Heidi E. Y.
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    Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And-yuk! You did it very well. Children of all ages will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures.

  • Author:
    Engle, Margarita
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    From Juana Briones and Juan Ponce de León to eighteenth-century slaves and modern-day sixth graders, the many and varied people depicted here speak to the experiences and contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States, from the earliest known stories up to the present day. A portrait of a great, enormously varied, and enduring heritage, this is a compelling treatment of an important topic. Some voices are composite characters, not historical figures.

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