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Juvenile poetry

  • Author:
    Sidman, Joyce
    Summary:

    A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.

  • Author:
    Argueta, Jorge, Monroy, Manuel, Bell, Elizabeth
    Summary:

    This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran boy whose family joins the caravan heading north to the United States. We learn all the different reasons why people feel the need to leave — the hope that lies behind their decision, but also the terrible sadness of leaving home. We learn about how far and hard the trip is, but also about the kindness of those along the way. Finally, once the caravan arrives in Tijuana, Misael and those around him are relieved. They think they have arrived at the goal of the trip — to enter the United States. But then tear gas, hateful demonstrations, force and fear descend on these vulnerable people. The border is closed. The book ends with Misael dreaming of El Salvador.This beautiful and timely story is written in simple but poetic verse by Jorge Argueta, the award-winning author of Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds. Award-winning Mexican illustrator Manuel Monroy illuminates Misael’s journey. An author’s note is included, along with a map showing the caravan’s route.

  • Author:
    Beck, Carolyn
    Summary:

    Wend your way through Buttercup's lovely day. This edition combines both written and spoken words.

  • Author:
    Salas, Laura Purdie
    Summary:

    Presents a series of poems which pay tribute to the limitless worlds available through books, as characters plead for sequels, strut fancy jackets, and have a raucous party in the aisles after a bookstore closes for the night.

  • Author:
    Marchamps, Guy.
    Summary:

    Fourmilier, huard, orignal, ours, crabe, tortue, fourmis, hippocampe, lamantin, morse, ver de terre, aye-aye, dik-dik, hippocampe et koala sont au nombre des 28 petites et grosses bêtes, connues et méconnues, dont quelques moeurs et caractéristiques sont déclinées, en humour et en rimes, au gré de ce savoureux bestiaire poétique.

  • Author:
    Grant, Shauntay, Thiébaux-Heikalo, Tamara
    Summary:

    From patchwork-quilt farmland to the winding red roads, from sandy beaches to the endless stars at night, Apples and Butterflies shows Prince Edward Island shining in the bright blue and gold light of fall. Shauntay Grant's award-winning poetry and Tamara Thiébaux Heikalo's rich and wild illustrations pull the reader towards the wide-open space of the island. New softcover edition.

  • Author:
    Lee, Dennis
    Summary:

    Thirty-seven nonsense verses on a variety of topics include "Thinking In Bed," "On Tuesdays I Polish My Uncle," and "Billy Batter."

  • Author:
    Singer, Marilyn
    Summary:

    Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand.

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