Category Archives: Poetry

If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján

If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján. Wordsong, 2022. 9781635923865 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  In … Continue reading

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Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes

Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong, c2013, 2022. 97801635924787 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic fiction, novel-in-verse What did you like about the book?  In this re-issue of Grimes’s 2013 … Continue reading

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The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain, illustrated by Chris Turnham

The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain, illustrated by Chris Turnham, Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536211269 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

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Take Off Your Brave by Nadim, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail.

Take Off Your Brave: The World Through the Eyes of a Preschool Poet by Nadim, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail. Candlewick Press, c2021, 2022. 9781536223163 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Poetry What … Continue reading

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Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong, c2019, 2022. 9781635925623 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Ordinary Hazards is Nikki Grimes’s memoir-in-verse. She tells the … Continue reading

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Carver by Marilyn Nelson

Carver by Marilyn Nelson. Astra Books, c2001, 2022. 9781635925616 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre:  Biography, poetry What did you like about the book? Accounts of the life of George Washington Carver … Continue reading

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Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.  Peachtree, 2022.  9781682631911 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review):  4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  This engaging and informative … Continue reading

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Wait – and See by Helen Frost, photographs by Rick Lieder

Wait – and See by Helen Frost, photographs by Rick Lieder. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536216318 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? This spare and … Continue reading

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Hope is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran by Cory McCarthy,  illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Hope is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran by Cory McCarthy,  illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536200324 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography … Continue reading

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Free at Last: a Juneteenth Poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, illustrated by Alex Bostic

Free at Last: a Juneteenth Poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, illustrated by Alex Bostic. Sterling Children’s Books, 2022. 9781454943747  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? In … Continue reading

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