Category Archives: Poetry

Celia Planted a Garden by Phyllis Root and Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden by Phyllis Root and Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204292 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

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Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh From a School Garden by Allan Wolf, illustrated by Daniel Duncan

Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh From a School Garden by Allan Wolf, illustrated by Daniel Duncan. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204551 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Poetry anthology What did you … Continue reading

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Out of This World: Star-Studded Haiku by Sally M. Walker, illustrated by Matthew Trueman

Out of This World: Star-Studded Haiku by Sally M. Walker, illustrated by Matthew Trueman. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536203561 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Poetry collection What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek, illustrated by Richard Jones

Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek, illustrated by Richard Jones. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536203035 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: … Continue reading

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Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Brown

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Brown. Crown Books, 2022. 9780593176436  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Angel, an African American junior in high … Continue reading

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On the Move: Home is Where You Find It by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake

On the Move: Home is Where You Find It by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536218107 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Poetry What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

Recognize! An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson. Crown Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9780593381595 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Anthology, short stories What … Continue reading

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Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds,  illustrated by Jason Griffin

Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds,  illustrated by Jason Griffin. Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Atheneum, 2022. 9781534439467 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Poetry What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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War by José Jorge Letria, illustrated by André Letria

War by José Jorge Letria, illustrated by André Letria. Greystone Books, 2021. 9781771647267 Rating : 3.8 Genre : Poetry What did you like? A good beginning for an examination and discussion of war through poetic text and illustrations. The blacks, … Continue reading

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My Mindful A to Zen by Krina Patel-Sage

My Mindful A to Zen by Krina Patel-Sage, Lantana, 2021. 9781911373803 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book:  A beautifully illustrated collection of 26 haiku poems that … Continue reading

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