Books by Theme
There is always a surprise or two in collections of poetry compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins. He brings together a range of poetry by diverse poets to help readers think differently about even the most familiar things. It’s even possible to find a poem by Mr. Hopkins himself in his collections.
The diversity of the United States is celebrated in this collection of poems accompanied by handsome, realistic watercolors.
Give Me Wings
Take flight with a bit of imagination and a varied collection of poems. Handsome illustrations enhance the short poems presented to encourage flying with or without wings.
Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees: School Poems
Familiar subjects are presented in short poems by a range of writers. These easier-to read works are just right to encourage careful listening.
I Am the Book
Celebrate the wonders of books and what they hold in this collection of poems written by well-known children's poets. Semiabstract illustrations provide an imaginative look at those "…befriended again & again/by a well-loved book./…a wealth/we never lose."
Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby
Every day, young children and their families can celebrate familiar things and activities in this sturdy, handsome, and appealing collection of 30 poems. Each short piece by a range of poets is about food, family, firsts, play and bedtime, creating a memorable collection just right for the youngest listener.
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? and Other Disasters: Poems
Everyone has had a moment or a day in which nothing seems to be going right. These short, gently illustrated poems not only recall some of these uncomfortable moments, but are sure to help readers recognize the humor in them.
Poets have always looked to the sky for inspiration. A range of contemporary and older poets and their exploration of the stars, sky, moon — and more — are presented, illustrated with lush, evocative paintings.
Sports! Sports! Sports! A Poetry Collection
Can a poem capture the excitement, exhilaration, or anguish of defeat when playing sports? The poems here do all that and more! It's an easy-to-read collection that's illustrated with just the right light touch.
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