Poetry Speaks to Children reaches into the world of poetry and pulls out the elements children love: rhyme, rhythm, fun and, every once in a while, a little mischief. More than 90 poems, for children ages six and up, celebrate the written word and feature a star-studded lineup of beloved poets, including: Roald Dahl; J. R. R. Tolkien; Robert Frost; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ogden Nash; Langston Hughes; Sonia Sanchez; Seamus Heaney; Rita Dove; Billy Collins; and Nikki Giovanni. On the accompanying CD, 50 of the poems are brought to life--most read by the poets themselves--allowing the reader to hear the words as the poets intended.
A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name.
The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.
A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.
The lines of this poem have echoed through the decades. Originally published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner, Ernest Thayer's poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana.
A cooking poem with text in both Spanish and English, following a young chef as she puts on her apron and prepares a simple recipe while she sings and dances in her kitchen.
From reading under the covers to watching shadows dance on the wall, these fourteen vigorous verses show that a child's life begins at bedtime.
A collection of poems
written for two readers describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.
A young student, who comes to love
poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.