Recommended Children's Books
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, JUV 811 SHANGE
Famous historic jazz musicians visit a child's Harlem home in this narrative poem as picture book.
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul Janeczko, JUV 811.08 KICK
29 examples of poetic forms are compiled with explanation in this illustrated introduction to poetry.
Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein, JUV E REIBSTEIN
The Japanese poetic form, haiku is used throughout this tale of a cat pondering the concept behind its name, Wabi Sabi.
Also available in JUV KIT (cd with book).
It's Not My Fault: concrete poems by John Grandits, JUV 811 GRANDITS
Poems take on the shape of what they are about in this humorous collection. Check out the title poem on the cover of the book.
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, JUV 811 LONGFELLOW
Join us for a reading and discussion of this famous poem of that fateful April day and hear about the life of silversmith and patriot, Paul Revere on April 24th, beginning at 10am.