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Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

By: Robert Louis Stevenson
illustrated by: Alice and Martin Provensen

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do!   Robert Louis Stevenson’s rhymes have charmed children and adults alike...

Elmo's Mother Goose Rhymes (Sesame Street)

By: Constance Allen
illustrated by: Maggie Swanson

Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 (and their parents) will laugh out loud as they read this Sesame Street Little Golden Book collection of Mother Goose rhymes. “Little Bo Peep,” “Old King Cole,”...

Stitchin' and Pullin'

By: Patricia McKissack
illustrated by: Cozbi A. Cabrera

This collection of poems that tell the story of the quilt-making community in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, is now available as a Dragonfly paperback.   For generations, the women of Gee’s Bend...


Back to Dog-Gone School

By: Amy Schmidt
photographs by: Ron Schmidt

From the bus stop to the last bell, this photographic Step 2 early reader—consisting of school-themed poems—is sure to delight dog lovers and those anxious about going back to school. Most...

What Pet Should I Get?

By: Dr. Seuss

A #1 New York Times bestseller!   This previously never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother...

A Poem in Your Pocket (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)

By: Margaret McNamara
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

Usher in National Poetry Month with Mr. Tiffin and his students, stars of the hugely popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Apple Orchard Riddle. Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her playful, child-friendly...


Compost Stew

By: Mary McKenna Siddals
illustrated by: Ashley Wolff

From apple cores to zinnia heads, readers will discover the best ingredients for a successful compost pile!   Kids everywhere are knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is...

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

By: Peter Spier

With art newly restored and colorized by Peter Spier, a beloved Caldecott Honor Book regains its original glory with this hardcover reissue of Spier’s spirited take on a classic American folk song."[Spier's]...


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Poetry Month Activity Booklet (with CCSS tie-ins)

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National Poetry Month offers the perfect opportunity to invigorate your classroom with creativity and imagination! Poetry has the unique ability to challenge students to think about the ordinary world...

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A Poem in Your Pocket Poster and Activity Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Margaret McNamar

Usher in National Poetry Month with Mr. Tiffin and his students, stars of the hugely popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Apple Orchard Riddle.

Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her...

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Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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The Language Inside Educator Guide

By: Holly Thompson

   Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay...

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Novels in Verse

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May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

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Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

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Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

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Kate and Liz have been best friends forever and as far as they know nothing will ever change that. But all of a sudden, Kate starts avoiding Liz.  She’s not answering Liz’s phone calls,...


Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...

The Swamps of Sleethe

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Jimmy Pickering

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