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The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury

By: Selected by Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Meilo So

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and...

For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone

By: Selected by Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman

Illus. in full color. "These nonsense verses combine the domestic and the gross, deadpan and slapstick, with a lilting rhythm and satisfying rhyme. The poets are well-known contemporaries including...

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

By: Al Perkins
Illustrated by: Eric Gurney

Illus. in full color. A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers.


Good Sports

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice....

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

By: Dr. Seuss with some help from Jack Prelutsky & Lane Smith

Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer...

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

By: Selected by Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Marc Brown

First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket. In his introduction to this book...


Dogteam

By: Gary Paulsen

On a moonlit winter night, a team of dogs pulls a sled, taking the narrator and readers on a wondrous ride through the snow, into and out of the woods. It is a ride you'll wish would never end.Through...

Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme

By: Selected by Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Meilo So

When Jack Prelutksy posted the first couplet of a funny poem on a Web site and invited children to finish it, he expected about 100 responses. He got thousands. Now he has come up with an anthology of...

Dogteam

By: Gary Paulsen

On a moonlit winter night, a team of dogs pulls a sled, taking the narrator and readers on a wondrous ride through the snow, into and out of the woods. It is a ride you'll wish would never end.Through...


Resources

The Swamps of Sleethe

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Jimmy Pickering

Jack Prelutsky’s exploration of outer space is not for the faint of heart. No friendly little E.T.–type aliens await your arrival. There are many imaginative ways to perish in these darkly...

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's...

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