April is National Poetry Month

Here are some recent poetry books recommended by our Children’s Library.  Click on the blue link to get to the catalog entry for the title:

Franco, Betsy.  Messing Around on the Monkey Bars: and Other School Poems for 2 Voices

 19 simple poems for reading aloud highlighted by colorful illustrations.

 Ghigna, Charles.   Score: 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire.

Each 4 line poem is highlighted by a colorful digital cartoon illustration.  Fun sports metaphors and reassuring rhymes.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  City I Love.

 18 poems that take the reader to major cities around the globe highlighted by graphic style illustrations.

 Iyengar, Malathi Michelle.  Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the Color Brown.

 15 poems that celebrate the many shades of brown are highlighted by pastel double-spread illustrations.  Young readers will discover that no matter what your skin tone, every shade is beautiful

 Levy, Debbie.  Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems.

 20 poems are highlighted by colorful illustrations that may have children laughing too hard to sleep.

 Lewis, J. Patrick.  Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles.

 Children will enjoy answering the simple riddles in this interactive read-aloud.  Parents, teachers, and librarians will also enjoy this book.

 Shange, Ntozake.  We Troubled the Waters.

View the Civil Rights movement through 18 poems highlighted by vivid color paintings.

For more information on National Poetry Month, go to http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41.

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