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Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
A stunning novel in verse about a young refugee fleeing a fascist government and the trials that await him in his new home.Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany with nothing but a desperate dream that he might one day find his parents again. But that golden land called New York has turned away his ship full of refugees, and Daniel finds himself in Cuba.As the tropical island begins to work its magic on him, the young refugee befriends a local girl with some painful secrets of her own. Yet even in Cuba, the Nazi darkness is never far away. . . .
Did You Hear What I Heard?: Poems About School
Poet Kay Winters has written a book of zippy poems centering on the triumphs and trials of those first school years. This cheery collection covers an astonishing range of activities from the anticipated--dashing to the bus and science class discoveries--to the completely unexpected--losing a permission slip and seeing a teacher outside the classroom. Patrice Barton's sweetly smudgy watercolor illustrations show a wonderfully diverse class of young students, making this an ideal selection for every collection.
Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Robert Louis Stevenson’s rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public. Stevenson’s joyful exploration of the world speaks directly from a child’s point of view and celebrates the child’s imagination. This Golden Books edition, originally published in 1951, features lively, colorful illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Alice and Martin Provensen. The original artwork has been digitally restored for this edition - resulting in a stunning, best-ever reproduction!
The Complete Book Of The Flower Fairies
Barker, Cicely Mary
Enjoy the classic, complete collection of Cicely Mary Barker's original Flower Fairies books in this brand-new edition. This collector's favorite has been redesigned and now features a lavish, eye-catching jacket with silver foil. The interior still includes all of the well-loved illustrations and poems from Barker's eight original books, as well as a selection of fairy rhymes.
A Cat Called Elvis (MacMillan Poetry)
In this fantastic new collection of poems, Brian Moses tells us about cats, dogs, dragons, New York, space, dinosaurs, spider-swallowing, why he has given up playing air guitar, why you cannot take a lobster through security, the ghosts of London Underground and why fairies must have taken his brother!
The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet
A companion to the best-selling "Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back", this volume features 12 unforgettable stories of the living earth as seen from the sky. Ages 4-8
Down By The Bay (Songs To Read)
A classic silly song that toddlers know and love, Down by the Bay has been a favorite and best-selling Raffi Songs to Read since it was first published in 1988. In this friendly board book edition, irresistible art by Nadine Bernard Westcott depicts wonderfully amusing creatures such as a bear combing his hair, a goose kissing a moose, and a whale with a polka-dot tail. Very young children will find this book both entertaining and instructive in early language skills such as rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, and will delight in hearing it read or sung aloud to them.
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Robert Frost is a poet who could and did speak to everyone, but rarely more memorably than in this evocation of the quiet delights of winter. Award-winning illustrator Susan Jeffers brings the wintry woods to life with richly detailed, subtly colored artwork. In her sweeping landscapes, she captures the patterns of bare branches against the sky and the silent fury of a snowstorm.
The Night Before Christmas
Moore, Clement C.
It is the night before Christmas . . . in a house so cozy and colorful that only the beloved Mary Engelbreit could have created it. Not a creature is stirring. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . . For this merry holiday celebration, every page is filled with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. A bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a jolly, bespectacled Santa await. Make Mary's joyous vision a part of your special Christmas!
Bronzeville Boys And Girls
In 1956, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks created a collection of poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. She reminded us that whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neighborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and experiences. And now a brand-new generation of readers will savor Ms. Brooks's poems in this stunning reillustrated edition that features vibrant paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold.
Brothers & Sisters: Family Poems
Full, half, step, old and young, close in age and far apart. The bond between all siblings is powerful and special. Celebrate the love of brothers and sisters everywhere with award-winning author Eloise Greenfield in this poignant collection of poems for and about families, illustrated by renowned artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist in pen and ink and vibrant watercolor.
Behold The Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems
In Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, the master of silliness introduces oddly wonderful and uniquely skilled creatures who are combinations of animals and objects. You will meet the Ballpoint Penguins, the Clocktopus, the tearful Zipperpotamuses, a Spatuloon, and a Tubaloon! In What a Day It Was at School! there are poems about homework (oh dear!), music, a field trip (hooray!), science, spelling (gasp!), gym, and a noisy mistake (oops!). What a funny, outrageous, exciting, incredible, silly, extraordinary day it was at school! In Scranimals, you will find the fragrant Rhinocerose and the cunning Broccolions, and, if you are very, very quiet, you'll spot the gentle, shy Pandaffodil. So put on your pith helmet and join Jack Prelutsky for an adventure you will never forget!
Con Una Estrella En La Mano
Margarita Engle, la aclamada autora y Poeta Juvenil Laureada del Poetry Foundation, entrega una nueva y hermosa novela en verso acerca de Rubén Darío, el poeta nicaragüense y héroe popular que inició el movimiento literario del Modernismo en Hispanoamérica.
Aire Encantado: Dos Culturas, Dos Alas: Una Memoria (Spanish Edition)
Now available in Spanish! In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions - sources of comfort when the children at school are not.Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts into the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
A turtle named Jaws, a dinosaur canary, and a no-show tooth fairy are just some of the characters that show up in this rambunctious and irresistible collection of poems that look at the world through a child's eyes.
Now We Are Six
Readers will be moved by the gentle humor and playful rhythms of what have become some of the best-loved poems for children. And they will find delight and reassurance in Milne's world - an always accessible, sun-filled realm of the imagination - a world perfectly rendered in Ernest Shepard's enchanting illustrations.
Once I Ate A Pie
Every dog has a tail to wag . . . and a tale to tell. Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest asked a collection of canines to speak up - and so they do, in words, barks, and yips. Captured here are accounts of happy days filled with squeaky toys, good smells, plenty of naps, and the very important jobs they do for the people they love to love.
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
Hicks, Barbara Jean
What do monsters eat? The waitress in this restaurant just doesn’t have a clue. Monsters don’t eat broccoli! How could she think we do? In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they don’t like broccoli. They’d rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they’re munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren’t so bad after all! This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.
16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"
This simple nonfiction picture book about the beloved American poet William Carlos Williams is also about how being mindful can result in the creation of a great poem like "The Red Wheelbarrow"--which is only sixteen words long.
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
Illustrations and rhyming text reveal how imagination can spice up even the healthiest meal.
Awful Ogre Running Wild
The mischievous Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky transport readers once again to a world that is irresistibly gross and awesomely awful, starring the endearing, unforgettable Awful Ogre!
The Great Migration: Journey To The North
When Eloise Greenfield was four months old, her family moved from their home in Parmele, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Before Jan Spivey Gilchrist was born, her mother moved from Arkansas and her father moved from Mississippi. Both settled in Chicago, Illinois. Though none of them knew it at the time, they had all become part of the Great Migration. In this collection of poems and collage artwork, award winners Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist gracefully depict the experiences of families like their own, who found the courage to leave their homes behind and make new lives for themselves elsewhere.
How to be Batman, the Year Six Disco, the school bully, being alone, best mates, being a dragon... or vanishing - FWOOF! With witty illustrations by the author, this is an exciting and distinctive debut poetry collection.
Wild in the Streets
This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with nonfiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our city landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples.
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