Looking for titles to get your young reader, or even yourself, into poetry? HarperCollins Children’s books has some amazing titles that are already out, and upcoming! Check them out.
9780060091255– $6.99 – Ages 4 to 8 – On Sale 1/26/2016
To one young narrator, it’s the simple things that mean the most like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama’s arm. This paperback edition of the classic poem by Eloise Greenfield with illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist is sure to delight a new generation of readers.
9780064436922– $6.99 – Ages 4 to 8 – On Sale 1/26/2016
A poetry collection of twenty-one new and old treasures illustrated with sewn fabric collages, by the Coretta Scott King Award-winning collaborators, Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist. This tribute to the written word invites readers to look within themselves and discover what inspires them.
9780064437325– $6.99 – Ages 4 to 8 – On Sale 1/5/2016
Through spare poetry and gloriously rich and detailed artwork, Kam Mak makes Chinatown come vividly alive. Through the viewpoints of the cobbler on the street and favorite foods like pickled kumquats and curried squid, Kam reveals the many stunning viewpoints about this amazing culture. Kam shares a year of life in this small city within a city, and a young boy trying to grow up American, but never forgetting his rich Chinese heritage.
9780060555269– $17.99 – Ages 4 to 8 – On Sale 2/23/2016
In their signature spare, rhyming verse, the authors deliver a non-fiction picture book that powerfully describes a timely topic being discussed around the world every day. This is the Earth takes readers on a journey through hundreds of years as it explores how humans have affected the environment and shows the ways in which we can all care for the planet.
Pixie Piper knows she’s different from other girls. She’s a descendant of the great poet, Mother Goose, and Pixie knows that someday the Goose Ladies will take her away and train her to be just like them. There’s just one problem—Pixie doesn’t want to be a Goose Lady. She just wants to be a normal fifth grader, one who doesn’t make up rhymes and is cool enough to hang out with Sage Green and her new golden retriever.
Addie’s future is laid out in front of her—become the best runner in the state and go to college on a cross-country scholarship like her older brother. But one moment, one decision, changes everything. Addie finds herself pregnant and faced with an impossible choice—sacrifice her bright future and become a point of shame at her all-girls Catholic school, or end the pregnancy before anyone outside her family knows.
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