21 Apr 2014

April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month in the United States, a time for celebrating the beauty, sound and rhythm of words. Poetry is the art of using words to express an emotion, capture an experience or create an image. Some say that poetry is a way of saying something in a way that has never been said before.

We like to read and celebrate poetry all year in our library. We have a wonderful collection of hundreds of poetry books. Some of our newest titles include:
  • Beast Friends Forever by Robert L. Forbes is a collection of children's poetry about animals and friendship.
  • Dare to Dream by Jill Corcoran pairs biographical and inspirational poems about people who changed their own lives and the lives of people all over the world. 
  • Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marlyn Singer is a collection of poems in which characters from famous fairy tales relate their side of the story.
  • Leave Your Sleep: A Collection of Classic Children's Poetry Adapted to Music is a beautifully illustrated collection accompanied by an audio CD featuring musical adaptations by Natalie Merchant.
  • Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian describes a mean-armed pitcher, a daisy-picking right fielder, and a lightning-swift base stealer, in a celebration of the magic of baseball.
  • Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space by Amy E. Sklansky includes poems about planets, stars, rockets, moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins as well as gorgeous paintings.
Here is a slideshow of some of our newest additions to the poetry collection. Stop by to check some out!

If you are looking for poetry, don't forget about our ebooks available on the eResources page! Take a look at these cool book trailers to learn more about some of the poetry available on StarWalk Kids:

TumbleBooks also has some fun poetry titles including Animals in Camouflage and Chicken Scratches.

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