It’s Hard To Be a Verb!

Basic Info: Written by Julia Cook. Illustrated by Carrie Hartman. Published by National Center for Youth Issues in 2008. Book Review: Louis is a little boy who is always up to something. Unfortunately, it's usually the wrong something! He is always on the move and you know what? It's hard to be a verb! This wonderful book... Continue Reading →


It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles

Basic Info: Written by Jack Prelutsky. Illustrated by James Stevenson. Published by HarperCollins in 2005. Book Review: In this hilarious and wacky collection of poems, Jack Prelutsky uses interesting words and unique ideas to draw kids in and get them to really love poetry! This book is great when teaching basics of poetry and helping... Continue Reading →

Every Time I Climb a Tree

Basic Info: Written by David McCord. Illustrated by Marc Simont. Published by Little Brown and Company in 1980. Book Review: This book is a collection of short poems that have short lines and are sure to connect with young readers. There's a poem about climbing a tree, a poem about licking a fence, and so... Continue Reading →


Basic Info: Written by Ann E. Burg. Published by Scholastic in 2016. Book Review: When Grace is called to work into the main house, she's told by her parents to keep her head down and her mouth shut - don't cause trouble! Grace is confused about why white people get to make all of the... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Memory

Basic Info: Written by Nina Laden. Illustrated by Renata Liwska. Published by Hachette Book Group in 2013. Book Review: This adorable poem is all about wondering if new things remember that they were once something else. It starts with "Does a feather remember it once was... a bird?" and only gets cuter from there. The... Continue Reading →

Animals A-Z: Poems for Early Readers

Basic Info: Written and illustrated by Gail C. Goldberg. Published by AuthorHouse in 2015. Book Review: This book, written by a teacher, is a great way to help young readers learn their letters. All of the letters are accompanied by a poem about an animal that begins with that letter! This will give kids a... Continue Reading →

Honey, I Love

Basic Info: Written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Published by HarperCollins in 1978. Book Review: Honey, I Love is a story written in verses about a young African-American girl and all of the things she likes and loves. This includes verses about her cousin's southern accent among other things. The author and... Continue Reading →

The Sneetches and Other Stories

Book Info: Written by Dr. Seuss. Published by Random House in 1961. Book Review: The Sneetches and Other Stories is a story written in a sing-songy, poetry-style form that tells the story of the Sneetches. In this story, there are the star-bellied Sneetches and the plain-bellied Sneetches; the star-bellied Sneetches lived lives of fun while the... Continue Reading →

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