His Shoes Were Far Too Tight: Poems by Edward Lear - Calef Brown and Daniel Pinkwater

“How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!” announces the first poem in this collection of nonsense verse by Edward Lear. And pleasant indeed it is for children of all ages to encounter Mr. Lear in this wonderful, whimsical book put together by Daniel Pinkwater. Calef Brown’s bright, colorful illustrations perfectly capture these silly songs and stories, from the Jumblies in their sieve on the sea to the moonlit romance of the Owl and the Pussycat. Read the poems in His Shoes Were Far Too Tight (Chronicle, $16.99) out loud with your favorite kid or not-too-serious grown-up. All ages. DMC

I Am the Book - Yayo and Lee Bennett Hopkins

What could be better for a lover of literature than a collection of poems about books? Lee Bennett Hopkins has compiled a wonderful array of poems that all have one thing in common: they celebrate the written word. These poems illuminate the magic of books: the way they can transport us to a new world, their ability to comfort us, and how they make us think. The poems are accompanied by Yayo’s illustrations, which cleverly place books in unlikely places. I Am the Book (Holiday House, $16.95) is a treasury full of humor and a sincere commemoration of our favorite thing. Ages 6-10. AJK
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By Lee Bennet Hopkins, Yayo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823421190
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2011

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys - Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds

If ever there were a poetic form that captured the joys of boyhood, haiku would be it. Using the seasons as a guide, Bob Raczka celebrates the wonder, whimsy, and mischief of childhood in GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99). One boy wants to know who turned off the crickets at the end of summer. Another muses on how many flakes it would take to make a snow day. Peter H. Reynolds’ delightful drawings complement the haiku perfectly. While each poem is told from a boy’s point of view, this collection will charm readers of all ages. Click here to visit the Guyku website for a preview of how to write your own guyku – or galku! Ages 5-10 - Angela Williams
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By Bob Raczka, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547240039
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2010