In her newest book of her signature reverso poems, each of which contains two poems—one read forwards and the other backwards— Marilyn Singer tackles Greek myths. Echo Echo (Dial, $16.99) tells many of these classic stories first in poetic yet familiar form, then reverses them to reveal an entirely new perspective or alternative to the traditional narrative. The two poems are in conversation with each other and together create a beautiful and unique interpretation of mythology. As with Singer’s previous collections, Josee Masse’s colorful illustrations add to the vibrant package. Ages 7-10.

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Josée Masse (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803739925
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Published: Dial Books - February 16th, 2016

Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons (Sterling, $17.95) is a collection of twelve newly unearthed songs and poems written by legendary children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, whose distinctive combination of language, lyricism, and cadence infuses each piece. Renowned artists including Peter Brown, Floyd Cooper, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake provide breathtaking illustrations for these beautiful verses. An accompanying CD includes songs composed and performed by Tom Proutt and Emily Gary. This lovingly crafted combination of art, verse, and music is a delightful treat for children and adults all year round. Ages 3-6

A Celebration of the Seasons: Goodnight Songs, 2: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists [With Audio CD] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454904472
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 4th, 2015

If you have ever yearned to celebrate a sunrise, praise a prairie, or marvel at a mountaintop by reciting the perfect line of poetry, the National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic, $24.99) is for you. Selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, these 200-plus pieces offer a range of tone, form, and origin as varied as the environments and creatures they exalt. From reverential odes to snappy couplets and haikus, this collection shows the many ways in which poets throughout the ages, from Langston Hughes to Joyce Sidman, have been awed and amused by the natural world. Every poem is set beside full-color photographs designed to captivate and inspire young listeners, bards, and botanists alike. Ages 4 and up

National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426320941
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 13th, 2015