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NYPL's Children's Books 2011: Poetry

Cousins of Clouds
Cousins of Clouds Elephant Poems By Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn (Book - 2010 ) J 811 Zimmer and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Pachyderms on parade! Simple poetic reflections on elephant behavior and personality accompanied by witty pictures and fascinating facts.

Every Thing on It
Every Thing on It Poems and Drawings By Silverstein, Shel (Book - 2011 ) J 811 Silverstein and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Meet "Mustache Moe," a "Kid-Eating Land Shark," and other quirky characters in this collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the beloved author of "Where the Sidewalk Ends".

Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed From A Single Word
Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed From A Single Word By Raczka, Bob (Book - 2011 ) J 811.6 R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Raczka teases letters out of each poem's title to make playful, challenging word-puzzle poetry.

Never Forgotten
Never Forgotten By McKissack, Pat, 1944- (Book - 2011 ) J FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"We rarely speak of the Taken, / But I will, just once, / Because you asked." Joy mixes with grief and sorrow as Wind brings news of a young boy, stolen by slavers, to his loving African father. A moving tale of the Middle Passage with majestic words and pictures.

Peaceful Pieces
Peaceful Pieces Poems and Quilts About Peace By Hines, Anna Grossnickle (Book - 2011 ) J 811 Hines and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Hines's vibrant quilt art perfectly complements her reflections on all states of peacefulness, from harmony between siblings in "Sure Cure" to finding inner tranquility in "Calming the Busy Brain".

Won-Ton
Won-Ton A Cat Tale Told in Haiku By Wardlaw, Lee, 1955- (Book - 2011 ) J PIC W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:After being adopted from a shelter, a cat lets his new family know who is boss. Will he ever trust them enough to share his real name?

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As children's librarians shared this year's newest books with the children in their local libraries, it became clear that the old adage - the more things change, the more they stay the same - is truer than ever. From Xboxes to iPads, from Wii consoles to the hottest apps, technology ages in a blink of an eye, but the timelessness of a good tale will always engage even the most tech-savvy child. Here are some of the best poetry books of the 2011 year. Enjoy them with your families.


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