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          Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian ; pictures by Jeremy Holmes Presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the “Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy,” the “Bathtub Limousine,” and the “High Heel Car.”   Read More »

The Poet’s Dog

              The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan A dog with unusual communication talents loses his poet owner before rescuing two children trapped in a snowstorm and leading them to the poet’s cabin, where the children explore the memories that the poet has left behind.   Read More »

My Uncle Emily

                My Uncle Emily by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter In 1881 Amherst, Massachusetts, six-year-old Gilbert finds it both challenging and wonderful to spend time with his aunt, the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, who lives next door.   Read More »

Firefly July

              Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Melissa Sweet Presents a collection of short poems about each season written to demonstrate how a few carefully chosen words and images can invoke powerful messages.   Read More »

Enormous Smallness

              Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo Presents the life and work of the twentieth-century American writer, focusing on his fascination with words from a young age and highlighting his poetry’s inspirational properties.   Read More »