Books by Poetry
Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems: Animal Poems (2010)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 5
As I read through some of these poems, they may spark an interest in students to learn more about animals. The illustrations and humorous verses may catch children's attention more than fiction or non fiction picture books. The author takes 61 different animals from all around the world and descr...
Construction (2014)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 3
This story shows the machines used and tells about the work to complete a building. This one just happens to be a library! With just three lines and three sound words per spread it is great for younger readers attention span. Children can do actions to match the test or use objects to help mak...
3 Sections (2013)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
Prize winning poetry collection that lives up to all the acclaim. The thing that is most striking to me is the strength of every single poem in the book whether they are short one pagers or longer narratives. Another wonderful quality of these poems is the tremendous diversity of subject material...
The Lost (and Found) Balloon (2013)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 5
Beautiful and fun book for young children (especially those who have recently moved to a new neighborhood, or whose friend recently moved away). A lovely story about finding friendship told through poetry and beautiful artwork.The illustrations are partial, some parts of drawings intentionally r...
Sweet Dreams Lullaby (2010)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
Sweet Dreams Lullaby by Betsy E. SnyderRelease Date – December 26, 2012*A review copy of this book was viewed from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*It’s time for bunny’s bedtime and the opening page is perfect. It’s to let your dreams flow and see where they will take you. Bunny finds...
Prelude to Bruise (2014)
4.52 of 5 Votes: 5
I'm a fan of poetry, but it is with great hesitation that I dip my toe into the world of writing a poetry review. While I've read a fair amount of it and studied it over the years, I still feel woefully under qualified to offer an informed opinion. Shouldn't one be able to scan a line, identify a...
Sebastian - Secrets (2014)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 2
Sebastian - Secrets (Kindle Edition)Beth is in a loveless marriage and tries to get her husband to go to counselling....he won't even talk things through with her. Beth reaches a stage where she goes looking for love else where. She has 2 beautiful kids, a lovely house and her own business.A good...
Aku Tanpamu: Saat Cinta Menorehkan Luka (2013)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 1
Novel Aku Tanpamu, berkisah tentang seorang gadis sederhana bernama Saskia, namun memiliki kecantikan akan kepribadian atau inner beauty yang luar biasa. Liku perjalanan hidup yang rumit,cinta yang awalnya begitu manis namun harus mengalami banyak intrik di kemudian hari. Kisah cintanya dengan Da...
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold (2014)
4.6 of 5 Votes: 3
Joyce Sidman has a new poetry collection coming out Tuesday, and it is glorious. It's a companion book for Dark Emperor called Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold (HMH, 2014). I love Joyce's work, nature, and winter, so this is a triple-threat collection! The poems are lovely, presented in a va...
Blue on Blue (2014)
4.19 of 5 Votes: 3
Summary: "Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist. Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside thunderstorm—from the wild wind and the very first drops; to the pouring, pouring rain; to the wonderfu...
Fall Leaves (2014)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 3
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland is fiction book that not only talks about different seasons, but puts a clever wordplay with homonyms. It starts by saying that when summer leaves, fall arrives. It talks about what happens to the birds, flowers and leaves during the fall season and the importance o...
The Day Jesus Rode Into Croydon (2013)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
I've heard comparisons to Rankin about Daryl Gould. I'm not sure I agree. The plot is fantastical in parts but still realistically based (Rankin could lead you anywhere). But like Rankin the comedy monets are circumstancial and character driven, not straight one liners. I would describe it more a...
Silence of the Nine (2014)
4.75 of 5 Votes: 5
I had to let this book and the content marinate before I could write a review.. here it goes.Kerrick is an immigrant from African in American studying engineering. Kerrick is having a hard time focusing, because the love of his life, Thandi is brutally murdered before they could escape Africa. ...
1, 2, Buckle My Shoe (2008)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
Grade/interest level: Early childhood, PreschoolReading level: No level availableGenre: Picture Book, PoetryMain Characters: No charactersSetting: No settingPOV: 3rd person narration This book is a counting book perfect for a preschool audience. The book allows a visual representation of the clas...
A Dazzling Display of Dogs (2011)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 4
This book was okay for me because it was very confusing to read. I appreciate the creativity the author and illustrator did in making the text involved with the illustrations. However, I did not like how it made the text difficult to read and how it was shaped into circles and patterns. I feel it...