Books by Theme
Celebrate poetry with this lyrical selection of readings. You'll find Mother Goose, alphabet poems in Spanish and English, an ode to Harlem -- even a rhyming dog. The playful language in all of these recommended books for kids ages 0-9 makes for great read-aloud fun.
Dog Days: Rhymes Around the Year
Told from a dog’s point of view and viewed from unusual artistic perspectives, these funny, rhythmic, and child-like poems bound through a year from January to December.
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English
Using the alphabet as a pattern, paintings and brief poems explore rural life in Mexico presented first in Spanish and followed by English. From A to Z, brilliant illustrations and fluid poems evoke the plants, and more and the emotional impact on the lives of farm workers.
My Very First Mother Goose
This spritely collection of both familiar and less well known rhymes is presented in an oversized format just right for sharing. Young children will likely examine lighthearted, detailed illustrations as they extend the rhymes' action with verve and humor.
Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems
Illustrations by nine Caldecott Medal artists are as varied in style and tone as the poems in this handsome, themed, and well-organized collection of poetry.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together
Rhyming tales written for two voices makes an ideal — and humorous — introduction to readers' theater. Well known fairy tales have been adapted, reorganized and reinvigorated with lively language and sprightly illustrations, worthy of many dramatizations.
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