Newbery Medal Winner Sharon Creech's remarkable novel about how words can change your life. Written as a series of free-verse poems from a young student's point of view, "Love That Dog" shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper and, of course, a dog.
The latest collection in this acclaimed series features 25 of the finest poems by poet, author, playwright, and historian Maya Angelou, from the playful "Harlem Hopscotch" to the soul-stirring "Still I Rise." Each verse is illustrated with evocative pictures.
Kam Mak grew up in a place of two cultures, one existing within the other. Using extraordinarily beautiful paintings and moving poems, he shares a year of growing up in this small city within a city, which is called Chinatown.
When the teacher tells his class that they can hear the poetry of science in everything, a student is struck with a curse and begins hearing nothing but science verses that sound very much like some well-known poems.
This collection of 20 sidesplitting poems and knee-slapping songs has been tested on more than 1,000 kids to prove they are side-splitting fun! It includes poems about a cowboy who only bathes once a year, a chili contest with a very explosive ending, the world's tiniest cowboy (who rounds up rodents instead of cows), a shy cowboy who selects a horse from a line of charming dance partners, and a song about Horseshoe Hannah, a bandit who steals both wallets and hearts.