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I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes; Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
A good mentor text for writing "I am" poems. I am a nonstop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light. I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.
Messing Around on the Monkey Bars by Betsy Franco; Jessie Hartland
Grab a partner (or many more) and read these playful poems for multiple voices aloud.
African Acrostics by Avis Harley; Deborah Noyes
Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs. Inside every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letter of each line
That Sweet Diamond by Paul B. Janeczko
What better sport to inspire poetry than the timeless but carefully metered game of baseball?
Pocket Poems by Bobbi Katz
Here's the perfect book for celebrating and spreading the word about Poem-in-Your- Pocket Day.
Earth Day is April 22nd
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
This book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.
Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
Thank You, Earth is a great choice for Earth Day celebrations, as well as family and group read-alouds. Includes backmatter with kid-friendly ideas for conservation projects information about the photographs, and additional resources.
What Does It Mean to Go Green? by Molly Aloian
"Going green" is a commonly used term--but what does it really mean? Fact-filled text and child-centered examples explain the threats that the Earth faces and encourage readers to be inspired activists for environmental change.
Plastic, Ahoy! by Patricia Newman
"Follow a team of researchers as they explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. You'll learn about how scientists studied the Garbage Patch--and what alarming discoveries they made."
Novels in verse
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Call Number: FIC ALE
Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer
Call Number: FIC BAU
Macy Mcmillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
Call Number: FIC GRE
Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
Call Number: FIC GRI
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
Call Number: FIC HOO
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai
Call Number: FIC LAI
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan