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Poetry Speaks to Children

Book & CD

Here are 95 contemporary and classic poems everyone will enjoy dipping into. These strongly visual poems are illustrated to tickle children’s interest!

From giggle-inducing whimsy (The Dentist and The Crocodile by Roald Dahl) to thoughtful storytelling (Stopping by the Woods...… by Robert Frost) to cultural history (I Rise, I Rise by an anonymous Osage poet), these poems are weighted toward subjects of interest to children: flashlights and chocolate, tree-climbing, art class, turning ten…

Of course, all poems are meant to be heard! Need inspiration? 52 of the poems are recorded, many read aloud by the poet. Works by 73 poets. Hardcover, 104 pages. CD, 60 selections.

Please note: The vendor recently updated the CD for this book and added two additional tracks. Track 7 is now: On A FLIMMERING Floom YOU Shall RIDE and track 14 is Frod's SONG in Bree. Unfortunately, these additions throw off the notations of the corresponding tracks in the book. Tracks 7 - 13 are off by one track. Tracks 14 - 58 are off by two tracks. The CD now has a total of 60 selections.

Poets listed below.
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L122 Poetry Speaks to Children
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Poetry Speaks to Children

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Poets: Rita Dove; Maxine Kumin; Emily Dickinson; Christina Rossetti; Robert Frost; Billy Collins; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ogden Nash; Carl Sandburg; Ana Castillo; Roald Dahl; Kay Ryan; Lewis Carroll; Maxine Kumin; Dennis Lee; James Berry; John Hollander; Anonymous Inuit Poet; W.S. Merwin; Jane Yolen; C.K. Willams; Karla Kuskin; William Shakespeare; J.R.R. Tolkien; Joy Harjo; Langston Hughes; Anonymous Osage Poet; Rudyard Kipling; Seamus Heany; Wallace Stevens; John Ciardi; Mary Ann Hoberman; Brad Leithauser; James Stevenson; Alexander Pope; Willam Jay Smith; Robert Graves; David McCord; Nikki Giovanni; Margaret Walker; Agha Shahid Ali; Janet S. Wong; Margaret Wise Brown; William Stafford; Galway Kimmel; X.J. Kennedy; Naomi Shihab Nye; Alfred Noyes; Myra Cohn Livingston; W.B. Yeats; Rainer Maria Rilke; Elizabeth Spires; E.E. Cummings; Dennis Lee; Edgar Allan Poe; John Fuller; A.A. Milne; Richard Wilbur; Sandra Cisneros; William Cole; Ernest L. Thayer; Stanley Kunitz; Kristine O’Connel George; Sonia Sanchez; Donald Hall; W.D. Snodgrass; Emanuel di Pasquake; Delmore Schwartz; William Blake; Robert Bly; Eugene Field; Dorothy Aldis; Abram Bunn Ross; Robert Louis Stevenson; Sylvia Plath.