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April Celebrates Poetry

Our language never sounds better than through the eloquence and elegance of poetry.  Poetry is one of my favorite genres and I relish and cherish words evoking imagery and then rolling off the tongue like a springboard of harmony.  These poetry books will help children and adults enjoy the power of words and the rhythmic […]

April Brings Flowers and Poetry

This is the month to celebrate our beautiful language.  I’ve collected some outstanding books that showcase description with simplicity.  There is no better book to give as a gift to someone special than a book rich with alliterations, similes, rhyming, rhythm and more.  These are all picture books that can be enjoyed by all ages, […]

Poetry Emits Imagery Magic

This is the last review this month dedicated to one of the most elegant visages in language: poetry. These picture books beg to be read out-loud to all ages allowing eloquence, alliteration and dichotomy to prevail. The Princess and the Peas, by Caryl Hart, and illustrated with mixed media by Sarah Warburton, is an adorable […]

Poetry Celebrates Beautiful Language

April is poetry month, and it’s one of my cherished genres, so I’m dedicating the month to “the poem”. The following poetry books should be read out loud to, and by, kids of all ages which would help deepen their appreciation of word placement and descriptions, while strengthening their memories. The New Kid on the […]

Poetry Runneth Over in April

April is Poetry Month and this review celebrates one of my favorite types of books that all ages can enjoy!  The placement and conjuncture of each and every word on the page adjudicates the pure joy of language. The books listed below showcase some of the best and newest books proclaiming that poetry is alive […]

It’s April and It’s Poetry Month

Poetry is an elegant and creative demonstration showcasing the beauty of our language! Here is a collection of a variety of new poetry books for all ages to enjoy! Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, is a story told in free-verse of a family emigrating from Vietnam in 1975. From the eyes of […]

A Mixture of Genre

Listed below is a wide variety of books that start out for early readers, then going to early chapter books and ending with books for all ages. Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, is a beginning reader series that cleverly includes wordplay. In this case, […]

April is Poetry Month

Poetry is a wonderful way of displaying words artistically, uniquely and with space. I love poetry books that do all three in bright and inventive ways for kids to enjoy and relish. These kinds of books become invaluable as children become enlightened to the beauty of our language and the many creative ways to express […]

Heartfelt Valentine’s Books

The day of celebrating love will soon be here and what better way of showing your love for your little ones than through books?  Here are some wonderful, fun and loving examples for Valentine’s Day. All of these books are good for ages 2 through 7, except for the first four books which are good […]

Wonderful Reissues for 2011

Reissues are wonderful additions to anyone’s library because these classics, favorites or otherwise wonderful books might be forgotten. Here are some outstanding picture books, as well as fiction reads, that are also terrific read alouds and good for all ages. Firebird, by Saviour Pirotta, and beautifully painted by Catherine Hyde, is an old Russian folktale that’s been retold in […]