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Children's Books

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A Christmas poem celebrates the goodness of life, the value of peace, and the spirit of the season for those of all faiths.

Farm animals express themselves at a poetry slam hosted by Yo Mama Goose.

The flight of a red balloon as it wanders from Pacific coast to Atlantic coast is accompanied by the words to "America the Beautiful.".

G-L

Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end.

Presents the popular poem by Hughes, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

An evocative collection of verse for young poetry lovers and budding naturalists explores the secretive inner lives of woodland animals.

A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.

M-R

A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.

A collection of poetry written by Maya Angelou.

Sad about the subject of a poem he is writing, Pablo Neruda visits his friend Matilde who shows him, through a simple onion, that happiness can be found even through tears.

Gives a view of the world of the family farm.

Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who turned a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime.

S-Z

When winter comes, six sleepy bears are rhymed to sleep by Mother Bear.

This poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.