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Read-aloud poems
2012
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Presents a collection of verses in such categories as "Nature's people," "Meet the family," "Friendship and love," "Earth and sky," "Let's pretend," and "Poems to ponder." - (Baker & Taylor)

Reading poetry aloud together is a perfect way to instill a love of reading, rhyming and remembering. READ-ALOUD POEMS includes 120 age-appropriate poems from renowned poets around the world-including Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Edward Lear-in a charmingly illustrated volume perfect for sharing.
From nursery rhymes to nonsense songs, from lullabies to lyrical nature poems, READ-ALOUD POEMS will inspire, enchant, and delight readers of all ages. The more than one hundred selections are beautifully illustrated in color throughout, and organized into subject sections like "Earth & Sky," "Meet the Family," "Laughing Lyrics," "Poems that Tell Stories," and "Nature." Concise sidebars include biographical information about select poets. Designed for sharing, READ-ALOUD POEMS can make poetry a bonding experience for parents and children. Look for Read-Aloud Classics and Read-Aloud African-American Stories too. - (Grand Central Pub)

Reading poetry aloud together is a perfect way to instill a love of reading, rhyming and remembering. READ-ALOUD POEMS includes 120 age-appropriate poems from renowned poets around the world-including Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Edward Lear-in a charmingly illustrated volume perfect for sharing.

From nursery rhymes to nonsense songs, from lullabies to lyrical nature poems, READ-ALOUD POEMS will inspire, enchant, and delight readers of all ages. The more than one hundred selections are beautifully illustrated in color throughout, and organized into subject sections like "Earth & Sky," "Meet the Family," "Laughing Lyrics," "Poems that Tell Stories," and "Nature." Concise sidebars include biographical information about select poets. Designed for sharing, READ-ALOUD POEMS can make poetry a bonding experience for parents and children. Look for Read-Aloud Classics and Read-Aloud African-American Stories too.

- (Workman Press.)

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This compact treasury of poems features nursery rhymes, classics, and selections from 20th-century writers, with contributions from Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Maya Angelou, among others. Organized by such themes as nature, family, humor, and imagination, the poems are elegantly presented, with ample white space and occasional sidebars about the poets. Vintage illustrations and b&w spot art appear occasionally. Hale's selections cover a wide array of favorites, and the keepsake-style presentation invites repeat readings. Ages 2–up. (Sept.)

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Table of Contents

NATURE'S PEOPLE
The Cow
15(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Choosing Their Names
16(1)
Thomas Hood
The Lion
17(1)
Mary Howett
The Kitten at Play
18(1)
William Wordsworth
Lone Dog
19(1)
Irene Rutherford McLeod
The Robin
20(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Fly
21(1)
William Blake
Fireflies
22(1)
Carolyn Hall
The Tiger
23(1)
William Blake
The Sandpiper
24(1)
Celia Thaxter
The Camel's Complaint
25(2)
Charles E. Carryl
The Frog
27(1)
Hilaire Belloc
The Blind Men and the Elephant
28(3)
John Godfrey Saxe
That Cat
31(1)
Ben King
The Butterfly's Day
32(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Hen
33(1)
Lord Alfred Douglas
The Eagle
34(1)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Crocodile
34(1)
Lewis Carroll
The Codfish---Author Unknown
35(1)
The Shark
36(1)
Lord Alfred Douglas
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
37(1)
John Keats
To a Butterfly
38(1)
William Wordsworth
The Snake
39(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Bee
40(2)
Emily Dickinson
Two Birds and Their Nest
42(1)
Walt Whitman
The Chameleon
43(1)
A. P. Herbert
Caterpillar
44(1)
Christina Rossetti
The Snail
45(4)
Charles Lamb
MEET THE FAMILY
When Mother Reads Aloud
49(1)
The Reading Mother
50(2)
Strickland W. Gillilan
The Children's Hour
52(2)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Boy and His Dad
54(1)
Edgar A. Guest
Mother's Jewels
55(1)
Eugene Field
Choosing a Name
55(2)
Mary Lamb
My Little Girl
57(2)
Samuel Minturn Peck
Brother and Sister
59(2)
George Eliot
Our Son
61(2)
Edgar A. Guest
The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day
63(2)
Lydia Maria Child
To a New Baby
65(3)
Strickland W. Gillilan
"One, Two, Three"
68(5)
Henry Cuyler Bunner
JUST ME
Afternoon on a Hill
73(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
My Shadow
74(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Escape at Bedtime
75(2)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Block City
77(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Seven Times One
78(1)
Jean Ingelow
Me
79(1)
Walter de la Mare
The Land of Counterpane
80(3)
Robert Louis Stevenson
In the Summer When I Go to Bed
83(2)
Thomas Hood
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
85(2)
Maya Angelou
Just Me
87(4)
Margaret Hillert
FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
Love and Friendship
91(1)
Emily Bronte
A Boy's Song
92(1)
James Hogg
Laughing Song
93(1)
William Blake
Rondeau
94(1)
Leigh Hunt
The Pasture
95(4)
Robert Frost
LAUGHING LYRICS
The Mock Turtle's Song
99(1)
Lewis Carroll
The Yak
100(1)
Hilaire Belloc
A Tragic Story
101(1)
William Makepeace Thackeray
A Trip to Morrow
102(1)
The Walrus and the Carpenter
103(4)
Lewis Carroll
The Elf and the Dormouse
107(1)
Oliver Herford
Have You Ever Seen?
108(1)
Words
109(2)
Nancy Byrd Turner
The Purple Cow
111(2)
Gelett Burgess
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
113(2)
Edward Lear
The Pobble Who Has No Toes
115(2)
Edward Lear
Mr Nobody
117(1)
Three Blind Mice
118(4)
John W. Ivimey
The Letters at School
122(3)
Mary Mapes Dodge
Jabberwocky
125(4)
Lewis Carroll
EARTH AND SKY
The Cloud
129(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Months
130(1)
Christina Rossetti
February Twilight
131(1)
Sara Teasdale
The Storm
132(1)
Sara Coleridge
Who Has Seen the Wind?
133(2)
Christina Rossetti
Trees
135(1)
Joyce Kilmer
Trees
136(1)
Sara Coleridge
Blossoms
137(1)
Frank Dempster Sherman
The Wind
138(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Snowflake
139(1)
Walter de la Mare
Rain
140(2)
Ebenezeer Jones
August
142(1)
Celia Thaxter
Spring
143(1)
William Blake
I Heard a Bird Sing
144(1)
Oliver Herford
The Daffodils
145(1)
William Wordsworth
September
146(2)
Helen Hunt Jackson
November
148(1)
Alice Cary
Fog
149(1)
Carl Sandburg
The Star
150(1)
Jane Taylor
Silver
151(1)
Walter de la Mare
The Moon's the North Wind's Cookie
152(5)
Vachel Lindsay
POEMS THAT TELL STORIES
Hiawatha's Childhood
157(4)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Casey at the Bat
161(3)
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Paul Revere's Ride
164(6)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Spider and the Fly
170(2)
Mary Howitt
Matilda Who Told Lies, and Was Burned to Death
172(2)
Hilaire Belloc
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
174(14)
Robert Browning
A Visit from St. Nicholas
188(5)
Clement Moore
LET'S PRETEND
Dreams
193(1)
Cecil Frances Alexander
In Fairyland
194(1)
Joyce Kilmer
The Fairies
194(3)
Rose Fyleman
The Castle in the Fire
197(1)
Mary Jane Carr
The Little Elf
198(1)
John Kendrick Bangs
Catching Fairies
198(3)
William Cory
The Butterfly's Ball
201(2)
William Roscoe
The Plumpuppets
203(1)
Christopher Morley
The Unseen Playmate
204(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Sleepy Giant
205(2)
Charles E. Carryl
The Witches' Song
207(1)
William Shakespeare
The Dorchester Giant
208(5)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
POEMS TO PONDER
All Things Bright and Beautiful
213(1)
Cecil Frances Alexander
The Bells
214(4)
Edgar Allan Poe
Precious Stones
218(1)
Christina Rossetti
If---by Rudyard Kipling
219(1)
Hope
220(1)
Emily Dickinson
What is Pink?
221(2)
Christina Rossetti
There is No Frigate Like a Book
223(1)
Emily Dickinson
Abou Ben Adhem
224(1)
Leigh Hunt
The Road Not Taken
225(1)
Robert Frost
Sea Fever
226(1)
John Masefield
Music
227(1)
Amy Lowell
Caged Bird
228
Maya Angelou

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