Book Review: Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Tweet When Emmy’s family moves from Wisconsin to San Francisco for her dad’s job, she feels like she doesn’t fit in. Everyone at her new school already seems to have friends and be involved in activities. When her teacher asks … Continue reading

Book Review: Monster School by Kate Coombs

Tweet Monster School, written by Kate Coombs, showcases a group of very unusual students. There’s a multicultural monster with purple hair and three scaly tails, a vampire who doesn’t like homework, a skateboarding pumpkin head, and more. Each has a … Continue reading

Book Review: Guyku by Bob Raczka

Tweet What do you have when you write a poem that’s three lines long, a total of 17 syllables, and it speaks about something a guy would do? Guyku, of course. Bob Raczka, who wrote Guyku: A Year of Haiku … Continue reading

Book Review: I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

Tweet The art of an award-winning illustrator melds with the poems of an award-winning author for the picture book I Am Loved. Ashley Brian’s illustration are colorful, rhythmic, and they stand out as pieces of art in their own right. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Biggest Burp Ever: Funny Poems for Kids by Kenn Nesbitt

Tweet Kenn Nesbitt firmly believes that reading funny poems helps kids learn to read by making them laugh and want to keep turning pages. If that’s the case, then his newest book, The Biggest Burp Ever: Funny Poems for Kids, … Continue reading

Book Review: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Right Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis

Tweet Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis has created a new book of poems for young people about the lives of those around the world who sought to break race, class and sexual equality barriers through their actions. When Thunder … Continue reading

Book Review: The Armpit of Doom by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrations by Rafael Domingos

Tweet Kenn Nesbitt knows how to make kids laugh while getting them to read poetry. His newest collection, called The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids, continues that tradition with 70 new poems. Featuring illustrations by Rafael Domingos, The … Continue reading

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