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Little Dog Poems
Audience: K - 4th Grade
A scruffy, cuddly, little dogs' day by day activities are chronicled in this collection of poetry written in the voice of his young owner. The terror of the vacuum cleaner, the importance of supervising the neighborhood and the joys of the right spot for a morning nap are all explained in charming prose with delightful illustrations.
Date read: 12/10/2009
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Eleven-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion finds a way to express his feelings when his teacher asks his class to keep a poetry journal. The poems are about the things going on in his life, including his foster mom, his little sister, and the parents he lost in a terrible fire. Life in the inner city is not always easy, but through his writing Lonnie develops a new way of looking at things. The mostly free-form poetry beautifully conveys Lonnie's growth and development.
Awards won: Coretta Scott King Honor Book 2004
Date read: 7/15/2011
Love That Dog
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Jack's journal begins:
I don't want to
don't write poetry.
But as Jack learns through others' poetry, he finds that he can say so much in 'short lines' especially about that dog he loved.
Awards nominated: 2013 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 7/1/2011
My Dog May Be a Genius
Audience: Preschool - 4th Grade
Did you know that Jack Prelutsky's poems can be sung to well-known tunes? The only problem is figuring which one. As you read them out loud, you may notice that the beats sound familiar. My favorite poem can not be completely written here. Here is the shortened version of 'Call of the Long-winded Clumsy Owl.' Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops!
Date read: 12/15/2009
My Kingdom for a Horse
Audience: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
Many people love horses. They love them on carousels, in books, in dreams, and in real time. This book is filled with poems about horses, by many different poets, who must have loved horses, too. Read this book to determine which kind of horse is your favorite. Will your horse be a pony that will nuzzle, nuzzle, nuzzle you? Or will it be a policeman's horse? Or will you see yours in the white clouds, or in the ocean waves? Use your imagination to create your own dream horse.
Date read: 4/14/2009
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