New and Fabulous
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson uses rich poetic language to tell stories from her childhood. A sample from the poem The Ghosts of the Nelsonville House:
Look closely. There I am
in the furrow of Jack’s brow,
in the slyness of Alicia’s smile,
in the bend of Grace’s hand…
Beautiful. Pegged for grades 5 and up.
Oldie but Goodie
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is chock full of fun, bouncy poems. A sample from the poem Eighteen Flavors:
Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,
Tallest ice cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.
Enjoy! For grades 1-3.
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