Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Sun Bread

11May10

Written & Illustrated by Elisa Kleven Sun Bread is an entertaining picture book that is written as a rhyming poem. It begins with, “The wind it whooshed, the snow it whirled, the rain streamed down; it sloshed and swirled And washed the colors from the world.” In this little animal inhabited town, the winter blues […]


Poems by Cynthia Rylant In Waiting to Waltz, Rylant shares poems of her time growing up in Beaver, West Virginia. In some ways, this collection of poems about reads like a memoir and a series of snapshots from throughout her formative years. We learn through this collection that Rylant grew up in a single parent […]


Illustrated by Tom Feelings And accompanied by thirteen major poets’ responses to his art work This project is a unique collaboration between renowned African American poets and one of the most successful African American illustrators. Tom Feelings was the first African-American to be awarded a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations. It includes poems by: Maya […]


by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mark Siegal “Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?” (inside cover dust jacket) Long Night Moon is short poem by Cynthia Rylant about the different names of some Native American groups used to describe […]