An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
by Betsy R. Rosenthal (Author) and Jago (Illustrator)

Booktalk: A fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay (one of the three stages of poetry appreciation).

Snippet:
Do you ever wonder
what animals do
when they gather in groups
of more than two?

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Life on the Deckle Edge.

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Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy Animals

Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy Animals
by Judy Young (Author) and Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Explore the bedtime habits of common North American animals with poetry and prose. . .

Snippet:
Way down deep, deep in the ground
In tunnels winding all around
Softly sleeps a little mole
Curled up snuggly in his hole.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by The Poem Farm.

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The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish
Compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Author)

Booktalk: Celebrate all year long with The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations—156 poems in English and SPANISH ideal for preK – grade 6. Here is an snippet from Spring by Jane Lichtenberger Patton …

Snippet:
The earth’s in bloom,
new life’s begun.
Spring’s finally sprung . . . at last!

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Check it Out.

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Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World

Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World
by Marianne Berkes (Author) and Jill Dubin (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over – by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like . . . Well, animals! What fun!

Snippet:
Over on a mountain
Where leaves and berries thrive,
Lived a shy mother gorilla
and her little babies five.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Reading to the Core.

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Water Can Be . . .

Water Can Be . . .
by Laura Purdie Salas (Author) and Violeta Dabija (Illustrator)

Booktalk: This poetic exploration of water throughout the year begins (right now!) with spring . . .

Snippet:
Water is water–
it’s puddle, pond, sea.
When springtime comes splashing,
the water flows free.

See the book trailer.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Robyn Campbell.

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Come With Me To Paris

Come With Me To Paris
by Gloria Fowler (Author) AND Min Heo (Illustrator)

Booktalk: A rhyming look at the city of Paris!

Snippet:
Paris is a beautiful city in France;
Please come visit,
should you have the chance.

The French call it Paree,
and there is so much to see;

Come with me and you’ll agree,
it’s a great place to be!

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by My Juicy Little Universe.

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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines
by Peter Bently (Author) and David Roberts (Illustrator)

Booktalk: The sheep on the hillside were munching away, much as they always did, day after day, when suddenly something went ZOOM overhead! “Let’s go and see what it is!” they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the magnificent sheep take to skies in their spiffing, yellow flying machine…

Snippet:
A bright yellow aeroplane stood nearby.
“How spiffing,” said Eunice, “to fly in the sky!

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by TeacherDance.

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Love Is Real

Love Is Real
by Janet Lawler (Author) and Anna Brown (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Families of foxes, bunnies, and bears teach each other about the power of love…

Snippet:
Love is in the little things
that fill my heart until it sings.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Merely Day by Day.

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Find Spot!

Find Spot!
by Stacey Previn (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Can you spot the spots hidden in this die-cut picture book?

Snippet:
Spot crows.
Spot wakes.
Spot fries.
Spot bakes.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by These 4 Corners.

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Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC

Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC
by John Skewes (Author, Illustrator), Andrew Fox (Author)

Booktalk: When Larry gets separated from the family by the scent of a yummy treat, he searches DC for his owner Pete. Along the way, Larry discovers the city’s greatest landmarks and learns about the city’s—and the nation’s—history. Larry makes friends along the way, but will he find Pete and be reunited with the family?

Snippet:
Such a big, fancy yard,
With a house painted white.
Would he find his friend here?
Larry hoped that he might.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by A Teaching Life .

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