All Through My Town

All Through My Town
by Jean Reidy (Author) and Leo Timmers (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Meet the people in your neighborhood in this rhyming walking tour of the community.

Snippet:
Rising, waking
Bread is baking
School bus honks its horn

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

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Paddington Bear Goes to Market Board Book

Paddington Bear Goes to Market Board Book
by Michael Bond (Author) and R. W. Alley (Illustrator)

Booktalk: It’s market day! Join Paddington Bear on his errands to the Portobello Market in this rhyming board book…

Snippet:
If you see a bear out shopping
Hurrying, hurrying, never stopping

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by The Opposite of Indifference.

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Poetry Friday is here with Santa Clauses

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole
by Bob Raczka (Author) and Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Want a peek at life on the North Pole? Read Santa’s 25 haiku as the December days tick down to Christmas. (Here is the poem for December 5th, this week’s Poetry Friday!)

Snippet:

December 5th

I untie knots in
strings on lights while Mrs. Claus
ties bows on presents.

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Dino-Boarding

Dino-Boarding
by Lisa Wheeler (Author) and Barry Gott (Illustrator)

Booktalk: The dinos are grabbing some big air–come check it out!

Snippet:
Tricera leads the veggie team,
The reigning champs–the Green Machine!

The underdogs come into view.
It’s T-Rex and his Shredding Crew!

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is hosted by Tapestry of Words.

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Old Manhattan Has Some Farms

Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
by Susan Lendroth (Author) and Kate Endle (Illustrator)

Booktalk: No matter where you live, you can grow food! In this new take on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” the farmers are city dwellers and the farms consist of rooftops, empty lots, hydroponic labs, patios, and other urban nooks and crannies.

Snippet:
Spray some water here,
move an earthworm there–
pull some weeds, grab a spade.
Who’s got veggies they can trade?

Find out how the author was inspired to write this book.

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

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Share

Share
by Sally Anne Garland (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Bunny’s little cousin visits, her mother tells her over and over that she must share. But her cousin wants to do everything Bunny does.

Snippet:
As soon as he came, he wanted my bear.
Mom said, “Remember, please let him share!”

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

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M is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet

M is for Monster: A Fantastic Creatures Alphabet
by J. Patrick Lewis (Author) and Gerald Kelley (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Meet monsters from A-Z in this poetry collection. Find out more about these creatures from around the world in the prose sidebar.

Snippet:
F is for Frankenstein
Science and progress
might move right along
but I’m living proof
that things can go wrong!

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

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A Trip into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station

A Trip into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station
by Lori Haskins Houran (Author) and Francisca Marquez (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Visit the International Space Station, where astronauts work, sleep, and walk in space!

Snippet:
Tasting a drink
That may float around
Sipping in space

Taking a walk
Without any ground
Flipping in space

Two in One!

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up will be hosted by Today’s Little Ditty.

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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The Hero In You

The Hero In You
by Ellis Paul (Author) and Angela Padron (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Meet thirteen real-life American heroes from Chief Joseph to Rosa Parks with a song, facts, and a famous quote for each in this picture book collection of song lyrics with a music CD.

Snippet:
THE HERO IN YOU
Everybody’s got a story
of all their troubles, all their glories
Tell me yours, you cannot bore me
I love to listen to you

All your bumps and all your scratches
All your holes and all your patches–
It’s you! It’s true! You have no matches
There’s a hero in you

Hear Ellis Paul sing the title song!.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up will be hosted by The Poem Trail.

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By Day, By Night

By Day, By Night
by Amy Gibson (Author) and Meilo So (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In this picture book poem, we see people all around the world do the same things in different ways— work and play, laugh and cry, and wonder why.

Snippet:
We’ve work to do and loads to bring
and tales to tell and songs to sing.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up will be hosted by Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

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