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Poems to Learn by Heart

(Book - 2013)
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For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems," Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Title: Poems to learn by heart
Publisher: New York :, Disney/Hyperion Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 191 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes indexes.
Illustrations were rendered using watercolors.
Contents: Introduction / by Caroline Kennedy
First poem: The first book / Rita Dove
Here I am, and other poems about the self: from The world is round / Gertrude Stein ; I am cherry alive / Delmore Schwartz ; My shadow / Robert Louis Stevenson ; Crying / Galway Kinnell ; O dear! How disgusting is life! / Edward Lear ; Bad morning / Langston Hughes ; Ode to Pablo's tennis shoes / Gary Soto ; Don't worry if your job is small / anonymous ; It couldn't be done / Edgar Albert Guest ; Personal / Langston Hughes ; A man said / Stephen Crane ; Sonnet 94 / William Shakespeare ; Dust of snow / Robert Frost ; If
/ Rudyard Kipling ; from A drama of exile / Elizabeth Barrett Browning ; Between what I see and what I say
/ Octavio Paz ; Micah 6:8
I dreamed I had to pick a mother out, and other poems about family: Disobedience / A.A. Milne ; Brother / Mary Ann Hoberman ; Brother and sister / Lewis Carroll ; If Little Red Riding Hood
/ Jeff Moss ; Andre / Gwendolyn Brooks ; The parent / Ogden Nash ; Bilingual/bilingüe / Rhina P. Espaillat ; Ballad of Birmingham / Dudley Randall ; Manners / Elizabeth Bishop
I'm expecting you! and other poems about friendship and love: Bee! I'm expecting you! / Emily Dickinson ; Vade mecum / Billy Collins ; Evil / Langston Hughes ; A poison tree / William Blake ; Tableau / Countee Cullen ; Voices rising / DreamYard Prep Slam Team ; He wishes for the cloths of heaven / William Butler Yeats ; The dream keeper / Langston Hughes ; A blessing / James Wright ; Invitation to love / Paul Laurence Dunbar ; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 / Saint Paul ; For Katrina's sun-dial / Henry van Dyke ; Liberty / Janet S. Wong
I met a little elf-man, once, and other poems about fairies, ogres, and witches: The little elf / John Kendrick Bangs ; The fairies / Rose Fyleman ; I'd love to be a fairy's child / Robert Graves ; Some one / Walter de la Mare ; Under the bed / Penny Trzynka ; What's that? / Florence Parry Heide ; from The masque of queens / Ben Jonson ; Song of the ogres / W.H. Auden ; The splendour falls on castle walls / Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Where can a man buy a cap for his knee? and other nonsensical poems: Foolish questions / American folk rhyme ; Way down South / anonymous ; There was an old man in a garden / Edward Lear ; There was an old person whose habits / Edward Lear ; Baby ate a microchip / Neal Levin ; from Through the looking-glass / Lewis Carroll ; Herbert Glerbett / Jack Prelutsky ; The toys talk of the world / Katharine Pyle ; All about boys and girls / John Ciardi ; Some worlds inside of words / Richard Wilbur ; The tale of custard the dragon / Ogden Nash
It is the duty of the student, and other poems about school: Duty of the student / Edward Anthony ; Gnome / Samuel Beckett ; Sick / Shel Silverstein ; Homework / Jane Yolen ; Lucky trade / Matthew M. Fredericks ; Bubble troubles / Janet S. Wong ; How to paint a donkey / Naomi Shihab Nye ; The lesson / Billy Collins ; Theme for English B / Langston Hughes ; if everything happens that can't be done / E.E. Cummings
We dance round in a ring and suppose, and other poems about sports and games: The secret sits / Robert Frost ; Hide-and-seek, 1933 / Galway Kinnell ; Block city / Robert Louis Stevenson ; The girls in the circle / Nikki Giovanni ; We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks ; Slam, dunk, & hook / Yusef Komunyakaa ; Defender / Linda Sue Park ; Zuri at bat / Nikki Grimes ; Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer ; Casey's revenge / Grantland Rice ; May / John Updike
Four score and seven years ago, and other poems about war: Will, lost in a sea of trouble / Archilochos ; The destruction of Sennacherib / George Gordon, Lord Byron ; Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley ; from Henry V, IV, iii, 56-67 / William Shakespeare ; Shiloh / Herman Melville ; Gettysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln ; Charge of the light brigade / Alfred, Lord Tennyson ; Ukase / Pfc. C.G. Tiggas ; When he was small, when he would fall / Vladimir Nabokov ; The unknown soldier / Billy Rose ; First they came for the Jews / Martin Niemöller ; from "Voice from Lemnos" / Seamus Heaney ; Peace / Gerard Manley Hopkins
The world is so full of a number of things, and other poems about nature: from "Auguries of innocence" / William Blake ; Happy thought / Robert Louis Stevenson ; What are heavy? / Christina Rossetti ; Devotion / Robert Frost ; Will there really be a "morning"? / Emily Dickinson ; Ballad of the morning streets / Amiri Baraka ; who are you, little i / E.E. Cummings ; In beauty may I walk / from the Navajo ; Tommy / Gwendolyn Brooks ; from As You Like It, II, v, 5-12: 18-25 / William Shakespeare ; Anecdote of the jar / Wallace Stevens ; The snow man / Wallace Stevens ; Winter trees / William Carlos Williams ; from The metamorphoses, Book I / Ovid ; The world / William Brighty Rands
Extra credit. from The Canterbury tales, general prologue / Geoffrey Chaucer ; Young Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott ; The cremation of Sam McGee / Robert Service ; Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Last poem. Catch a little rhyme / Eve Merriam.
Summary: For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems," Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Awards & Distinctions: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2014.
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 16 17 18 24 27 29 35 53 57 66 70 77 80 97 109 112 113 118 122 133 138 149 150 152 159 160 173 175 176 182 198 210 211 216 222 243 244 245 250 262 264 268 270 276
Additional Contributors: Kennedy, Caroline 1957-
Muth, Jon J.
ISBN: 9781423108054
1423108051
Statement of Responsibility: Caroline Kennedy ; paintings by Jon J Muth
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Subject Headings: Poetry Collections. American poetry. English poetry. Poetry Appreciation.
Genre/Form: Children's poetry, American.
Children's poetry, English.
Children's poetry.
Picture books for children.
Topical Term: Poetry
American poetry.
English poetry.
Poetry
LCCN: 2011022651
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Jul 06, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great compilation of inspiring poems for children. Another great poem book by Caroline Kennedy...thanks!

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