Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Haiku Year

Tom Gilroy, Anna Grace, Jim McKay, Douglas A. Martin, Grant Phillips, Michael Slope
2004
157 pgs.
$13.95
Capture the moment in an instant of enlightenment.

Seven friends made an agreement to write a haiku every day for a year. Many are in the original, Japanese format - three lines, 5-7-5 syllable pattern. And many take on the looser "Western style" that Jack Kerouac called "POPS" -- little three lined poems aiming towards a kind of zen enlightenment.

Even "Amanda called"
on a scrap of paper
lightens my day

geese overhead
the radiators'll be
tapping soon

left outside in the rain
even plastic flowers
fade

Talking to himself
he makes me feel at home
in this Starbucks.

Bright sun
through filthy windows
shiny winter gloom

How do I say
goodbye when you're not even
here to hear it

Lonely rainy day
hoping to run into
someone I know

With just my finger
I wrote of our love
in the snow.

I'm not sure what the plant on the cover or its significance is....I didn't purchase this because it was all dirty and scuffed up, so I sat in the cafe at Borders and read it. Then I tried it out. It would take a lot of determination to write every day. And sticking to the regimented 5-7-5 format would take a long, long time if you DID find that impetus to write a haiku a day. I'd love to try it, capturing a moment from my day every day. I really enjoyed the concept AND the poetry!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Best Book to Read - Debbie Bertram & Susan Bloom

Illustrator: Michael Garland
2008
Rating: 4
$14.99

Hooray! It's a trip to the library today.
We line up as we get off the bus.
We've been specially invited. Our class is excited!
The librarian is welcoming us.

Same kind of rhyme and rhythm as my all-time favorite, Taxi Dog. The librarian shows them different genres of books, proving there's a book that will appeal to everyone; Obedience Training by Professor Barker, Make it Yourself by Martha Muffins, Blast Off! by Ricky Rocket.

Michael Garland's illustration are colorful and the faces are fun and full of expression. And he made me chuckle aloud - near the end of the story, all of the children are standing together, showing the cover of the book they chose to check out. Among the many that the librarian shared with the kids are a few others - first I reckognized the cover of a real book, Dinner at Magritte's--illustrated by...Michael Garland, then noticed he's stuck in others he's illustrated as well. I love this clever touch!

These author sisters - they call themselves "The Write Sisters" - have collaborated on other books about reading, too. Might be fun to check out. And as I write this, I remember that I had dinner one night while at a children's literature conference at Cambridge with a Susan Bloom, who I believe wrote a book about children's lit. Coincidence? I'll have to look it up!

Chicken Little - Rebecca & Ed Emberley

For: Kids
2009
Rating: 4.5
$16.95
Endpapers: Bright yellow

Cute and funny.
Great, clever vocabulary.

"Chicken Little was not the brightest chicken in the coop." When an acorn hits him on the head, he runs for his life. One by one he bumps into, then adds to his flock; Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, Loosey Goosey, and Turkey Lurky until they run into Foxy Loxy....who invites them all in to a long dark "cave" (his mouth) to hide. Luckily, the last page, which happens to open out, ends with AH CHOO -- and the yummy fowls take off in another direction.

Rebecca Emberley and her dad, Ed, created this book - Ed lives in Massachusetts and Rebecca in Maine, which was interesting to discover.

This lookes like it must be cut-paper collage - another great model!

For another blog review see: Blog from the Windowsill

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Three Pigs - David Wiesner

2002 Caldecott Award
Published: 2001
Rating: 4
$16.00
Endpapers: light brown

We start out with the well-known tale of the three little piga - but as the wolf starts to blow the house of bricks, the pigs all escape from the page of the book and some of the pages fall out! Deciding to explore, they turn one of the pages into a paper airplane, climb on to it, and take off --- and crash. They run through other fairy tales, helping a dragon who's about to be slayed, escape. He joins them in their search for home until they find the pages and climb back inside. Ahh! The story is now able to end, and when the wolf tries to blow the brick house in, he encounters the dragon!

Cute pigs. Cute story.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed - Mo Willems

For: Kids
Published 2009
Rating: 2
$16.99
Endpapers: Sign saying: No Shirt/No shoes/Service (on front) Why not? (on back)

I'm not exactly sure what my reaction is to this book. Okay, Mole rats are suppoed to be naked and Wilbur likes to be dressed. He's very cute trying to decide which outfit to ear. True, he marches to his own drummer. This is always good. When asked WHY he likes to be dressed he ask, "Why not?"

Why not, indeed. Grand-pah calls a meeting and arrives dressed, so some mole rats decide to try it too, and some don't.

Okay....another book to share with my Animal Farm-ers?

Cutish illustrations, but this seems like a lame book. It's probably just me - I was never gah-gah over Knuffle Bunny, either.

Next time I read it I may love it, but today I don't.

Picture Book Illustrators A-K

Agee, Jon
.....Little Santa, 2013
Akib, Jamel
.....Tan to Tamarind, 2009
Albert, Michael
.....An Artist's America, 2008
Alcorn, Stephen
.....Home to Me (Hopkins) 2002
Alemagna, Beatrice
.....The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy, 2014
Aliki
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry (2008)
Alko, Selina
.....Greetings from the 50 States (Keenan) 2008
Allen, Elanna
.....Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot (Branford)
Allen, Rick
.....Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night (Sidman)
Alley, R. W.
.....Travel Game, The (Grandits) 2009
Amir, Amin
.....Wiil Waal (Moriarty) 2007
Anderson, Derek
.....Hot Rod Hamster (Lord) 2010
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry, 2008

Andreasen, Dan
.....Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever (Numeroff) 2010
Armstrong, Shelagh
.....If America Were a Village (Smith) 2009
Armstrong-Ellis, Carey
.....The Twelve Days of Springtime (Rose) 2009
Arnosky, Jim
.....Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Dylan) 2010
Arsenault, Isabelle
.....Migrant (Trottier), 2011

Atkinson, Cale
.....If I Had a Gryphon (Vansickle) 2016
Atwell, Debbie
.....Miss Moore Thought Otherwise (Pinborough) 2013
Avril, Lynne
.....The Pirate of Kindergarten (Lyon) 2010
Axelsen, Stephen
.....What REALLY Happened to Humpty?: From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective (Ransom) 2009
Azarian, Mary
.....Louisa May & Mr. Thoreau's Flute (Dunlap & Lorbiecki) 2002
.....When the Moon is Full (Pollock) 2001
Ballesteros, Carles
.....Dia de Los Muertos (Thong) 2015
Bang, Molly
.....Day Leo Said I Hate You (Harris) 2008
Banyai, Istvan
.....Tap Dancing on the Roof (Park) 2007
Barasch, Lynne
.....Owney, The Mail-Pouch Pooch, 2008
Barbour, Karen
.....The Ancestors Are Singing (Tony Johnston) 2003
Barrett, Angela
.....The Night Fairy (Schlitz) 2010
Barsony, Piotr
.....The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale About the History of Modern Art, 2012
Bartlett, Alison
.....Growing Frogs (French) 2000
Barton, Jill
.....It's Quacking Time! (Waddell) 2005
Barton, Patrice
.....I Pledge Allegiance (Mora & Martinez) 2014
.....Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine (Wortche) 2011

Bates, Amy
.....Gittel's Journey (Newman) 2019
.....The Big Umbrella (Bates) 2018
.....The Brothers Kennedy, (Krull) 2010
.....Dog Who Belonged to No One (Hest) 2008
.....Hilary Rodham Clinton (Krull) 2008
Beard, Alex
.....The Jungle Grapevine, 2009
Beingessner, Laura
.....If the Shoe Fits (Whipple) 2002
Bell, Jennifer A.
.....My Pen Pal, Santa (Stanton) 2013
Bendis, Keith
.....Calvin Can't Fly (Berns) 2010
Bennett, Erin Susanne
.....Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom (Stroud) 2005
Benny, Mike
.....The Listeners (Whelan) 2009
Benoit, Renee
.....A Year of Borrowed Men (Barker) 2016
Berry, Holly
.....Colorful Dreamer, The Story of Henri Matisse (Parker) 2012
Biedrzycki, David
.....Dory Story (Pallotta) 2000
Biggs, Brian
.....Brownie & Pearl Step Out (Rylant) 2010
Bisaillon, Josee
.....Book Speak! (Salas) 2011
.....Benno and the Night of Broken Glass (Wiviott) 2010
Blackall, Sophie
.....Hello Lighthouse (Blackall) 2018
.....Wild Boars Cook (Rosoff) 2008
.....Red Butterfly:  How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China (Noyes) 2007
Blackwood, Kristin
.....A Tale of Two Daddies (w/Mike Blanc) (Oelschlager) 2010
Blanc, Mike
.....A Tale of Two Daddies (w/Kristin Blackwood) (Oelschlager) 2010
Bliss, Harry
.....Anna & Solomon (Snyder) 2014
Bloch, Serge
.....The Underwear Salesman (Lewis) 2009
Boiger, Alexandra
.....She Persisted: Around the World (Clinton) 2018
.....She Persisted (Clinton) 2017
Bolger, Alexandra
.....She Persisted (Clinton) 2017
.....Thanks a Lot, Emily Post! (Huget) 2009
Bootman, Colin
.....Finding Lincoln (Malaspina) 2009
Booth, George
.....Nit-Pickin (VanLaan) 2008
Bouler, Olivia
.....Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf, 2011
Bowen, Betsy
.....Dhegdheer, A Scary Somali Folktale (Hassan) 2007
Bowers, Tim
.....First Dog's White House Christmas (Lewis & Zappitello) 2010
.....First Dog (Lewis & Zappitello) 2009
Breen, Steve
.....Violet the Pilot, 2008
Brett, Jan
.....The 3 Little Dassies, 2010
Bridy, Dan
.....Christopher Newport, Jamestown Explorer (Solomon) 2013
Bright, Alasdair
.....Big Whopper (Giff) 2010
Brown, Calef
.....Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude (Winter) 2008
.....Hallowilloween, 2010
Brown, Craig
.....Mule Train Mail, 2009
Brown, Lisa
.....Emily's Blue Period  (Daly) 2014
Brown, Marc
.....Born to Read (Sierra) 2008
Brown, Peter
.....The Curious Garden, 2009
Brown, Rod
.....We Trouble the Waters, 2009
Brosgol, Vera
.....The Little Guys, The, 2019
Brunkus, Denise
.....Sloppy Joe (Keane) 2009
.....Junie B. Jones & the Stupid Smelly Bus (Park) 1992

Bryan, Ashley
.....Blooming Beneath the Sun, 2019
.....Freedom Over Me (2016)
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry (2008)
.....My America (Spivey) 2007

Burckhardt, Marc
.....Momma Loves Her Little Son (Cash) 2009
Burke, Jim
.....All Star! Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever (Yolen) 2010
.....Naming Liberty (Yolen) 2009
Burton, Virginia Lee
.....Katy and the Big Snow, 1943
Byrd, Robert
.....Good Masters, Sweet Ladies (Schlitz) 2007
Cabrera, Cozbi A.
.....Stitchin' and Pullin' a Gee's Bend Quilt (McKissack) 2008
Cairns, Julia
.....The Spider Weaver (Musgrove) 2001
Cardinale, Christopher
.....Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Urrea) 2010
Carle, Eric
.....10 Little Rubber Ducks, 2005

Carpenter, Nancy
.....M is for Mischief (Ashman) 2008
.....My Uncle Emily (Yolen) 2009
.....Imogene's Last Stand (Fleming) 2009
Carson, Ellis
.....The Composer is Dead (Snicket) 2009

Casson, Sophie
.....The Artist and Me (Peacock) 2016
Castillo, Lauren
.....A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E. B. White (Herkert) 2017
.....Big Cat Pepper (Partridge) 2009
Catalanotto, Peter
.....Sleepsong (Lyon) 2009
Catrow, David
.....Too Much Kissing (Katz) 2010
.....The Middle-Child Blues (Crow) 2009
Catusanu, Mircea
.....Noah Webster's Fighting Words (Maurer) 2017
.....The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep, 2009
Cecil, Randy
.....Little Red Cowboy Hat (Lowell) 1997
Ceolin, Andre
.....My Journey to the Stars,: Astronaut Scott Kelly (Kelly) 2017
Cepeda, Joe
.....Peeny Butter Fudge (Morrison & Morrison) 2009
Chan, Yee Von
.....Finding Christmas (Evans) 2017
Chapman, Jane
.....Bear Stays Up for Christmas (Wilson) 2004
Chapman, Robert
.....A Gift for Abuelita (Luenn) 1998
Chast, Roz
.....Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, 2017 (for adults, graphic novelly)
Chayka, Doug
.....Four Feet, Two Sandals (Williams/Mohammed) 2007
Chen, Yong
.....A Gift, 2009
Chesworth, Michael
.....Creaky Old House (Ashman) 2009
Chien, Catia
.....The Longest Night: A Passover Story (Snyder) 2013
Chin, Jason
.....Redwoods, 2009
Christensen, Bonnie
.....Magic in the Margins (Nikola-Lish) 2007
Christiansen, Lee
.....Looking for Jaguar (Katz) 2005
.....Water Hole Waiting (Kurtz & Kurtz) 2002
Christie, R. Gregory
.....Brothers In Hope (Williams) 2005
Christoph, Jamey
.....Clackety Track: Poems about Trains (Skila Brown) 2019
Chung, Chi
.....Lucky New Year! 2008
Clanton, Ben
.....Rot, the Cutest in the World, 2017
Clemenson, Katie
.....Magic Box, 2009
Clement, Rod
.....Grandpa's Teeth, 1997
Cole, Henry
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry, 2008
Collier, Bryan
.....America the Beautiful: Together We Stand, 2013
.....Barack Obama, Son of Promise, Child of Hope, 2008
.....Our Children Can Soar, 2009
Collins, Ross
.....Dear Vampa, 2009

Colon, Raul
.....Lookup! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer, 2013
.....America the Beautiful: Together We Stand, 2013


Comport, Sally Wern
.....Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay (Hood) 2016
Cook, Scott
.....Ling Cho and His Three Friends (Pacilio) 2000
Cooke, Jim
.....Heroes and She-roes (Lewis) 2005
Coplestone, Jim
.....Seven for a Secret (Anholt) 2006
Cordell, Matthew
.....Explorers, 2019
.....Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Sternberg) 2011
Cordova, Amy
.....What Can You Do with a Rebozo? (Tafolla) 2008
Coverly, Dave
.....The Very Inappropriate Word (Tobin) 2013
Cox, Steve
.....The Marvelous Toy (Paxton) 2009
Cummings, Pat
.....Ananse and the Lizard, 2009
Cyrus, Kurt
.....20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street (Lee) 2013
.....Tadpole Rex, 2008
Dabija, Violeta
.....Water Can Be... (Salas) 2014
Dalton, Pamela
.....Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Paterson), 2011
Daly, Jude
.....Chirchir Is Singing (Cunnane) 2011
Daly, Niki
.....What's Cooking, Jamela? 2001
Das, Amrita
.....Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit, 2013
Davenier, Christine
.....I Heard It from Alice Zucchini (Havill) 2006
Davila, Claudia
..... Ruby's Birds (Thompson) 2019
Dean, James
.....Pete the Cat Five Little Ducks, 2017
deGroat, Diane
.....Charlie and the Christmas Kitty (Drummond) 2012
.....Charlie, The Ranch Dog (Drummond) 2011
Delacre, Lulu
.....Sonia Sotomayor: Turning Pages: My Life Story (Sotomayor) 2018
DeMarcken, Gail
.....Clever Ali (Farmer) 2006
Denise, Christopher
,,,,,Following Grandfather (Wells) 2012
.....Knitty Kitty (Elliot) 2008
.....Pigs Love Potatoes (A. Denise) 2007
Denos, Julia
.....Grandma's Gloves (Castellucci) 2010
DePalma, Mary Newell
.....The Perfect Gift, 2010
Deutsch, Barry
.....Hereville, 2010
Dewdney, Anna
.....Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop, 2012 Board Book

Diaz, David
.....Maya's Blanket / La Manta de Maya (Brown) 2015
.....Me, Frida (Novesky) 2010
.....El Barrio (Chocolate) 2009
.....Let There Be Peace on Earth (Jackson & Miller) 2009
.....Ocean's Child (Ford & Holland) 2009
Dillon, Leo & Diane
.....Our Children Can Soar, 2009
DiSalvo, DyAnne
.....A Castle on Viola Street, 2001
.....Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah, 2000
Dobson, Bert
.....Kami and the Yaks (Stryer) 2007
Domi.
....Napi Goes to the Mountain (Ramirez) 2006
Dominguez, Angela
.....Carmen Learns English (Cox) 2010
Doner, Kim
.....On a Road in Africa, 2008
Donovan, Jane Monroe
.....Small Medium & Large, 2010

Dooling, Michael
.....Walking to School (Bunging) 2008
.....Anne Hutchinson's Way (Atkins) 2007
Dorman, Brandon
.....Halloween Night (Murray) 2008
Dressen-McQueen, Stacey
.....Boxes for Katje, 2003
Dronzek, Laura
.....Birds (Henkes) 2009
Dulemba, Elizabeth
.....Crow Not Crow (Yolen & Stemple) 2018
Dunbar, Polly
.....Bubble Trouble (Mahy) 2008
Durand, Delphine
.....Chicken of the Family (Amato) 2008
Ehlert, Lois
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry, 2008
Eitan, Ora
.....Georgia Rises: A Day in the Life of Georgia O'Keeffe (Lasky) 2009
Eliopoulous, Christopher
.....I am Lucille Ball (Meltzer) 2015
.....I am Rosa Parks (Meltzer) 2014
Emberley, Michael
.....Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart (Hoberman) 2012
.....Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) (Bottner) 2010

Emberley, Rebecca & Ed
.....Chicken Little, 2009
.....There Was an Old Monster, 2009
English, Sarah Jane
.....Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphs (Coulter) 2001
Enright, Vicky
.....Read Anything Good Lately? (Allen&Lindaman) 2003
Escobar, Paola
.....Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre (Denise) 2019
Espinosa, Leo
.....Islandborn (Diaz) 2018
Estrada, Pau (Barcelona)
.....A Stroll with Mr. Gaudi, 2013
.....Pippo the Fool (Fern) 2009
Evans, Jane W.
.....My Brother Charlie (Peete & Peete) 2010
Evans, Leslie
.....Winter Trees (Gerber) 2008
Fan, Terry & Eric (Brothers)
.....Ocean Meets Sky, 2018
.....The Night Gardener 2016
Fancher, Lou (with Steve Johnson)
.....Silver Seeds (Paolilli & Brewer) 2001
.....The Boy on Fairfield Street (Krull) 2004
Faria, Rosana
.....Black Book of Colors (Cottin) 2006
Farley, Brianne
.....Secret Tree Fort, 2016
Farnsworth, Bill
.....The Anne Frank Case (Rubin) 2009
Faulkner, Matt
.....A Taste of Colored Water, 2008
Feiffer, Jules
.....The Odious Ogre, (Juster) 2010
.....The Birthday Ball (Lowry) 2010
.....Some Things are Scary, 2000
Felix, Lucie
.....Apples and Robins, 2013 France/ 2016 US
Felstead, Cathie
.....Earthspeak:  Poems from the Ground Up (Peters) 2003
Fernandes, Eugenie
.....One Hen (Milway) 2008
Filippucci, Laura
.....The Universe is a Tree, 2018
Fisher, Valorie
.....Ellsworth's Exraordinary Elecric Ears, 2003
Floca, Brian
.....Princess Cora and the Crocodile (Schlitz) 2017
.....The Hinky Pink (McDonald) 2008
Florian, Douglas
.....Autumnblings, 2003
Foley, Greg
.....Willoughby and the Lion, 2009

Ford, A. G.
.....Desmond and the Very Mean Word (Tutu) 2013
.....Goal! (Javaherbin) 2010
.....First Family (Hopkinson) 2010
Fotheringham, Edwin
.....A Home for Mr. Emerson (Kerley) 2014
.....What to Do About Alice? (Kerley) 2008
Fraser, Betty
.....Llama Who Had No Pajama (Hoberman) 1998

Frazee, Marla
.....Santa Claus The World's Number One Toy Expert, 2005
.....A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, 2008 CALDECOTT HONOR
.....All the World (Scanlon) 2009 CALDECOTT HONOR
.....The Boss Baby, 2010
.....The Farmer and the Clown, 2014
Fronty, Aurelia
.....Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees (Prevot) 2015
Futran, Eric (photographer)
.....Somewhere Today (Thomas)
Gall, Chris
.....Substitute Creature, 2011
.....There's Nothing to Do on Mars, 2008
Galouchko, Annouchka Gravel
.....The Walking Stick, 1998
Gammell, Stephen
.....My Friend, The Starfinder, 2008
.....I Know an Old Teacher (Bowen) 2008
Gannon, Ned
.....Time to Pray (Addasi) 2010
Garland, Michael
.....Best Book to Read (Bertram & Bloom) 2008
Gavett, Emily
.....Cyril and Pat, 2018
Gerstein, Mordicai
.....Dear Hot Dog, 2011
.....A Book, 2009
.....Applesauce Season, 2009
.....The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, 2003
Ghayka, Doug
.....Yasmin's Hammer, 2010
Gibbon, Rebecca
.....Papa Is a Poet (Bober) 2013
.....The Great Spruce, (Duvall) 2016
Gibson, Barbara L.
.....Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories (Penn) 2009
Gilchrist, Jan Spivey
.....In the Land of Words (Greenfield) 2004
Glasser, Robin Preiss
.....Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words, 2008
.....Fancy Nancy: Splendiforous Christmas, 2009
Gliori, Debi
.....Stormy Weather, 2009
Goldin, David
.....BAXTER, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher, 2010
Golino, Mirto
.....The Little Chapel That Stood (Curtiss) 2003
Gonzalez, Thomas
.....14 Cows for America (Deedy) 2009

Good, Karen Hillard
.....The Very Best Pumpkin (Moulton) 2010
Goode, Diane
.....America the Beautiful, Together We Stand, 2013
.....President Pennybaker (Feiffer) 2008
Goodell, Jon
.....Merry Christmas, Merry Crow (Appelt) 2005
Gourley, Robbin
.....Forest Has a Song (Vanderwater) 2013)
.....Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie, 2009
Graham, Bob
.....Vanilla Ice Cream, 2014
Grandpre, Mary
.....The Noisy Paintbox, 2014
.....America the Beautiful: Together We Stand,  2013
.....The House of Wisdom (Heide) 1999
Gravett, Emily
.....The Rabbit Problem, 2009
Greenstein, Elaine
.....The Mitten Tree (Christiansen) 1997/2009
Grifalconi, Ann
.....Julio's Magic (Dorris) 2005
.....The Bravest Flute, 1994
Grimly, Gris
.....Dangerous Alphabet (Gaiman) 2008
Guarnaccia, Steven
......Knit Your Bit, (Hopkinson) 2013
Guback, Georgia
.....Luka's Quilt , 1995

Gudeon, Karla
.....Passover (Ziefert) 2010
.....One Red Apple (Ziefert) 2009
Gustavson, Adam
.....Stand Up and Sing: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice (Reich) 2017
.....The Yankee at the Seder (Weber) 2009
.....A Very Improbable Story (Einhorn) 2008
Hall, Amanda
.....In Andal's House (Whelan) 2013
.....The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (Markel) 2012
Hall, Marcellus
.....City I Love (Hopkins) 2009

Halperin, Wendy Anderson
.....Thank You, World (McGinty) 2007
.....Turn! Turn! Turn! (Seeger) 2003
.....Visit, The (Lindbergh) 2005
Halpin, Abigail
.....The Year of the Book (Cheng) 2012
Hare, John
.....Field Trip to the Moon, 2019
Hargis, Wes
.....When I Grow Up (Yankovic) 2011
....Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride (Koehler-Pentacoff) 2009
Harley, Avis
.....The Monarch's Progress, 2008
Harper, Lee
.....Snow! Snow! Snow! 2009
Harris, Shawn
.....Her Right Foot (Eggers) 2017
Hawkes, Kevin
.....Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat  (Sierra) 2017
.....Newton's Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist (Lasky) 2017
Henderson, McDavid
.....The Jacket (Clements) 2002
Hendrix, John
.....America the Beautiful: Together We Stand, 2013
.....John Brown: His Fight for Freedom, 2009

Henkes, Kevin
.....Egg , 2017
.....Little White Rabbit, 2011
.....My Garden, 2010
.....Old Bear, 2008
Heo, Umi
.....A is for Asia (Lee) 1997
Higgins, Ryan T.
.....We Don't Eat Our Classmates, 2018
Hillenbrand, Will
.....I'm a Duck (Bunting) 2018
Hirao, Amiko
.....Write to Me:  Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind (Grady) 2018
Hodson, Ben
.....Twas the Day Before Zoo Day (Ipcizade) 2008
Hogan, Jamie
.....Nest, Nook & Cranny (Blackaby) 2010
Hogrogian, Nonny
.....Cool Cat, 2009
Holderness, Grizelda (what a great name!)
.....Story of Queen Esther (Koralek) 4
Holmes, Jeremy
.....Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems, 2014 (Lewis & Florian)
Holyfield, John
.....Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend (Ramsey & Stroud, 2011)
.....The Hallelujah Flight (Bildner) 2010
Holmes, Ekua
.....Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (Alexander, Colderley, Wentworth) 2017
Hong, Lily Toy
.....Two of Everything, 1993
Hooper, Hadley
.....Two Brothers, Four Hands: The Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti(Greenberg & Jordan) 2019
.....The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse (MacLachlan) 2014
Horacek, Judy
......Ducks Away (Fox) 2016
Horowitz, Dave
.....Twenty-six Princesses, 2008
Hoyt, Ard
.....The Hair of Zooey Fleefenbacher Goes to School, 2009
Hu, Ying-Hwa & Cornelius VanWright
.....Snow in Jerusalem, 2001
Hurd, Thacher
.....Bad Frogs, 2009
Hurley, Josh
.....Around the World in Numbers (Clive Giffords) 2017
Hyman, Trina Schart
.....A Child's Calendar, 1965/1999 CALDECOTT HONOR

Ibatouline, Bagram
.....Animal Hedge, newly illust 2003 (Fleischman)
.....The Scarecrow's Dance (Yolen) 2009
.....Crow Call (Lowry) 2009
.....The Matchbox Diary (Fleischman) 2013
Innerst, Stacy
.....Ruth Bader Ginsberg: The Case of R. B. G. vs. Inequality (Winter) 2017
Isadora, Rachel
.....Over the Green Hills, 1992
Jacobsen, Laura
.....A Party in Ramadan (Mobin-Uddin) 2009
Jaeggi, Yoshiko
.....Sona and the Wedding Game (Sheth) 2015
Jaleel, Aaliya
.....Under My Hijab (Khan) 2019
James, Steve
.....Dewey, There's a Cat in the Library (Myron & Witter) 2009
Jarvis
.....Pick a Pine Tree (Toht) 2017

Jeffers, Oliver
.....A Child of Books, 2016
.....This Moose Belongs to Me, 2012
.....Up and Down, 2010
.....The Heart and the Bottle, 2010
.....Great Paper Caper, 2008
Jenkins, Steve
.....This Big Sky (Mora) 1999
Jepson, J. Beth
.....Dare to Dream: Change the World, 2012
Johnson, Layne
.....Christmas Kitten: Home at Last (Pulver) 2010
Johnson, Steve (with Lou Fancher)
.....Silver Seeds (Paolilli & Brewer) 2001
.....The Boy on Fairfield Street (Krull) 2004
Jones, Noah Z.
.....Little Sweet Potato (Bloom) 2013
Joyce, William
.....Billy's Booger, 2015
Joyner, Andrew
.....The Pink Hat, 2018
Jutte, Jan
.....Roawr! (Joosse) 2009
Karas, G. Brian
.....A Hat for Mrs. Goldman, 2016
.....A Poem in Your Pocket (McNamar) 2015
.....As An Oak Tree Grows, 2014
.....Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money (Jenkins) 2012

Katz, Karen
.....The Colors of Us, 1999
.....Can You Say Peace? 2006
.....My First Ramadan, 2007
.....Sleepy ABC, 2010
Keats, Ezra Jack
.....Regards to the Man in the Moon, 1981/2009
Keller, EG
…..A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, 2018
Keller, Laurie
.....Potato Pants! 2018

Kellogg, Steven
.....Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry, 2008
.....The Pied Piper's Magic, 2009
.....Snowflakes Fall (MacLachlan) 2013
Kemly, Kathleen
.....A Mother's Song, (Lawler) 2010
Kerascoet (Husband & wife team)
.....Malala's Magic Pencil (Yousafzai) 2017
King-Chai, Sharon
.....Snail Mail: With Pull-Out Postcards, 2016
Kirk, Daniel
.....Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure, 2012
.....Ten Things I Love About You, 2013
.....Library Mouse, 2007
.....Library Mouse, A Friend's Tale, 2009

Kiwak, Barbara
.....My Name is Bilal (Mobin-Uddin) 2005
Klassen, Jon
.....Extra Yarn (Barnett) 2012
.....This Is Not My Hat (Klassen) 2012
.....The Dark,(Snicket) 2013
.....Cats Night Out (Stutson) 2010

Kleven, Elisa
.....Glasswings: A Butterfly's Story, 2013
.....The Weaver (Hurd) 2010
.....Wish (Thong) 2008
Klinger, Shula
.....Best Friends Forever, A World War II Scrapbook (Patt) 2010
Koren, Edward
.....Theloneus Monster's Sky-High Pie (Sierra) 2006
Kornacki, Christine
.....The Sparkle Box (Hardie) 2012
Kosinski, Colleen Rowan
.....Lilla's Sunflowers, 2016
Krommes, Beth
.....House in the Night (Swanson) 2008 CALDECOTT WINNER
.....Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow (Sidman) 2006
Krudop, Walter Lyon
.....At Ellis Island (Peacock) 2007
Kulikov, Boris
.....Boy Who Cried Wolf (Hennessy) 2006
Kurki, Kim
.....National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds 9014

POETRY BOOKS

ADULT
Gilroy, Grace, McKay, Martin, Phillips, Roth, Stipe - The Haiku Year

Young Adult/Upper Middle School
Alexander, Kwame, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth - Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (5)

Picture Book Biographies About Poetry
Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse (Giardino/Sala)

Kids
Ashman, Linda - M is for Mischief (5)
Ashman, Linda - Stella, Unleashed (5)
Blackaby, Susan - Nest, Nook & Cranny (5)
Brown, Calef - Hallowilloween (3.5)
Brown, Skila - Clackety Track: Poems about Trains (4)
Bulion, Leslie - Superlative Birds (4.5)
Esbensen, Barbara Juster - Swing Around the Sun
Fletcher - A Writing Kind of Day (4)
Florian, Douglas - Autumnblings (4.5)
Fogliano, Jule - When Green Becomes Tomatoes (Morstad) 5
Frank, John - How to Catch a Fish (4)
..........A Chill in the Air (4)
Gerstein, Mordicai - Dear Hot Dog (4)
Greenfield, Eloise - In the Land of Words (5)
Harley, Avis - The Monarch's Progress (3)
Havill, Juanita - I Heard it from Alice Zucchini (4)
Hoberman, Mary Ann - The Llama Who Had No Pajama ()
Hood, Susan - Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World (5)
Hopkins, Lee Bennett - City I Love (Hall) 4
.....................Got Geography!  (Stanton) 4
Iyengar, Malathi Michelle - Tan to Tamarind (Akib) 4
Janeczko, Paul & J. Patrick Lewis - Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku (4)
Johnston, Tony - The Ancestors Are Singing (4)
Katz, Alan - Too Much Kissing (3.5)
Katz, Susan - Looking for Jaguar (4)
Larios, Julie - Yellow Elephant, A Bright Bestiary (Paschkis) 4
Lewis, J. Patrick - The Underwear Salesman (Bloch) 3.5
...............Please Bury Me in the Library (Stone) 3.5
............... Heroes and She-Roes (Cooke) 5
Lewis, J. Patrick & Douglas Florian - Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems (Holmes) 4.5
Locker, Thomas - Cloud Dance (5)
McKissack, Patricia C. - Stitchin' and Pullin" a Gee's Bend Quilt (5)
McNamara, Margaret - A Poem in Your Pocket (5)
Miller, Rhett - No More Poems! (4) 2019 Hilarious!
Mora, Pat - Yum! MmMm! Que Rico! (Lopez)
.....................This Big Sky (Jenkins)
Paolilli, Paul & Dan Brewer - Silver Seeds (Johnson & Fincher) 5
Park, Linda Sue - Tap Dancing on the Roof (Sijo poems)
Paschkis, Julie - Flutter & Hum (5)
Peters, Lisa Westberg - Earthshake:  Poems from the Ground Up, (3)
Perry, Andrea - The Snack Smasher and other reasons why it's not my fault (3)
Pollock, Penny - When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year (Azarian) 5
Prelutsky, Jack - In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden (Mathers) 3
..........................- rbanovic (4)
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse - The Wonder Book (Schmid) 3.5
Rossetti, Christine (Ill. Bryan) Blooming Beneath the Sun 4
Ruddell, Deborah - Today at the Blue-Bird Cafe (Rankin) 3.5
Salas, Laura Purdie - Book Speak! (5)
.....Water Can Be... (Dabija) 4.5
Schertle, Alice - Button Up! (4)
Schmidt, Annie M. G. - A Pond Full of Ink (2 - but I think it's the translation that I don't like) US/2014
Sidman, Joyce - This is Just to Say (5)
...........................Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow (Krommes) 2006
...........................Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the NIght (Allen) 2010
...........................Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold (Allen) 2014
Simler, Isabelle - Sweet Dreamers (2019)
Singer, Marilyn - First Food Fight This Fall (and Other School Poems) 2008
...........................Mirror Mirror (Masse) 2010
............................Every Month is a New Year (Roth) 2018
Updike, John - A Child's Calendar (5)
Vanderwater, Amy Ludwig - Forest Has a Song (4.5)
........... Everyday Birds (5)
Viorst, Judith - What are you Glad about?  What are you Mad about? 2016 (2)
Whitehead, Jenny - Holiday Stew (5)
Wilson, Karma - Outside the Box (4.5)
Wolf, Sallie - The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound, 2010 (4.5)
Worth, Valerie - Peacock and Other Poems (Babbitt) 2002

Kid's Anthologies
Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry (Bill Martin, Jr., ed) 5
Dare to Dream: Change the World - Jill Corcoran, editor
Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart (Hoberman/Emberley) 4
Green Poems - Jill Bennett
Home to Me (Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed) 4
Read-Aloud Treasury, The (Cole & Calmenson/Schweninger) 4
Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year selected by Fiona Waters (5)
Sky Magic (Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed) 4

The Complete Book is One Poem
Alexander, Kwame - How to Read a Book (Illustrated by Melissa Sweet great poem, hard to read...
Gilchrist, Jan Spivey -My America (4)
Lyon, George Ella - Sleepsong (4)
Salas, Laura Purdie - Water Can Be...
VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig - Everyday Birds (5)