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Poetry From All Catalogued Years
Motorcycle Song by Diane Siebert (3/11/2002)
Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur (7/30/2001)
Hey You! Poems to Skyscrapers, Mosquitoes, and Other Fun Things by Paul B. Janeczko, compiler (4/9/2007)
Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose by Naomi Shihab Nye (4/7/2008)
Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World by Jan Greenberg (4/25/2008)
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill (8/6/2007)
This Is Just To Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman (1/14/2008)
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford (9/24/2007)
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle (1/22/2007)
Handsprings by Douglas Florian (4/24/2006)
She's All That: Poems about Girls by Belinda Hollyer (selector) (12/18/2006)
Casey at the Bat by Thayer Ernest L. (4/10/2006)
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre (5/23/2005)
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson (4/25/2005)
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko (4/18/2005)
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson (8/21/2005)
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls by Naomi Shihab Nye (4/4/2005)
Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems by Kristine O'Connell George (1/3/2005)
In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems by Eloise Greenfield (6/28/2004)
What Is Goodbye? by Nikki Grimes (12/13/2004)
Swing Around the Sun: Poems by Barbara Juster Esbensen (3/31/2003)
The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth by Jaime Adoff (2/10/2003)
This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort by Georgia Heard, selector (9/16/2002)
The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye, selector (9/2/2002)
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye (4/1/2002)
Perfect Harmony: A Muscial Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (11/18/2002)
Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World by Jeanette Winter (3/25/2002)
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 by Naomi Shihab, selector Nye (3/22/2010)
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser (4/6/2010)
Sopa de frijoles: un poema para cocinar = Bean Soup: A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta (9/1/2009)
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgewise by Avis Harley (11/2/2009)
My People by Langston Hughes (11/16/2009)
The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. Rosen (4/17/2009)
Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems/Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno by Francisco X. Alarcon (12/10/2001)
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century Art by Jan Greenburg (4/2/2001)
DeShawn Days by Tony Medina (3/5/2001)
Love to Mama by Pat Mora (1/28/2002)
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (6/18/2001)
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African American Poetry and Art by Belinda Rochelle (4/9/2001)
Love That Dog: A Novel by Sharon Creech (10/29/2001)
Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices by Paul Fleischman (4/17/2000)
Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets by Naomi Shihab, editor Nye (1/8/2001)
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams (10/8/2001)
Girls Got Game: Sports Stories and Poems by Sue Macy (4/23/2001)
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones (11/19/2001)
CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse by Juan Felipe Herrera (3/6/2000)
What Have You Lost? by Naomi Shihab, selector Nye (4/12/1999)
Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls and Rhythms by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (3/15/1999)
When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan (1/1/2001)
A Child's Calendar by John Updike (7/12/1999)
The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela Johnson (12/21/1998)
The Sky Is Always in the Sky by Karla Kuskin (9/21/1998)
The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye, selector (4/20/1998)
Earth-Shattering Poems by Liz Rosenberg, ed. (3/30/1998)
Counting on the Woods by George Ella Lyon (4/6/1998)
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jiomates risuenos y otros poemas de invierno by Francisco X Alarcon (8/11/1997)
Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Early Spring by Ralph Fletcher (6/2/1997)
Harlem: A Poem by Walter Dean Myers (4/28/1997)
The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom by Jack Prelutsky, selector (1/1/1997)
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall by Various African-American Poets (12/1/1997)
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors by Joyce Sidman (2/21/2011)
¡Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, selectors. English adapations by Alice Schertle (4/28/2003)
Hidden by Helen Frost (8/8/2011)
We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart by Walter Dean Myers (1/2/2012)
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield (4/11/2011)
Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs (7/23/2012)
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady (9/3/2012)
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (10/1/2012)
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson (4/21/2014)
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng (7/28/2013)
Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice by Gail Bush, editor and Randy Meyer, editor (2/24/2014)
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman (1/7/2014)
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman (11/10/2014)
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle (8/25/2014)
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle (3/2/2015)
Poems in the Attic by Grimes Nikki (11/23/2015)
Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick eds (4/13/2015)
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman (12/26/2016)
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1/22/2017)
Somos como las nubes = We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta (1/30/2017)
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley and Marjorie Wentworth (4/10/2017)
Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle (11/20/2017)
Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners by Naomi Shihab Nye (2/26/2018)
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney (4/2/2018)
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough (11/12/2018)
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy (6/10/2019)
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (9/30/2019)
Cast Away: Poems for Our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye (2/17/2020)

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