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Poems Don’t Have to Rhyme

| Bordentown Library

Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Where can one find peace? Explore these poems that guide the reader to find peace in the home, self and world.

I am the Book: Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Stretch your imagination to the brim with these poems that encourage readers to think anything is possible.

This Poem is a Nest by Irene Latham
Enjoy poems within poems! Follow along and something big can be broken down into smaller and smaller parts.

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Written as free-verse poems, this story follows Jack, a boy who hates poetry. As the book progresses, Jack finds the more poetry he writes, the more he has to say.

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman
A young girl brings along a group of individuals to show them change is possible. This story is told in a variety of lyrics and rhythmic illustrations.

Noisy Poems for a Busy Day by Robert Heidbreder 
No moment or accomplishment is too small in this collection of poems designed to explore what may occur in the everyday life of a child.

All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka 
Celebrate diversity by learning about what whispering gold, roaring brown and more can mean to different readers.

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Woman Who Changed the World by Susan Hood
Follow along as the tales of 14 young women are told in beautifully written poems.

Honey, I Love, and Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield
These 16 poems are all told from the point of view of a child. Celebrate every day as only a child could!

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
Gabby, a lifelong dreamer, lives in a world of imagination. Read along with Gabby as she illustrates her life in beautiful verses. 

Cast Away: Poems for our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye       
This collection of more than 80 poems explores topics on water, responsibility, protecting the planet and more!

Lemonade, and Others Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka
Discover poetry, riddles and anagrams wrapped up in one book. Each poem consists of words made up of other words in this cleverly written poetry book.

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
What happens when you are forced to flee the only home you’ve ever known? Read along as Hà and her family travel to a new land.

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Insects take center stage in this book of poetry describing the beautiful sounds of honeybees, cicadas and more!

Poet’s Dog by Patricia Maclachlan
A dog that understands poetry? Teddy has heard poetry from his owner his whole life. Turns out, it’ll provide the help he needs to return home safely.

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