Synopses & Reviews
The perforated pages in Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets
enable readers to select a poem they love, tear it out neatly from the book, and carry it with them all day to read, be inspired by, and share with family and friends.and#160;
Published in association with the Academy of American Poets, this book is presented in an innovative format and includes one hundred poems cleverly organized by theme (food, feelings, play, animals, and more). The collection contains classic children's poems by Emily Dickinson and many others, as well as poems by today's most popular poets, from poet laureate Kay Ryan to Naomi Shihab Nye. Foster the love of poetry during National Poetry Month, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, or in the classroom any day of the school year.
Look for the edition of Poem in Your Pocketand#160;for Young Poets (978-0-8109-9882-7)and#160;with permanently affixed pages, great for libraries and clasrooms.
There's also a version for adults available titled Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry.
Praise for Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets
and#8220;Navasky chooses a diverse range of works, and the format encourages integrating poetry into everyday life.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly
"This robust collection of poems (which follows a 2009 title published for adults) is designed, not unlike a page-a-day calendar, for readers to rip out the poems (each of which get their own page) along a perforated edge to be stuffed into a pocket, taped on a wall, or given to a friend. The selections are divided thematically; Lisa Jarnot's 'They Loved Paperclips' inaugurates works about everyday things, and 'How Poetry Comes to Me' by Gary Snyder frontlines a section of poems that explore the creative process. Navasky chooses a diverse range of works, and the format encourages integrating poetry into everyday life. Ages 12 up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
City I Love
sparkles like the lights in Times Square! Featuring eighteen poems that guide the reader on an international tourand#151;from New York to San Francisco, London to Tokyo, and beyondand#151;this exuberant collection is the perfect read-aloud for city kids, aspiring world travelers, and adventurous spirits everywhere.
Beloved childrenand#8217;s poet Lee Bennett Hopkins and New Yorker artist Marcellus Hall, an exciting childrenand#8217;s book newcomer, have crafted an extraordinary urban-themed collection that celebrates the beauty, diversity, energy, architecture, and excitement of city life.
For 80 years, the Academy of American Poets has been one of the most influential and respected champions of contemporary American poetry. Through their successful Poem-a-Day online program, the Academy continues to celebrate verse by delivering poems to thousands of e-mail subscribers each morning. Now for the first time, the poems selected by the Academy for this program are available in book form so that they can be collected and savored.
Loosely organized according to the flow and themes of the seasons (for example, the month of February includes poems on love, lust, and heartache), this substantial volume is designed to encourage the daily practice of reading poetry. A thematic index is included so that poems can be sought out for popular occasions such as marriage, graduation, and holidays, or enjoyed any day of the year.
About the Author
Lee Bennett Hopkins has written and edited numerous celebrated poetry collections, including Behind the Museum Door, My America, and Home to Me. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida. Marcellus Hall has created artwork for many magazines, including the New Yorker and Time. He is also the illustrator of Because You Are My Baby. City I Love is his second book for children. Raised in Minneapolis, he now lives in New York City.