Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky
by Timothy P. McLaughlin (Editor); S. D. Nelson (Illustrator); Joseph M. Marshall (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young
by Halfdan Wedel Rasmussen; Marilyn Nelson; Pamela Espeland; Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2011-08-09
From a team of luminaries comes this collection of truly delightful verse for the littlest listeners. (Ages 2-6) Translated from the original works of beloved Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, this delightful collection of poems for young children will enthrall little ones with captivating rhyme, rhythm, humor, and charm. Kevin Hawkes's enchanting, light-filled illustrations bring the text to life, making this an essential addition to any child's library of modern classics.
Whether it’s slurping up spaghetti or catching some sun at the beach, the everyday wonders celebrated in this collection of poems will appeal to young readers. Cleverly crafted by Mordicai Gerstein, Dear Hot Dog follows three friends from the time they wake up and brush their teeth to when they snuggle up for bed with their favorite stuffed animal. In between playing outside, making crafts, eating their favorite treats, and reading, together they delight in the adventure and magic that each day brings. Gerstein’s vibrant illustrations and lighthearted verse make Dear Hot Dog a great introduction to poetry for young readers.
A Full Moon Is Rising
by Marilyn Singer; Julia Cairns
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
Mysterious and evocative, the full moon is the most celebrated phase of the earth¿s only natural satellite. Around the world, people and other living things interact with and are affected by the full moon in fascinating ways. Sailors set out to sea on the high tides the full moon causes. Insects and migrating birds are guided by its brilliant light. Families dance, sing, and feast at full moon festivals, while traders buy and sell camels. Corals reproduce, wolves howl, and children dream of being astronauts.
In this poetic exploration of full moon science, celebrations, beliefs, and illusions, Marilyn Singer and Julia Cairns take us on a whirlwind international tour. Along the way we visit Canada, Israel, Morocco, India, China, Australia, and more as we learn about the many ways people welcome and honor Earth¿s wondrous full moon.