NEW and BILINGUAL! The Poetry Friday Anthology for CELEBRATIONS
This listing refers to the TEACHER/LIBRARIAN Edition of this book. A separate Student Edition of this book is also available.
Celebrate all year long with The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrationsâ156 poems in English and SPANISH ideal for preK - grade 6.Â
This latest book in The Poetry Friday Anthology series offers 12 poems per month and 12 poems with the theme of âBirthdays and Baby Daysâ PLUS âTake 5!â mini-lessons for teaching and sharing skills and standards such as the CCSS and the TEKS. In addition, each poem is linked to a picture book recommendation and other poems in the book for text-to-text connections. Choose your favorite celebrations for each month! Choices include:
traditional holidays such as Valentineâs Day, Easter, Passover, Motherâs Day, Fatherâs Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas;
book-related holidays such as Read Across America Day, National Library Week, DEAR Day (Drop Everything And Read), Childrenâs Book Week, and Dewey Decimal Day;
celebrations of diversity such as Black History Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Kings Day, Lunar New Year, the end of Ramadan, Obon, and Diwali; and
unusual celebrations such as National Hat Day, Daylight Savings Time Day, National Pet Week, National Sports & Fitness Month, Shark Week, and National Cookie Day; and
historic commemorations such as Presidentsâ Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, National Moon Walk Day, Constitution and Citizenship Day, Election Day, and Veteranâs Day.
In a unique narrative, readers meet a diverse group of six children ranging in age from Kindergarten through ï¬fth grade. With nerves and excitement each child gears up for a new school year by hustling in the morning, meeting new teachers and new classmates during the day, and heading home with homework and relief by dayâs end.
Simple, bright illustrations focus on each child and his/her worries, hopes, and successes on the ï¬rst day of school.
A poetry anthology featuring a different poem for every day of the year, each one specifically tied to its date. The selections range from works by Shakespeare and Keats to those of T. S. Eliot and Sonia Sanchez.
The first anthology to map the full range of haiku in the English tradition.
Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian.
The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Poundâs âIn a Station of the Metro,â to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genreâs changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac.
In her second collection of poems, Lee Ann Roripaugh probes themes of mixed-race female identities, evoking the molting processes of snakes and insects who shed their skins and shells as an ongoing metaphor for transformation of self. Intertwining contemporary renditions of traditional Japanese myths and fairy tales with poems that explore the landscape of childhood and early adolescence, she blurs the boundaries between myth and memory, between real and imagined selves. This collection explores cultural, psychological, and physical liminalities and exposes the diasporic arc cast by first-generation Asian American mothers and their second-generation daughters, revealing a desire for metamorphosis of self through time, geography, culture, and myth.
As we open up to life and love and each other, as we awaken from our dream of separation, we encounter not just the bliss of existence, but its pain, too; not only lifeâs ecstasy, but also its agony. Healing doesnât always feel good or comfortable or even âspiritual,â for we are inevitably forced to confront our shadows, fears, and deepest longingsâthose secret parts of ourselves that we have denied, repressed, or deemed ânegativeâ and unworthy of our love. How can we find the calm in the midst of the storm? How can we rest, even as the ground falls?Â Falling in Love with Where You AreÂ invites you to discover a deep YES to your life, no matter what you are going through; to see crisis as an opportunity to heal, pain as an intelligent messenger, and your imperfections as perfectly placed. Through his prose and poetry, Jeff Foster will guide, provoke, encourage, and inspire you on your lonely, joyful, and sometimes exhausting pathless journey to the Home you never, ever left: the present moment. âEven in your glorious imperfection,â Jeff reminds us, âyou were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world...â
With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.
In this adorable gift board book for 1 year olds, baby bear's special year as a one-year-old is celebrated in rhyme. The sometimes sweet, sometimes silly story calls out many of the things baby will learn to do between the ages of 1 and 2.
Perfect for baby's first birthday or any special occasion! With space for the gift-giver to inscribe To, From and a brief message on the inside front cover, this book makes a precious keepsake that will be read over and over and cherished forever.
Bonus: If you add this book to a larger gift or a gift basket, it also serves as the gift card!