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Kids Poetry

Alligator Pie

Alligator Pie

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"You can almost hear the skipping rope slapping the sidewalk," wrote Margaret Laurence of Dennis Lee's timeless poetry collection Alligator Pie. One of the first illustrated books published about Canadian children and featuring Canadian place names, Alligator Pie established Dennis Lee's reputation as "Canada's Father Goose" and has sold more than half a million copies since its publication in 1974.

This classic edition, featuring Frank Newfeld's instantly recognizable original illustrations and book design, includes childhood favorites such as "Willoughby Wallaby Woo," "Wiggle to the Laundromat," and "Skyscraper."

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORH

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORH

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The New York Times Best Seller

For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.

It's you I like.
It's not the things you wear,
It's not the way you do your hair--
But it's you I like.

From funny to sweet, silly to sincere, the lyrics of Mister Rogers explore such universal topics as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, imagination, and more. Through these songs--as well as endearing puppets and honest conversations--Mister Rogers instilled in his young viewers the values of kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem. But most of all, he taught children that they are loved, just as they are. Perfect for bedtime, sing-along, or quiet time alone, this beautiful book of meaningful poetry is for every child--including the child inside of every one of us.

BRONZEVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS

BRONZEVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS

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This classic picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, paired with full-color illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold, explores the lives and dreams of the children who live together in an urban neighborhood.

In 1956, Gwendolyn Brooks created thirty-four poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. Bronzeville Boys and Girls features these timeless poems, which remind us that whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neighborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and new experiences.

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Little Mouse and Other Charming Chinese Rhymes [With Audio Disc in Chinese & English Included]

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Little Mouse and Other Charming Chinese Rhymes [With Audio Disc in Chinese & English Included]

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This beautifully illustrated Chinese children's book features classic nursery rhymes in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

It is never too early to immerse children in foreign languages and culture, and exploring rhymes and rhythm is a terrific way to start. Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes presents forty vibrantly illustrated verses in both Chinese and English in a side-by-side format that encourages fun Mandarin Chinese language learning. This inspiring collection of favorite rhymes shows how the simple pleasures of childhood are universal across the globe.

The rhymes and songs highlighted in the book include:

  • Muffin Man
  • Happy Birthday to You
  • I See the Moon
  • As I Was Going Along
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • And much more...
  • Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes also features Do You Know? notes throughout the book that provide even more ways to experience Chinese culture. A concise tutorial about the basics of Mandarin Chinese offers parents additional, useful information for learning moments.

    Native speakers perform each rhyme in Chinese and English on an accompanying audio CD--happy, easy songs that will have you singing along in no time!

    All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

    FALLING UP

    FALLING UP

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    "I tripped on my shoelace"
    "And I fell up --"

    Irreverent poet, whimsical artist and bestselling author -- Shel Silverstein is back! "Falling Up," the brand-new collection of more than 140 Silverstein poems and drawings, is the long-awaited companion to the bestselling classics "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic."

    Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book. You also will meet Allison Beals and her 25 eels; Danny O'Dare the Dancin' Bear; the Human Balloon; Headphone Harold; and more!

    So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Horse, eat in the Strange Restaurant and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.

    HERE COMES MOTHER GOOSE

    HERE COMES MOTHER GOOSE

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    From the award-winning creators of My Very First Mother Goose, an invitation to the simple joy and the sly humor that are the essence of Mother Goose.

    Spread the word -- here comes Mother Goose -- and with her comes an entire procession of best-loved nursery rhyme characters, including Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Simple Simon, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Tommy Tucker, the Queen of Hearts, and many more. Joining them is an array of colorful folk you may not have met before: Mrs. Murphy, for instance, and My Aunt Jane; Freda the American Beauty, Bonny Bobby Shaftoe, and Dusty Bill from Vinegar Hill -- each of them well worth getting to know, as we're sure you'll agree!

    Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition)

    Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition)

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    Maya Angelou's unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage

    Shadows on the wall
    Noises down the hall
    Life doesn't frighten me at all

    Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.

    Angelou's strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou's words and Basquiat's paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness.

    This brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art features brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat and an afterword from the editor. A selected bibliography of Angelou's books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat's works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.

    LIGHT IN THE ATTIC SPECIAL /E

    LIGHT IN THE ATTIC SPECIAL /E

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    From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings--a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. This special edition contains 12 never-before-published poems.

    A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

    Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

    Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

    And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
    MISSING PIECE

    MISSING PIECE

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    From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece, a charming fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.

    It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told. This inventive and heartwarming book can be read on many levels, and Silverstein's iconic drawings and humor are sure to delight fans of all ages.

    So it set off in search
    of its missing piece.
    And as it rolled
    it sang this song--
    Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
    Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
    Lookin' for my missin' piece.






    And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

    MY VERY 1ST MOTHER GOOSE

    MY VERY 1ST MOTHER GOOSE

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    Twenty years after Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells released their first collection of Mother Goose rhymes, the celebrated original is back in a gorgeous anniversary edition.

    To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved words of Mother Goose. Here, folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest forms, from "Hey Diddle, Diddle and "Pat-a-Cake" to "Little Jack Horner" and "Pussycat, Pussycat" -- familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for generations and are every child's birthright. With watercolors by Rosemary Wells capturing the simple joy and sly humor of the classic nursery rhymes, this special anniversary volume features a case cover and jacket and includes a note from the illustrator on the unparalleled influence of Mother Goose, both during childhood and far beyond it.

    REAL MOTHER GOOSE

    REAL MOTHER GOOSE

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    For nearly a century, The Real Mother Goose has delighted young children!
    For more than seventy-five years THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE has been delighting millions of children, and today the magic is as strong as ever. Heralded as the standard Mother Goose by parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians, this wonderful book with Blanche Fisher Wright's lively, colorful pictures makes an enchanting introduction for the very young.

    Mother Goose rhymes are a vital part of childhood. And this collection of essential rhymes have been reproduced exactly as they have been repeated from generation to generation.

    TERRAPIN: POEMS

    TERRAPIN: POEMS

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    Tom Pohrt spent years gathering those poems of Wendell Berry's he imagined children might read and appreciate, making sketches to accompany his selection. Over the past several years a dialogue has evolved in which the poet has come to advise the illustrator on the natural history of the animals and plants seen so intimately in the poems. Then came the august book designer Dave Bullen, who has been designing the books of Wendell Berry for more than thirty years.
    The resulting volume of 21 poems includes dozens of the sketches, drawings and watercolors in what amounts to a visual meditation on the poem they work to illustrate and is simply staggering in both its beauty and its meaning to those of us who remain lovers of the book as physical object.

    In the full-color Terrapin we have not only a volume of staggering beauty but a consummate example of the collaborative effort that is fine bookmaking, the perfect gift for children, grandchildren or anyone who remains a lover of the book as physical object.

    WHERE THE SIDEWAL-40TH ANNIV/E

    WHERE THE SIDEWAL-40TH ANNIV/E

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    Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in...for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. This special edition contains 12 extra poems.

    You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

    Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings stretches the bounds of imagination and will be cherished by readers of all ages. This is a collection that belongs on everyone's bookshelf. Makes a great gift for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and graduation.

    And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book by Shel Silverstein!