It’s never too early to get started reading, writing, and enjoying poetry. Whether you love sharks, bears, fireflies, or rainy days, your new favorite poem is right around the corner with these titles from Candlewick Press!
By Michael Rosen, illustrated by Chris Riddell
ISBN: 978-0-7636-8116-6 | September 2015 | Ages 3-7 | 80 Pages
“This book successfully celebrates the private, gleeful, imaginative world of toddlers.”—Kirkus Reviews
In this exuberant compilation, Michael Rosen invites children to joyfully celebrate sounds and the infinite possibilities of language. Nonsense verses with the feel of classic nursery rhymes tickle the ear and set feet tapping while expressive illustrations by Chris Riddell illuminate the larger-than-life characters. With subject matter that runs the gamut of a child’s emotional range from hungry and angry to wiggly and giggly, these thirty-six clever poems will delight little listeners.
By Ben Bailey Smith, illustrated by Sav Akyüz
ISBN: 978-0-7636-7743-5 | March 2016 | Ages 2-5 | 40 Pages
“The sheer force of Bear’s personality makes a distinct mark.”—Publishers Weekly
Bear fills his day with food, funny jokes, tricks on his friends — and an escape right off the page when they all chase him in pursuit! With jaunty rap-style rhyme, first-time children’s author Ben Bailey Smith joins debut illustrator Sav Akyuz for a picture book starring a lovable, slightly naughty bear whose antics will have young children smiling in solidarity.
by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells
ISBN: 978-0-7636-8766-3 | February 2016 | Ages 0-3 | 24 Pages
“Another installment of classic rhymes from an illustrator who has become synonymous with Mother Goose herself.”—School Library Journal
A selection of counting and number poems from Iona Opie’s classic Mother Goose nursery-rhyme compilations is gathered in a sturdy board book just right for babies to hold and love. Rosemary Wells’s gentle and cuddly creatures populate the pages, making the lap-reading experience as snuggly as it is educational.
By Skila Brown, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6543-2 | March 2016 | Ages 6-9 | 32 Pages
“A book that ought to leave many readers fascinated…by the diversity of sharks that exist beneath the waves.”—Publishers Weekly
From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Mysterious species such as the camouflaged wobbegong and the elusive frilled shark share the waters with better-known blue and nurse sharks, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar. Sneaky shark facts ripple through each spread to further inform the brave and curious young reader intrigued by the power — and danger — of these amazing creatures.
By Scott Nash
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6972-0 | April 2016 | Ages 5-8 | 40 Pages
« “A lighthearted and clever rendering of some classics young readers may be inclined to read later on.”—School Library Journal
Can’t stomach all of Frankenstein? Lacking the strength to read The Odyssey? Don’t have 1,001 nights to get through Scheherazade’s ordeal? Never fear, Shrunken Treasures are here! Nine of the world’s best-known stories and books have been reduced, like slowly simmered cherries, to tart and tasty mouthfuls. Lighthearted verse turns Moby-Dick into a simple nursery song. Outrageous color makes even gloomy Hamlet seem like fun. Riotous images transform Jane Eyre’s ordeal into a whirlwind adventure. The Metamorphosis, Remembrance of Things Past, Don Quixote, and others have all been delivered from dense duty to delightful ditty in Scott Nash’s collection of hallowed classics, featuring notes about the original texts at the end.
By Helen Frost, photography by Rick Lieder
ISBN: 978-0-7636-7642-1 | March 2016 | Ages 3-7 | 32 Pages
« “Another thrilling collaboration, showing children of all ages that even Earth’s littlest creatures long for connection.”—Kirkus Reviews
On a summer evening, just as the stars blink on, a firefly lands on a flower. Lights start to flash all around her — first one, then three, seven. Hundreds. Thousands. How will she find just one flash among them? And will he see her flash in return? In evocative photographs and lyrical language, Rick Lieder and Helen Frost, creators of the critically acclaimed Step Gently Out and Sweep Up the Sun, offer a true story of how two fireflies come together after finding each other’s light among thousands of others.
Lucky you, my loyal Hip Mama’s Place readers! One of you will win a set of all six (6) children’s books from Candlewick Press to help you and your children celebrate National Poetry Month – approximate value @ $95.00! Go enter and good luck!
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