The Random House Book of Poetry for Children : A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children : A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child


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ISBN-13: 9780394850108
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1983
Series: Random House Book of... Series
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 90,440
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

JACK PRELUTSKY, long considered the unofficial poet laureate of elementary school kids, was officially names the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than forty books of verse, ranging from his big collectionsof more than one hundred verses each–such as The New Kid on the Block and It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles–to his delightful picture book collections such as: Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Honor Book. In addition to The Random House Books of Poetry for Children, he has also compiled The 20th- Century Children’s Poetry Treasury, The Beauty of the Beast, Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, and eight other award-winning anthologies. He was born in the Bronx, has traveled to all fifty states to promote poetry, and now lives in Seattle with his wife, Carolyn.

ARNOLD LOBEL began his career in children’s books in 1961 and illustrated over seventy books, some of which he also wrote. He received the Caldecott Medal for Fables in 1981 and a Caldecott Honor in 1971 for Frog and Toad Are Friends. It’s sequel, Frog and Toad Together, was an 1973 Newberry Honor Book. His last major project before his death in 1987 was The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (originally published as The Random House Book of Mother Goose). He is widely considered one of the greatest children’s book illustrators of the twentieth century.

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Random House Book of Poetry for Children 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used this book for 24 years of my teaching career, reading poetry,and studying with my students. It's great for different occasions of the year, and the kids really enjoy it. Remember poetry must be read aloud to truly appreciate it. This book is great for that, in the classroom, or at home with your own children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a good book made up of different poems and one of my favorite ones is titled John tom and James. A lot of the poems are realy funny and the best ones to me start on page 107
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This anthology basically covers the best children's poetry of all time (except for late 80s-90s poems). They have poems in here such as Mother Goose and Lewis Carroll.. All of our favorite poems that we remembered as young children. I loved that fact how it all came together into one book!
caltstatt on LibraryThing 3 days ago
There are many wonderful poems in this book and many different types of poems. A teacher could use this book to entertain young children or help teach older children about the different types of poems. Also, there is a poem for about any subject and a teacher could read the poem that coincides with the lesson just to reinterate the meaning of the lesson.
sriches on LibraryThing 3 days ago
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children was recognized upon its publication in 1983 as an invaluable collection--a modern classic--and it has not since been surpassed. Five hundred poems, selected by poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky, are divided into broad subject areas such as nature, seasons, living things, children, and home. The poems of Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, and Gwendolyn Brooks populate the book's pages, while Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, and Shel Silverstein ensure that the collection delights even the most reluctant readers of rhyme. Playground chants, anonymous rhymes, scary poems, silly verse, and even some sad strains are carefully indexed by title, author, first line, and subject. With illustrations of cheerful, round-faced children and animals on every page, Arnold Lobel (a Caldecott medalist and creator of the Frog and Toad series) unifies the diverse poems to form a satisfying whole; Lobel can draw anything and make it funny--or poignant, if he chooses. This collection, one of the most varied and complete around, will carry any budding poetry lover through childhood and beyond. (Ages 5 to 11.)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great and many people should read it