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Keyword: poetry

The New Kid on the Block

Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
Stevenson, James (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 160 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Figurative language, humour, illustrations (black and white), poetry, poetry (collections), rhymes
 
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The Raven

Poe, Edgar Allan (Author)
Price, Ryan (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2006. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, first-person narration, grief, guilt, horror, illustrations (monochrome), mental health, missing persons, poetry, tragedy, unreliable narrator, violence
 
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Cat Talk

MacLachlan, Patricia (Author)
Charest, Emily MacLachlan (Author)
Moser, Barry (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, first-person narration, free verse, illustrations (watercolours), poetry, poetry (collections), point of view
 
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Santa Clauses: Short Poems From the North Pole

Raczka, Bob (Author)
Groenink, Chuck (Illustrator)
Lerner 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Calendars, Christmas, haiku, poetry, poetry (collections), Santa Claus, winter
 
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From Ben Loman to the Sea

Woolaver, Lance (Author)
Lewis, Maud (Illustrator)
Nimbus 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canadian art, community, growing up, Nova Scotia, poetry
 
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Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

Heppermann, Christine (Author)
HarperCollins 2014. 114 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Beauty myth, body image, fairy tale adaptations, fairy tales, feminism, gender roles, identity, metafiction, multimodal, poetry, power, self-esteem
 
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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

Singer, Marilyn (Author)
Masse, Josée (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Fairy tales, multiple voices, perspectives, poetry, reverse order, wordplay
 
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The Lady of Shalott

Tennyson, Alfred (Author)
Côté, Geneviève (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2009. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arthurian legend, Camelot, death, fate, Lady of Shalott, lyric poetry, mental health, poetry
 
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Old MacDonald Had Her Farm

Lawson, JonArno (Author)
Holdcroft, Tina (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Farm animals, farms, onomatopoeias, poetry, rhymes, tongue twisters, wordplay
 
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The Boy Who Loved Words

Schotter, Roni (Author)
Potter, Giselle (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2006. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Collecting, figurative language, individuality, journeys, loneliness, poetry, vocabulary, wordplay
 
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A Pizza the Size of the Sun

Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
Stevenson, James (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 160 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Humour, illustrations (black and white), poetry, poetry (collections), rhymes
 
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Red Sings From Treetops: A Year in Colors

Sidman, Joyce (Author)
Zagarenski, Pamela (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Colours, illustrations (collage), life cycles, metaphors, poetry, seasons
 
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I’m in Charge of Celebrations

Baylor, Byrd (Author)
Parnall, Peter (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 1995. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Celebrations, deserts, imagination, nature, poetry
 
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My Letter to the World and Other Poems

Dickinson, Emily (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Death, hope, imagery, love, poetry, poetry (collections)
 
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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

Newman, Lesléa (Author)
Candlewick Press 2012. 112 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Discrimination, diversity, LGBTQ, novels in verse, poetry, point of view, social justice, violence
 
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Casey at the Bat

Thayer, Ernest L. (Author)
Morse, Joe (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Baseball, city life, community, diversity, heroes, overconfidence, poetry, sports, street life
 
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Enormous Smallness: A Story of e.e. cummings

Burgess, Matthew (Author)
Di Giacomo, Kris (Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books 2015. 60 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: E.E. Cummings, free verse, narrative non-fiction, occupations, poetry, wordplay, words, writers
 
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

Orgill, Roxane (Author)
Vallejo, Francis (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2016. 56 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Community, diversity, jazz, musicians, New York City, photography, poetry
 
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Bubblegum Delicious

Lee, Dennis (Author)
McPhail, David (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Animals, everyday life, poetry, rhymes, stories in rhyme
 
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The Spider and the Fly

Howitt, Mary (Author)
DiTerlizzi, Terry (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Flies, illustrations (monochrome), morals, poetry, predators, spiders, stories in rhyme, tricks
 
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Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost

Bober, Natalie S. (Author)
Gibbon, Rebecca (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Families, narrative non-fiction, occupations, poetry, Robert Frost, writers, writing
 
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Just So Stories: Volume 1

Kipling, Rudyard (Author)
Wallace, Ian (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2013. 88 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Animals, fables, poetry, pourquoi tales, short stories
 
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Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes

Bosak, Susan V. (Author)
TCP Press 2004. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dreams, first-person narration, inspiration, multiple illustrators, poetry, quotations
 
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I and I: Bob Marley

Medina, Tony (Author)
Watson, Jesse Joshua (Illustrator)
Lee & Low Books 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Bob Marley, Caribbean, Jamaica, musicians, poetry, racism
 
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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement Clarke (Author)
Reid, Barbara (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, illustrations (plasticine), mice, poetry, Santa Claus, stories in rhyme
 
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Remembering John McCrae

Granfield, Linda (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2011. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian history, In Flanders Fields, John McCrae, poetry, Remembrance Day, war, World War I
 
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Numeralia

Luján, Jorge (Author)
Isol (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Counting, figurative language, mathematics, numbers, poetry
 
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Dream Boats

Bar-el, Dan (Author)
Wakelin, Kristi Anne (Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2013. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Around the world, boats, dreams, folktales, poetry
 
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The Owl and the Pussycat

Lear, Edward (Author)
Jorisch, Stéphane (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2007. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, differences, friendship, journeys, love, nonsense verses, owls, poetry, stories in verse
 
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Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters

DiPucchio, Kelly (Author)
Grimly, Gris (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Humour, monsters, parody, poetry, rhymes, songs, wordplay
 
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Night Sky Wheel Ride

Fitch, Sheree (Author)
Yayo (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Ferris wheels, night, onomatopoeias, parent-child relationships, poetry, stories in verse
 
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Mammalabilia: Poems and Paintings

Florian, Douglas (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Alternate spellings, animals, mammals, poetry, wordplay
 
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Once I Ate a Pie

MacLachlan, Patricia (Author)
Charest, Emily MacLachlan (Author)
Schneider, Katy (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Dogs, humour, pets, poetry, point of view
 
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Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme

Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
So, Meilo (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2009. 23 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Anthologies, creative writing, illustrations (watercolours), instructions, poetry
 
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Scranimals

Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
Sís, Peter (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Adventure, imaginary creatures, imaginary world, imagination, nonsense words, poetry, stories in rhyme
 
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Bananas in my Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles, and Rhymes

Rosen, Michael (Author)
Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 79 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Humour, nonsense verses, poetry, rhymes, riddles
 
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The Cremation of Sam McGee

Service, Robert (Author)
Harrison, Ted (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic, death, Northern Lights, poetry, stories in rhyme, tall tales, Yukon
 
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And Red Galoshes: A Story About a Rainy Day

Millard, Glenda (Author)
Bentley, Jonathan (Illustrator)
Hardie Grant Egmont 2011. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Clothing, everyday life, imagination, poetry, recurrent language, red (colour), weather
 
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All the World

Scanlon, Liz Garton (Author)
Frazee, Marla (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2009. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, everyday life, poetry, recurrent patterns, stories in rhyme
 
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In the Land of Milk and Honey

Thomas, Joyce Carol (Author)
Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, families, hope, moving (household), poetry, trains, travel
 
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Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?

Bar-el, Dan (Author)
Maté, Rae (Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, nursery rhymes, poetry, retelling, stories in rhyme, travel
 
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Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Animalia

Base, Graeme (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1996. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Absurd, alliteration, alphabet, interesting illustrations, poetry, seek-and-find book, tongue twisters
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
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4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
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4
5