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April Fools Day Edition: National Poetry Month

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! What better book to release on April Fools Day than a picture book titled Funny Farm. It’s an entertaining book containing a giggle on every page by Mark Teague’s personified animals. Check out my review here.

Besides a day for pranksters, what else does April have in store for the book world. If you live in the US or Canada,  April 1st marks the start of National Poetry Month. Since 1996 publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets come together during National Poetry Month to celebrate poetry. To find out how you can participate during National Poetry Month take a look at poets.org.

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Here is a brief look at my to-be-read poetry and rhyming books that I have been saving up for National Poetry Month (I’ll be sure to post reviews of my favorites from this list):

Ivy in Bloom: The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets & Writers from the Past Ivy in Bloom

by Vanita Oelschlager

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Vanitabooks (April 1, 2009)

Life is Good and Other Reasons for Rhyme Life is Good and Other Reasons for Rhyme

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 36 pages

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (March 5, 2008)

Dinosaurumpus! Dinosaurumpus!

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (March 1, 2009)

Going, Going, Gone!: And Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs Going Going Gone!

Reading level:
Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (February 24, 2009)

Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures Birds of a Feather

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Vanitabooks (April 1, 2009)

Farmer Joe And The Music Show Farmer Joe and the Music Show

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Orchard Books (April 15, 2009)

Come to the Castle!: A Visit to a Castle in Thirteenth-Century England Come to the Castle

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Flash Point (April 14, 2009)

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