Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Welcome, Precious

Friday, January 30th, 2009
by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Grimes poetic salutation to a newborn child instantly seizes the reader with its universal resonance. Collier’s vibrant illustrations add to the feeling of bounty and joy a new mother and father feel in introducing their child to the wonder and beauty of the world. Recommended for ages 0-3.

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
by Robert Louise Stevenson, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
This classic collection of poems are lovingly illustrated by the renowned Tasha Tudor. Stevenson has a way of putting into words life as experienced by a child. They’re a delight to read aloud or silently on your own. Recommended for ages 4-8.