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Ok. I know this is a boringly general topic...and we've probably discussed this somewhere before...BUT

Who are your favorite children's poets? I want to stretch my boundaries, read beyond what I've read before.

Some of  my favorites are:

Jack Prelutsky--cause I've tried and tried to be that silly and I'm not there yet
Mary Ann Hoberman

Oh and a million others but I want to know what you've got to say.
Kristy
#1 - November 15, 2004, 01:10 PM
A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT (Philomel)
ME WITH YOU -- (Philomel)
MINI-RACER -- (Bloomsbury)
SURFER CHICK -- (Abrams)
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Shell Silverstein

Ruth Heller

Dr Suess - especially The Lorax
#2 - November 15, 2004, 04:09 PM

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I love Jamberry by Bruce Degen (mostly he illustrates though)
#3 - November 15, 2004, 05:39 PM

WG

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I just read Charlotte Pomerantz's  "Piggy in the Puddle" & it is so much fun! Rhyming pb, though she writes prose stories as well.
#4 - December 07, 2004, 05:24 PM

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The list is long but for starters: Barbara Juster Esbensen, Nancy Willard, Mary Ann Hoberman, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Janet Wong.. there's more but the Board seems to be eating my posts. Here honey, are you hungry?  :cuccoan: :cake: :EmoticonLickIceCream:


-Pamela :paper:
#5 - December 08, 2004, 02:03 AM

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I ADORE Ogden Nash -- as do my children, who love the 2 Custard the Dragon PBs.  Way cute!

Now I'm off to the library to check out several of the recommendations . . .
#6 - December 08, 2004, 10:44 AM

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Much good stuff already mentioned. 
I'll add Peter and Iona Opie!!
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#7 - December 08, 2004, 11:27 AM
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#8 - December 08, 2004, 11:50 PM

WG

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Forgot to mention Jeanne Steig's "Alpha Beta Chowder."
#9 - December 09, 2004, 03:04 PM

christrics

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Ditto on Mr. Silverstein,...Hoberman...Pomerantz and to add a couple Lisa Wheeler, Rhonda Gowler Green and my newest addition, Kelly DiPucchio (I'm biased! She's my mentor, but she's great at humor and meter!)
And a hundred more, as well!  :books: - Christine -
#10 - December 09, 2004, 04:28 PM

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I loved Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairy poems when I was a kid. 
#11 - December 10, 2004, 09:48 AM

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A few of my favorite children's poets - Lee Bennett Hopkins, Valerie Worth (All the Small Poems), James Stevenson, Nikki Giovanni, Douglas Florian and Cindy Rylant, to name just a few.   S. Michel
#12 - June 22, 2005, 04:47 PM

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I still have to revert back to "The Swing" by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Always my favorite.
#13 - June 23, 2005, 06:36 AM

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Another great one is Karla Kuskin.
Vijaya
#14 - June 23, 2005, 08:00 AM
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