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A Silly Symphony of Schooltime Rhymes

64 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Twenty-six poets from Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple to Charles Waters and Marilyn Singer cheer, wail and salute the classroom in this silly tribute to school.

Calculators and erasers, school buses and pop quizzes, recess and a school vacation countdown—nothing about the school day (or school year) is out of bounds in this poetry collection from today’s best children’s poets.

Backmatter includes explanations of poetry techniques used in the book with specific examples and additional poetry prompts and ideas.

The Poets

Micha Archer

Cate Berry

Cynthia Cotton

Audrey Day-Williams

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Matt Forrest Esenwine

David Griswold

Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs

Jarret Keene

Alethea Kontis

Jane Kurtz

Irene Latham

Lynn Marie

Linda Elovitz Marshall

Eileen Meyer

Diane Ochiltree

Casey Robinson

Michelle Schaub

Marilyn Singer

Ruth Spiro

Heidi E.Y. Stemple

C. M Surrisi

Ryan G. Van Cleave

Charles Waters

Kay Winters

Jane Yolen