All Oakland Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. All branch libraries, except Eastmont and Brookfield Branch, will also be closed Tuesday, May 29th
Tis the season…For poetry!
The library circulates poetry books all year long, but April, National Poetry Month, is their time to shine. Whether you’re looking for a traditional poem in picture book form to share with preschoolers, or a collection of silly rhymes for older kids, the library has you covered! Make a visit to the nonfiction section of your local branch – especially the 811.54s – to discover these and other wonderful poetry books for children:
All the World / written by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Creature Carnival / by Marilyn Singer; illustrations by Gris Grimly
The Dragons are Singing Tonight / written by Jack Prelutsky; pictures by Peter Sis
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices / written by Paul Fleischman; illustrated by Eric Beddows
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms / edited by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Chris Raschka
¡Muu, moo!: Rimas de Animales = Animal Nursery Rhymes / selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy; English versions by Rosalma Zubizarreta; illustrated by Viví Escrivá
My People / written by Langston Hughes; photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Step Gently Out / poem by Helen Frost; photographs by Rick Lieder
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature / written by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Beth Krommes
Where the Sidewalk Ends / by Shel Silverstein
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku / written by Lee Wardlaw; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin