Search Results: "Lee Bennett Hopkins"


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JUMPING OFF LIBRARY SHELVES by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The final stanza of Cynthia S. Cotten's 'My Card' says it all: 'My library card / unlocks the world / and more / with a single / scan.' Amen. (Picture book/poetry5-12)"
The title of this book of 15 poems will immediately grab the attention of teachers and librarians. Read full book review >

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FULL MOON AND STAR by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Perfect for budding thespians, this book in three acts would make an excellent springboard for classroom explorations of drama. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two young friends separately discover playwriting and then realize the benefits of cooperation. Read full book review >

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GOT GEOGRAPHY! by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Still, browsing armchair travelers may be inspired to grab their compasses and boldly go. (Poetry. 8-12)"
"If I were the equator / I would have an attitude. / I'd boast the most about my no degrees of latitude," writes Kathryn Madeline Allen in the third poem in Hopkins's collection of 16 geography-related verses. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Like Eloise Greenfield's similarly themed In the Land of Words (2003), this will draw plenty of readers and listeners with its bright colors, and bright words. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Fifteen poets, from Emily Dickinson to Karla Kuskin, celebrate the pleasures of communicating, while Barbour underscores those pleasures with dazzling, sometimes kaleidoscopic scenes of open books and stylized, often unusually colored human or animal figures. Read full book review >

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MANGER by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A lovely collection for those who wish to emphasize the Christian nature of the holiday, worth savoring slowly during the Christmas season. (Poetry/religion. 6-8)"
The eminent anthologist of children's poetry has gathered together 15 poems from many sources, all centered around the theme of animals that might have been present on the night of the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >

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CITY I LOVE by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Endpaper maps identify the cities depicted, though a key to assist untraveled children in the game is absent. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
In 18 very short poems, Hopkins returns to one of his favorite subjects, adopting a child's voice (or once a mother pigeon's) to express deep affection for city life, sights, buildings, noises, subways, entertainments and seasons. Read full book review >

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AMERICA AT WAR by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"A worthy but flawed effort. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Some 55 poems memorialize America's wars from the Revolutionary War through the Iraq War, touching on both bravery and sacrifice, emphasizing, according to anthologist Hopkins's introduction, "the emotional impact." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"There is much to share in this splendid volume—a must-have for every collection. (Poetry/nonfiction. 7-12)"
The latest offering from distinguished poet and anthologist Hopkins celebrates each day of the year in a glorious mélange of facts, quotes, and poetry from the best poets, new and old. Read full book review >

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HOME TO ME by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A lovely work. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Hopkins and Alcorn (Hoofbeats, Claws, and Rippled Fins, p. 46, etc.) repeat their successful collaboration with a new themed collection. Read full book review >

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HOOFBEATS, CLAWS & RIPPLED FINS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"However, teachers will appreciate this fine work for its wide variety of poetic formats and the thought-provoking nature of the poems themselves, and with a helpful introduction by an adult, both art and poetry will find success with kids. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Hopkins, the preeminent and prolific anthologist of children's poetry, teams up again with Alcorn for their second thematic collection (My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, 2000). Read full book review >