Search Results: "Lee Bennett Hopkins"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LULLABY AND KISSES SWEET by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Young board-book listeners will be happy when their caregivers take Hopkins' advice: 'Read to me—then— / read to me / read to me / again and again.' (Board book. 1-3)"
In his first collection for toddlers, master anthologist Hopkins has organized 30 poems by over 20 poets in five sections: "Family," "Food," "Firsts," "Play," and "Bedtime." Read full book review >

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ALPHATHOUGHTS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Likely to be a popular choice for teachers to use in the classroom. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Hopkins paves the way for children to think about the alphabet (and perhaps poetry as well), by offering one word for each letter and then a short, non-rhyming poem of definition that includes at least one more word also beginning with the letter. 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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AMAZING PLACES by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Amazing, indeed: American readers will come away both proud of what the country has to offer and eager to visit the sites in person. (Poetry. 6-11)"
This companion to Amazing Faces (2015) is a tribute to United States landmarks and adds illustrator Hale as a collaborator. Read full book review >

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HEAR MY PRAYER by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Several prayers are difficult to read because they are printed within illustrations on dark backgrounds of night skies, but overall it is a sweet collection. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
Hopkins, one of the best-known anthologists of children's poetry, has selected 13 short prayers for this collection, including two of his own. Read full book review >

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INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Both an easy introduction to nonfiction for young children and a fund of interesting trivia for older readers. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
This compendium of small poems about common inventions will entertain and inform a wide span of age groups, either as a read-aloud, read-together or read-alone. 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 >