April is National Poetry Month! Here are some additions to the Cedar Mill Library collection- Enjoy!

The Dictionary of Dads: Poems by Justin Coe: There are more than fifty different dads in The Dictionary of Dads.  Find your favorite – but watch out for Exploding Dad! This is a brilliant and funny debut collection from a poet who performs his work in schools and theatres across the Great Britain, with funny illustrations by Steve Wells.

Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs by J.Patrick Lewis: The crew who brought us Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs is back with a new poetry collection and this time they travel through prehistory to eulogize long extinct creatures from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. Enjoy this fresh, humorous, yet factual,  take when your kid asks for those dinosaur books!

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: A Poem by Maya Angelou: This 25th anniversary edition has childlike paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, which makes it an enjoyable read-aloud. Maya Angelou’s brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, whether it’s panthers in the park or the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.

Also check out these classics:

Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein By Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin

The Cat in the Hat By Dr. Seuss