Lit Lorie Loves - Poetry In Picture Books


A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart by Zetta Elliott 

Illustrations and easy-to-read text express a child's awareness of being filled with deep emotions, from joy to sorrow and anger to compassion, but above all, love. 


Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer 

When his neighbors give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy. 


Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire! By Jane O’Connor 

Fancy Nancy and her class learn about poetry and write their own poems to read on Family Day at school. 


Hear the Wind Blow by Doe Boyle 

Illustrations and rhyming text portray wind, from a kiss of air to a roiling hurricane, in thirteen verses that represent the categories of the Beaufort wind force scale. Includes facts about the Beaufort scale and glossary. 


Kiyoshi’s Walk by Mark Karlins 

Kiyoshi asks his grandfather, the wise poet Eto, where poems come from, and Eto takes him on a walk through the city to seek an answer. 


Once In A Blue Moon by Danielle Daniel 

“Inspired by the expression "once in a blue moon," Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road."-- Provided by publisher. 


Poem in My Pocket by Chris Tougas 

"In this fanciful tale depicting the difficulties of a writer's journey, a child is horrified to discover that all the words from a most carefully written poem have escaped through a ripped pocket. The young writer tries to capture all the escaped words, but they whirl and swirl in the wind -- mingling in mid-air to make fun puns and rhymes and comically mixing up with the signs and activities of a busy city street. Finally managing to gather all the words, the child tries to put the pieces of the poem back together, only for the wind to blow the words away once again. Tired and spent, and caught in a rainstorm, the despairing writer thinks all is lost ... only to discover that the whole arduous process has ended up with the poem growing into something even better than first imagined. The clouds part and the sunshine sun on a new creation: a Poet-Tree."-- Provided by publisher. 


Poetree by Shauna LaVoy 

A shy girl celebrates winter's end by writing a poem to a tree and is surprised when the tree writes back. 


Wake Up! By Helen Frost 

Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to explore all the baby animals who are born during spring.