Juvenile Poetry Available from the National Library Service
National Poetry Month Reading List - (in Braille)
To request any of these titles, registered borrowers may contact the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library by e-mail, mail, or phone: (518) 474-5935 and (800) 342-3688. Happy Reading!
Book Number: BR 16011
Author: Greenfield, Eloise.
Title: In the land of words [braille] : new and selected poems / by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
Annotation: Introduction to poetry for preschoolers and beginning readers. Among twenty-one poems are "New Baby Poem," "Making Friends," and "Nathaniel's Rap." PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2004.
Book Number: BR 15321
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Title: The dream keeper and other poems [braille] / Langston Hughes.
Annotation: Collection of sixty-six poems chosen by the author for young readers. Selections include lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the African American experience. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1932.
Book Number: BR 14346
Title: Poetry by heart [braille] : a child's book of poems to remember
/ compiled by Liz Attenborough; foreword by Andrew Motion.
Annotation: More than one hundred poems worth learning "by heart" to keep forever. Poets include such old favorites as
William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Emily Dickinson, as well as popular moderns Roald Dahl, Judith Viorst, Mary Ann Hoberman, and Jack Prelutsky. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2001.
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Book Number: BR 14035
Author: Prelutsky, Jack.
Title: The frogs wore red suspenders [braille] / rhymes by Jack Prelutsky
; pictures by Petra Mathers.
Annotation: A collection of rhyming poems about places in the UnitedStates--"In the Heart of South Dakota," Atlanta, "In Indianapolis," Texas--and animals, often doing unusual things, like "Seven snails and seven snakes/ swam around the five Great Lakes." PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2002.
Book Number: BR 14398
Author: Testa, Maria.
Title: Becoming Joe DiMaggio [braille] / Maria Testat.
Annotation: Narrative poem tells the story of an Italian grandfather and his American grandson who listen to the New York Yankees baseball games on the radio. Uncontracted braille. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2002.
Book Number: BR 14014
Title: Dirty laundry pile [braille] : poems in different voices / selected by Paul B. Janeczko.
Annotation: A washing machine, a broom, kites, cats, and other animalsand objects express themselves in this collection of poems. The "Dirty Laundry Pile" explains why it can only be ignored for a little while. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2001