Friday Book Favorites – Poems as Books

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou wasn’t afraid of things that life put in front of her. Paired with Jean-Michel Basquait’s unique, bold illustrations, in this poem fear is defeated by courage and confidence.


All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

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A Caldecott Honor winner, this lyrical, rhyming poem conveys the wonders of our world. From sunny beach days to rainy nights by a fire, moments of joy, compassion, and love are shared among family and friends. Marla Frazee’s illustrations invite you to pore over each page and discover details that illuminate the meaning of the poem. “Hope and peace and love and trust; All the world is all of us.”


Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood

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A rhythmic poem depicting a child’s perspective on his family’s move from a beloved home. Moving day is filled with big, complicated emotions, but comfort is found when the move is finally over and new friendships and adventures are discovered.

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