Book List in Order:44 titles

  • A new collection from the celebrated first Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems! Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, a...


  • This lavishly illustrated collection of twenty lullabies and cradle songs by the nationally bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky is a perfect gift for the new baby in the family. Jack Prelutsky, a recording artist and the first children's poet laureat...


  • Sixteen extraordinary imagined creatures inhabit the pages of this unique, inspired, humorous picture book ideal for sharing together, and for reading again and again. Jack Prelutsky reinvents many familiar and beloved animals by combining inanimate ...


  • Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating. Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry f...


  • The wizard, watchful, waits alone within his tower of cold gray stone and ponders in his wicked way what evil deeds he'll do this day.What do you think the wizard is planning to do? Conjure a magic spell? Turn a frog into a flea? Fill a cauldron with...


  • A great way to introduce children to classical music. America’s first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books ...


  • It's time for turkey! The parade is about to start. The pumpkin pie is in the oven. The whole family is gathered around the table. And everybody wants to pull the wishbone! From Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky comes a scrumptious helping of t...


  • Have you ever encountered an underwater marching band, a pig in a bathing suit, a pet orangutan, or a witch in a hardware store? Have you ever sat with a skunk in a courtroom, shopped for a dinosaur, or conversed with a Bupple, a Wosstrus, a Violinne...


  • I am the only ME I AM who qualifies as me; no ME I AM has been before, and none will ever be.Three very different children reveal their individual personalities in a series of visual mini-adventures. Readers meet a mischievous tomboy who would rather...






  • Twenty-eight rollicking rhymes from the undisputed master of hilarious verse for children, Jack Prelutsky, are matched with enchanting illustrations by Petra Mathers in this uproarious poetry collection. In this collection there are tongue-twisting...



  • We're sailing toScranimal Island,It doesn't appear onmost maps....Scranimal Islandis where you will findthe fragrant RHINOCEROSE,the cunning BROCCOLIONS.And if you are really, really luckyand very, very quiet,you will spotthe gentle, shy PANDAFFODIL....


  • We're sailing toScranimal Island,It doesn't appear on most maps....Scranimal Island is where you will find the fragrant RHINOCEROSE,the cunning BROCCOLIONS.And if you are really, really lucky and very, very quiet,you will spot the gentle, shy PANDAFF...



  • The master of mischievous rhyme, Jack Prelutsky, and his partner in crime, James Stevenson, have whipped up a storm of more than one hundred hilarious poems and zany drawings. Grab your umbrella—and make sure it's a big one!It's raining pigs and no...


  • Started by Dr. Seuss, finished by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality starring unsinkable teacher Miss Bonkers and the quirky Diffendoofer School (which must prove it has taught...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Young children join a fantastical journey from Saskatoon to New York on the wings of a purple pelican with Cincinnati Patty, Buntington Bunny, and other colorful characters, in a delightful anthology of poetry....


  • Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever the...


  • It's Christmas! Merry Christmas! Here are twelve funny, silly, sweet, and very merry poems to celebrate the season. ...


  • Sixteen rollicking nonsense poems characterized by flawless and contagiously recitable meter, sharp, economical characterization, and punch lines that punch....This is an ebullient, thoroughly successful book.—School Library Journal....


  • Once They All Believed In DragonsOnce they all believed in dragonsWhen the world was fresh and young,We were woven into legends,Tales were told and songs were sung,We were treated with obeisance,We were honored, we were feared, Then one day they stop...


  • When the author of The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here turns his attention to prehistoric life, the result is dinosaur dynamite. Meet ankylosaurus ("built like a tank")Meet brachiosaurus("who had little to do/ but stand with it's...


  • "In a companion volume to Nightmares, poet and artist again collaborate to elicit feelings of exquisite terror."--Horn Book. "Prelutsky's rhymes are as lethal, lithe, and literate as ever, and Lobel wrings every atmospheric ounce out of them."--Schoo...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents twelve haunting poems--each describes a different nightmarish creature--including the Mummy, the Zombie, the Sorceress, the Banshee, and the Abominable Snowman...


  • "In an intriguing combination of fact with rollicking rhyme schemes and full-page portraits, the dinosaurs are rejuvenated once again to amuse and amaze their devoted fans....These poems are readable, quotable, and unforgettable....A wonderful book t...


  • Illus. in full color. "These nonsense verses combine the domestic and the gross, deadpan and slapstick, with a lilting rhythm and satisfying rhyme. The poets are well-known contemporaries including Prelutsky, Silverstein, Kuskin, Lobel, Viorst, and m...


  • From the puppies in Philadelphia to the piglets in Wichita, west to the Great Salt Lake (where the big green frog lives), and south to the Mardi Gras celebration -- here are poems and pictures for everyone to love. Ride a Purple Pelican confirmed Jac...









  • First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket. In his introduction to this book Jim Trelease, bestselling author of The Read-Aloud...


  • It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about f...



  • Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you s...


  • It's winter!The trees are bare, the days are short, and the first sparkling snowflakes are falling from the sky.Master of rhyme Jack Prelutsky creates a flurry of winter verse, just right for ushering in the season of ice and snow. Lively, warmth-fil...




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    This book of February fun Is filled with love for everyone. For here are valentines to share With everybody, everywhere....






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    So put on your pith helmet and prepare to explore a wilderness of puns and rhymes where birds, beasts, vegetables, and flowers have been mysteriously scrambled together to create creatures you've never seen before -- and are unlikely to meet again! Y...


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