“2012 Poetry Beehive Award Nominees” in kids-books

“2012 Poetry Beehive Award Nominees”

Curious Creatures

by: Barry Louis Polisar

A humorously illustrated collection of funny and thought-provoking poems about animals.

The Dancing Pancake

by: Eileen Spinelli

Eleven-year-old Belinda "Bindi" Winkler and her family find their way through tough times with the love and support of the community that grows around their newly opened restaurant, "The Dancing Pancake."

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love

by: Pat Mora

"...an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart's desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these grac

In the Wild

by: David Elliott

A woodcut-illustrated collection of poems that celebrates wild animals.

Scarum Fair

by: Jessica Swaim

Poems that mix familiar sights and sounds of the fair with creepy, ghoulish, and gorgeous illustrations and funny rhymes.