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April Newsletter

Poetry Books

Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures

Kwame Alexander ; photographs by Joel Sartore.

"A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world.

Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets

Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

Text and illustrations present twenty poems that look at well-known poets from around the world.

The Crossover The Crossover Series, Book 1

(Series: The Crossover)

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.