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I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Francesco Marciuliano

Chronicle Books, 2012

Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of housecats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans. With titles like "Who Is That on Your Lap?," "This Is My Chair," "Kneel Before Me," ...
  
  











  



  
Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2014

Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages, Uncle John’s Canoramic Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us. It’s overflowing with everything that BRI fans have come to expect from this bestselling trivia series: fascinating history, silly science, and obscure origins, plus fads, blunders, wordplay, quotes, and a few surprises (such as some of the "creative" methods people have used to pay off their alimony). And yes, ...
  
  











  



  
Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
Tyler Knott Gregson

Perigee Trade, 2014

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now ...
  
  











  



  
The Night Before Christmas hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times bestseller

Applesauce Press, 2011

Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover. Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. ...
  
  











  



  
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1986

With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of "senior citizen." Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless ...
  
  











  



  
Blue Horses: Poems
Mary Oliver

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.   Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the ...
  
  











  



  
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss

Beginner Books/Random House, 1988

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! , his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and ...
  
  











  



  
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart

Delacorte Press, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents ."-- Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten ."--Parade.com "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." - John Green, #1 New York Times ...
  
  











  



  
Happy Birthday to You!
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1959

"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! " Since 1959, Happy Birthday to You! —Dr. Seuss’s joyous ode to individuality—has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord’s back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian ...
  
  











  



  
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 2014

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer . . . Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant ...
  
  











  



  
Falling Up
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 2006

Millie McDeevit screamed a scream So loud it made her eyebrows steam. She screamed so loud Her jawbone broke, Her tongue caught fire, Her nostrils smoked... Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic . Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the ...
  
  











  



  
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1996

Hears an introduction for babies to the wonderful mishmash world of sounds. Listen to the cow's moo, the frying eggs' sizzle, and the thunder's boom boom boom. There are plenty of noises for everyone!  
  
  











  



  
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1996

With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.  
  
  











  



  
The Lyrics: Since 1962
Bob Dylan

Simon & Schuster, 2014

A major publishing event—a beautiful, comprehensive collection of the lyrics of Bob Dylan with artwork from thirty-three albums, edited and with an introduction by Christopher Ricks. As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on “Like a Rolling Stone”), “Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.” Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, ...
  
  











  



  
The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore

HarperCollins, 2011

This New York Times bestseller is a holiday treat! It is the night before Christmas . . . in a house so cozy and colorful that only the beloved Mary Engelbreit could have created it. Not a creature is stirring. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . . For this merry holiday celebration, every page is filled with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. A bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a jolly, bespectacled ...
  
  











  



  
Beautiful Chaos
Robert M. Drake

lulu.com, 2014

Chaos is not pretty. It's like feeling a hundred things. Hearing a hundred voices, and somewhere in the riot we tend to lose ourselves. And as we depart reality we find the truth. This book is the truth, it's everything we've been feeling for so long.
  
  











  



  
The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)
Clement Clarke Moore

Golden Books, 2011

This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas , was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern's artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today's kids!
  
  











  



  
I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
Margaret Wise Brown

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999

Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs., I like Bugs!, , A rhyming ode to insects, penned by none other then Margaret Wise Brown. This poem was originally published in The Friendly Book., , Mile 1 books entice brand-new readers with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. The type is big, the words are easy, and the art is bright and bold.
  
  











  



  
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Austin Kleon

Workman Publishing Company, 2012

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side. When Mr. Kleon was asked to address ...
  
  











  



  
A Light in the Attic Special Edition
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 2009

Last night, while I lay thinking here, Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I flunk that test? Whatif green hair grows on my chest? Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me? . . . Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo With an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk ...
  
  











  








   



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