Life and Times of Benny Alvarez, by Peter Johnson

Summary:  As his English teacher focuses on poetry during the month of October, Benny faces down the smartest girl at school while also navigating his friendships and a difficult family life after his grandfather’s multiple strokes.

Harper

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Hope is a Ferris Wheel, by Robin Herrera

Hope is a Ferris WheelSummary:  After moving from Oregon to a trailer park in California, ten-year-old Star participates in a poetry club, where she learns some important lessons about herself and her own hopes and dreams for the future.

Amulet

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Outside the Box, by Karma Wilson

Outside the BoxSummary:  This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary.

McElderry

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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles, by Douglas Florian

Poem DepotSummary:  An illustrated collection of silly nonsense poems about topics kids care about: talents, avoiding homework, friends and more.

Dial

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Rutherford B Who Was He? by Marilyn Singer

Rutherford B who was heSummary:  Presents rhymes about presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Disney Hyperion

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Open Mic Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices, by Mitali Perkins

Open MicSummary:   Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

Candlewick

The Candy Smash, by Jacqueline Davies

Candy SmashThe Lemonade War series
Summary:  Jessie and Evan are at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets. Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes.

HoughtonMifflin

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