Manistee County Library brings poetry events, titles on offer

Feed your soul with poetry during National Poetry Month.

The Manistee County Library is offering many ways to celebrate this month. In addition to reading poetry, opportunities will be available throughout the month to create your own poems. Check out our newsletter which is available at all locations, on our website, manisteelibrary.org, or find us on Facebook. The following is a sampling of the poetry books available for check out.

“Boom! bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices” by Georgia Heard is designed to be read aloud. Children will be endlessly entertained making noises as they learn about a variety of animals.

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● Hear from all the characters and more in the re-telling of many favorite fairy-tales. “Grumbles From the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices With a Twist” by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich is written in free-verse poetry form and will delight children with its magic.


● “Boom! bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices” by Georgia Heard is designed to be read aloud. Children will be endlessly entertained making noises as they learn about a variety of animals.

● “Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe” written by Poe introduces younger children to the ghoulish and spooky writings of a master storyteller. Including a short biography, several poems, and excerpts from his stories about him, kids who enjoy RL Stine’s Fear Street series will also enjoy this book.

● Encourage children to express themselves with “How to Write a Poem” by Ceclia Minden and Kate Roth. Written for beginners, this book includes an introduction to poetry, various styles, and prompts to get a young writer started.

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