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Engage in social studies, the arts, and movement while celebrating 150+ educational, inspiring, and sometimes wacky holidays in The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Celebrations! One unique feature of these Take 5! mini-lessons: each poem refers to a "picture book pairing," perfect for cross-genre studies. Also, all poems are presented both in English and Spanish!
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society.
With 200+ STEM poems,The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science (K-5 Teacher/Librarian Edition) will help introduce students to STEM vocabulary and concepts. As with our other Teacher/Librarian editions, we present a Take 5! mini-lesson with each poem; in this book, you'll find a science skill tied to the NGSS and state standards. Also available in a student edition containing 30 Bonus Poems, The Poetry of Science. NSTA Recommends.
"A bubbly and educational bilingual poetry anthology for children." —Kirkus
"If you are looking for Spanish language material to use with children in class or at home, you are going to love this book!... I guarantee you will find material to fit your curriculum." —Spanish Playground
An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society
Hooray for holidays! The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Celebrations features poems in English and Spanish by 115 poets for 150+ holidays and celebrations, including: Random Acts of Kindness Week, Children's Book Week, World Laughter Day, National Camping Month, International Literacy Day, Global Hand Washing Day, and more! It's available in a Teacher/Librarian Edition and a Children's Edition. Listen to a free audio sampler at SoundCloud featuring 35 poems read from the book by David Bowles & Friends in English and Spanish!
Poets include: Jack Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, Joyce Sidman, Margarita Engle, Marilyn Singer, Nikki Grimes, Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, Ibtisam Barakat, Uma Krishnaswami, Francisco X. Alarcón, Linda Sue Park, Jane Yolen, Kenn Nesbitt, Jorge Argueta, Grace Lin, Joseph Bruchac, Douglas Florian, Laura Purdie Salas, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, and 95 others.
Teacher/Librarian Edition: 371 pages 7” x 10” Retail price: $29.99
Children's Edition: 175 pages 8.5” x 11” Retail price: $19.99
"A treasury of the greatest science poetry for children ever written, with a twist—it can be used to ignite the spirit of students in a different, out of the box way." —NSTA Recommends
"Teachers who would like to include poetry in their science classrooms need look no further than this phenomenal book . . . This is a great reference book for teachers who are looking for non-traditional ways to engage students." —Reading Today (ILA)
NSTA Recommends and featured in a monthly column, "The Poetry of Science," in NSTA's Science and Children journal
With 200+ STEM poems, The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science (K-5 Teacher/Librarian Edition) will help you introduce a wide variety of concepts and vocabulary. As with our other Teacher/Librarian editions, this book presents a Take 5! mini-lesson with each poem that highlights a science skill tied to the NGSS and state science, technology, engineering, and math standards. NSTA Recommends.
308 pages 7” x 10” Retail price: $29.99
The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science was designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as the science standards of individual states; both the Teacher/Librarian Edition and The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science for Kids can be used nationally.
For Texas teachers, The TEKS Guide is a supplemental resource book consisting of charts that show connections to the Science TEKS, Technology TEKS, and Poetry TEKS at a glance; use it as a quick reference guide along with the Teacher/Librarian Edition.
109 pages 7" x 10" Retail price: $9.99
"It is the perfect hybrid of science with literacy; content with process . . . inquiry/critical thinking with pure fun!" —Dr. Christopher Weiler, Kutztown University
"A springboard to inquiry—these poems provoke and promote science conversation."
—Dr. Wendy Saul, University of Missouri - St. Louis
"Rooted in the National Framework, poems that reveal the wonders of our scientific world."
—Britt Bothe, Elementary science teacher, CT
This student edition, The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology® for Science for Kids, is arranged by topics instead of grade levels—and, in fact, has no reference to grade levels. The absence of grade level labels makes it student-friendly for all levels, including middle school and high school. Another reason to buy this Student Edition in addition to the Teacher/Librarian Edition: the Student Edition contains 30 additional Bonus Poems and detailed black-and-white drawings by Frank Ramspott. NSTA Recommends.
171 pages 8.5” x 11” Retail price: $19.99
Science Friday, the producer of the weekly radio show, has a great website—so we were honored when they asked us to collaborate with them in preparing a lesson on the topic of scientific inquiry. Enjoy!
Many districts have adopted our books, with curriculum directors buying a full set of our books for each school. We've heard wonderful stories about the PTO or principal buying copies for every teacher, too.
You won't know unless you ask—aim high! (And we'll keep our fingers crossed for you!!!)