Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Jumping Off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  Jumping Off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems.  Boyd's Mills/Word Song  2015  30p  $16.95  ISBN 978-1-59078-924-7 pre K-elem  Poetry      VG   

This beautifully illustrated book contains fifteen poems about the joys of reading and libraries through the eyes of a child. “My Card” by Cynthia S. Cotten explores the power of the simple looking library card. In “Enchantment” by Jane Yolen the subject is excited about picking out books “all by myself”. In “Librarian”, Joan Bransfield Graham wonders how the librarian is so skilled at matching readers to books. Other poems cover the wonder of poetry, reading with a favorite pet, and the library after hours. A lovely addition to a poetry collection.

**The intended
readership for this book is too young to be included on the TriState Review Books of Note list.

Summary: Poems about the joys of reading and libraries.    

Poetry, Libraries-Poems                         --Stephanie Pennucci

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