What is home? Revel in the ineffable sense of belonging in anthologist Paul B. Janeczko's diverse selection of poems with sure appeal for children.
Home is shoes tucked under the bed while you sleep, or fancy-dancying at the neighborhood block party. It's buttermilk biscuits and gospel music at the church picnic. It's traffic lights and parked cars; rooftop views as far as you can see; ice cream trucks and yellow boots; sharing breakfast cereal and boiled eggs with your brothers; or running through sprinklers with water on your lips, dripping from eyelashes like fat raindrops. Whether we hang our hats in a walk-up apartment in the city, a farmhouse in the country, or any place in between, the poems in this collection celebrate the places where we live: our homes, our streets, our towns. Gathered by eminent poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko, these thirty-four inviting verses are paired with light-filled illustrations by Hyewon Yum evoking the warm details of daily life.
Francisco X. Alarcón * Dave Crawley * Walter de la Mare * Rebecca Kai Dotlich * Eleanor Farjeon * Aileen Fisher * Betsy Franco * Charles Ghigna * Nikki Giovanni * Nikki Grimes * Avis Harley * Patricia Hubbell * Langston Hughes * Reuben Jackson * Paul B. Janeczko * X. J. Kennedy * Irene Latham * Lois Lenski * Myra Cohn Livingston * Wes Magee * Lilian Moore * Naomi Shihab Nye * Lin Oliver * Linda Sue Park * Iain Crichton Smith * Gary Soto * Amy Ludwig VanDerwater * Hope Vestergaard * Nicholas Virgilio * Charles Waters * Janet Wong * Valerie Worth * Charlotte Zolotow