Monday, 11 April 2011

Book Sharing Monday :: Two Poetry Books!

This week I am sharing two poetry books! They both use haiku poems. The first book is about Ontario. "Great Lakes & Rugged Ground: Imagining Ontario" is written by Sarah Harvey and Leslie Buffam. The watercolour and coloured pencil illustrations are by Kasia Charko. 
This book is beautiful and we really liked that we were able to find a poetry book about where we live! This book celebrates 400 years of Ontario's history  through poetry, starting with the Iroquois all the way to 2010 and Toronto's Caribana celebrations.
The book includes historical notes and a fun seek and find, both can be found at the end.

"A park is for all.
The pictographs are sacred.
Pink orchids are too."

The second book I would like to share with you is fun! "Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys" is written by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. You might recognize the illustrator's work from "The Dot" or "Ish". We have enjoyed both of these titles in the past. This poetry book is filled with haikus about a young boy's fun in nature. Organized by seasons, the author shares some of of his own experiences when he was a boy or about something he saw his own sons do.

If you would like to participate in Book Sharing Monday, please add the link to your book sharing post below. Happy Reading!


  1. The Guyku book looks AWESOME! Thanks for the recommendation!


  2. Love the looks of the haiku to check my library. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Both look like wonderful books. I love finding child friendly poetry books that engage and encourage kids to explore poetry. I also love the idea of combining poetry and exploration of other areas of interest. I want to find the one about Canada.

  4. I love the look of both books, Alex! The illustrations on the cover of the book about Ontario really caught my eye. And Guyku looks like it would be a bit hit with my two boys. : )

  5. Both are in our library system and are now on hold, thanks for more Edventures in Edmonton ;-)


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