A School Year of Poems: 180 Favorites from Highlights

Front Cover
Boyds Mills Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 116 pages
1 Review
This collection of 180 poems can be used by teachers to help children build reading skills through the enjoyment of poetry. The poems have been selected by Dr. Walter B. Barbe, and all have been previously published in Highlights for Children. The book features an introduction and teacher footnotes by Dr. Barbe.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Your A School Year of Poems book is a huge disappointment!!!!! All I know is my mother wrote the poem on page 68 at the age of 10 in 1945. Her aunt sent her award winning (from her school) poem to a publisher and never heard back. We have the authentic original pencil written paper with it dated, graded and signed. We also have the original letter submitted in 1945 accompanying the submission. This Edith Hadley Butterfield person is claiming to be the original author and I can't believe it. She changed several of the words but the poem is obviously stolen. Great Job of authenticating authors Walter Barbe. We will be publishing a new book with another publisher with the origina lAUTHENTIC author. Highlights just lost a long time respected customer. I and my huge family will never buy another book from them. 


The Wonderful Sun
My Garden
In the Bathtub
Special Friend
My Wish

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Walter B. Barbe, Ph.D. was the editor-in-chief of Highlights for Children magazine for ten years and is one of the founders of the International Reading Association. Dr. Barbe lives in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.

Dennis Hockerman has illustrated many books for children, including Goodnight, Little Kitten by Nancy Christensen. He lives in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic information