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Travel New England

T ~ There Goes Maine!
R ~ Rhode Island
A ~ Apples Of Maine
V ~ Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer
E ~ Eat Local Cookbook
L ~ Life And Death In The North Woods

N ~ New Hampshire Facts And Symbols
E ~ Eastern Wildflowers
W ~ Weatherbeaten

E ~ Edible And Medicinal Mushrooms Of New England And Eastern Canada
N ~ Northern Frights
G ~ Gardening Month By Month In New England
L ~ Little-known Mysteries Of New England
A ~ Along The Rails
N ~ Night The Sky Turned Red
D ~ Detective In The Dooryard

January Weather

      January rides the wind

      Annie and Snowball and the magical house

N       Name of the wind

U       Uncommon appeal of clouds

A       After the snow

R        Rising storm

       Young snowboarder


W      Winter storms

       Energy from wind

      And the wind blows free

      Tracks in the snow

      Hello snow!

       Eye of the storm

R        Really good snowman

Independence Day Poem From The Shelves

I ~ If you lived at the time of the American Revolution

N ~ Notable American women

D ~ Digging to America

E ~ Eight American poets

P ~ Patriotic crafts

E ~ Ethnic America

N ~ New discoveries in American quilts

D ~ Discovering great American artists

E ~ Exploring North America

N ~ National Parks

C ~ Celebrate America

E ~ Escaping to America

D ~ Don’t know much about American history

A ~ Absolutely American

Y ~ You wouldn’t want to be an American colonist!

Philip Roth – A Poem From The Shelves

As many of you may know, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Philip Roth died recently. The following poem, in homage to him, uses only titles of some of his works.

Reading myself and others

Our Gang





Shop talk

The facts

The plot against America

American pastoral

The great American novel

The humbling

The ghost writer

Letting go

Goodbye, Columbus

Exit ghost


Library “Chain Verse”

Summer at the lake

Change of Seasons

C     Cranberry autumn
Here comes spring, and summer and fall and winter
Applesauce season
Night season
Goodbye season
Eastern sun, winter moon

Off season
F   Friend for all seasons

S   Season of gifts
E   Every autumn comes the bear
A   Animals in winter
S   Season of angels
O   Out and about
N   Now it is winter
S   Season for singing

All of the above titles are available through the Gardiner Public Library.  Click on the title to check on the availability of each title.

Dr. Seuss – A Poem From The Shelves

The following “poem” uses only titles written by Dr. Seuss!  Enjoy!

My Many Colored Days
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Because A Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!!
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Wacky Wednesday
Horton Hatches The Egg
Green Eggs And Ham
Ten Apples Up On Top
The Butter Battle Book
Scrambled Eggs Super!
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!
The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff
I Can Draw It Myself
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! Maybe You Should Be A Vet!
Would You Rather Be A Bullfrog?
I Wish I Had Duck Feet
My Book About Me
The Kings Stilts ; Hop On Pop
Hooper Humperdink . . . ? Not Him!
Please Try To Remember The First Of Octember!
Gerald McBoing Boing
Happy Birthday To You!
You’re Only Old Once!
Hooray For Diffendoofer Day!
What Pet Should I Get?
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
The Many Mice Of Mr. Brice
The Cat In The Hat
The Lorax
Fox In Socks
There’s A Wocket In My Pocket!
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!
On Beyond Zebra
Hunches In Bunches
Yertle The Turtle
Oh Say Can You Say?
The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs The Dough
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

Elisabeth Ogilvie – A Poem From The Shelves

Poetry from the shelves!  The following poem uses only titles by Maine author, Elisabeth Ogilvie.
The Fabulous Year
The Day Before Winter
When The Music Stopped
The Young Islanders
The Silent Ones
Weep And Know Why
The Road To Nowhere
Where The Lost Aprils Are
There May Be Heaven
The World Of Jennie G.
Call Home The Heart
Jennie About To Be
The Dreaming Swimmer
The Face Of Innocence
Image Of A Lover
A Dancer In Yellow
The Dawning Of The Day
Strawberries In The Sea
High Tide At Noon
Ceiling Of Amber
Waters On A Starry Night
A Theme For Reason
An Answer In The Tide
Beautiful Girl
Turn Around Twice
The Seasons Hereafter

Poetry From The Shelves – A tribute To James Patterson

I think it’s time again for a Poem From The Shelves!

The following two poems were created using ONLY titles of James Patterson books.
My Brother Is A Big, Fat Liar
Alex Cross, Run
Run For Your Life
You’ve Been Warned
Watch The Skies
When The Wind Blows    Sail    Cross Country
Don’t Blink
How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, And Snake Hill
Second Honeymoon
Now You See Her
Guilty Wives
See How They Run
The Quickie
Tick Tock
The Final Warning
Get Me Out Of Here!
Game Over
Pop Goes The Weasel