Rolling Harvey Down the Hill Prelutsky 1980 Submitter: This is another children’s book that was initially pulled because of its condition. It has had a lot of circulation since it was acquired in 1989 but only 2 circulations in 20
Rough Men, Tough Men Poems of Action and Adventure Cole, ed. 1969 This book caught my eye for both the title and the cover art. I think the orange pirate look on the guy is a bit creepy. I also
Honorable Cat Gallico 1982 Submitter: This book isn’t just poetry about cats – It’s poetry from the viewpoints of cats. The poems are cute and extremely ridiculous. The most outrageous part is the author’s discussion at the beginning of the
A Rocket in my Pocket: The Rhymes and Chants of Young America Withers and Suba 1948 Ooooh, fun! This looks like something every 12-year-old will be clamoring for! Except…they won’t. This submission comes to us from a middle school library.
Echoes of Love, From Heavens Above Nivelli 2003 Submitter: Published and purchased by our library in 2007, and circulated never. Holly: There is a very specific audience for this book. It is cataloged with the subjects “narrative poetry” and “spirits.”
The Carols of Christmas McKuen 1971 Submitter: Here are a couple of poetry books I just withdrew since they haven’t checked out in several years. They aren’t “awful” in content – other Nikki Giovanni and Rod McKuen books still check
Typewriter Town Smith 1960 I think this particular title is a good one for discussion. As a child, I would have thought this was cool how a typewriter made art of some kind. However, I am over the age of
I Am Wings: Poems About Love Fletcher 1994 I am shocked that this book is from 1994. I would have guessed more like 1984. Even so, it is filled with horribly sappy, corny, adolescent verse about being in love and