Penny Candy Bundles: Poetry

By Penny Candy Books

By Penny Candy Books

From haiku to tanka to rhyming couplets to free verse, we’ve got you covered! 

H Is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z

Sydell Rosenberg and Sawsan Chalabi

$16.95 $15.59

Selected as a 2019 Notable Poetry Book by the National Council of Teachers of English! Find the fun & poetry in everyday moments with this treasury of haiku by Sydell Rosenberg, illustrated by Sawsan Chalabi.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy

Tony Medina, Javaka Steptoe, et al.

$16.95 $15.59

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina offers a fresh perspective of young men of color by depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina’s tanka is matched with a different artist—including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.

Somewhere a Bell Is Ringing

Barbara Nye

$16.95 $15.59

With its attention-grabbing, hand-painted paper collages and rhyming couplets, Somewhere A Bell Is Ringing asks readers to see themselves as part of the global ecosystem and urges us to remember that we’re all connected on our one-and-only planet.

A Gift from Greensboro

Lansana and Hill

$13.95 $12.83

A Gift from Greensboro is at once an elegy, a celebration of the magic of childhood friendship, and a meditation on growing up in the wake of the sit-ins that ushered in the Civil Rights Movement. Paired with intricate, layered illustrations, this poem recognizes that true friendship knows no boundaries and that love drives positive change.

A Little Called Pauline

Gertrude Stein and Bianca Stone

$16.95 $15.59

Pauline lives with her mom in a house on stilts by the sea. A Little Called Pauline is the first picture book adaptation of a poem from Gertrude Stein’s groundbreaking 1914 book Tender Buttons. Featuring vibrant illustrations from poet-artist Bianca Stone, A Little Called Pauline invites young readers to experience Stein’s playful, mysterious language for the very first time and to delight in the adventures of a girl named Pauline.

How to Tie a Shoe: & Other Big Adventures

Skip Hill

$16.95 $15.59

“A Quirky Picture Book That Respects The Intelligence Of Children.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review Every kid knows that tying a shoe can be a big adventure, especially in a world full of spaghetti, birds’ nests, camping trips, and seeing old friends after summer break. How to Tie a Shoe is the first story in a series of handbooks by Penny Candy Books exploring and unraveling the complexities of some of childhood’s most essential lessons.

Be/Hold: A Friendship Book

Shira Erlichman

$17.95 $16.51

In Be/Hold: A Friendship Book visual artist, poet, and musician Shira Erlichman opens with the line, “Sweetheart, sometimes when I’m feeling blue I put my ear to the wind & listen for you,” building a one-of-a-kind story of friendship from her love of compound words (i.e. toothbrush, windbreaker, behold) in a book that uplifts, encourages, and honors the people we care about most.


Pablo Bernasconi

$16.95 $15.59

What is infinity? A jar full of stories and white ink spilled on the snow? Maybe! Celebrated Argentinian author-illustrator Pablo Bernasconi, finalist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award, offers quirky, philosophical takes on what infinity could mean to us. Available to ship in October 2020.