Each month, librarians Carrie Green and Eden Grey bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. In our fifth episode, we talk about poetry and books about the environment. Children’s Librarian Juliana Gaddis joins us with some of her favorite selections, and Reference Librarian Melissa Coulston introduces our new book club.
- Eden recommends The Crossover by Kwame Alexander and 5 to 1: A Novel by Holly Bodger.
- Carrie recommends Ultima Thule by Davis McCombs and Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World by Kathleen Jamie.
- New to poetry? The Scottish Poetry Library provides reading guides on their website. For a more in-depth article, see “How to Read a Poem” by Edward Hirsch.
Children’s Book Notes
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and Susan Jeffers
- Falling Up by Shell Silverstein
- Maya Angelou from the Poetry for Young People series, edited by Edwin Graves Wilson, Ph.D. and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
- Step Gently Out by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder
- Poetrees by Douglas Florian
- The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker
- Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson
- If you have a well-stocked liquor cabinet, try the Poet’s Dream or the Poet’s Muse.
- Carrie recommends pairing poetry with herbal teas, especially homegrown mint or lemon balm. For specific recipes, try Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes or the hoopla eBook Healing Herbal Teas.