Night on Neighborhood Street

Night on Neighborhood Street


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A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

A wonderful collection of poems, this book gives a beautiful snapshot of life on Neighborhood Street.

“The magical andeveryday reside comfortably together on Neighborhood Street and make it well worth the visit.”—Booklist 

"A warm, triumphant book."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140556834
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 444,406
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Eloise Greenfield has published many children's books, including picture books, novels, poetry, and biographies. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1999 she became a member of the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Greenfield was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, DC, where she continues to live. She has a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Jan Spivey Gilchrist has illustrated children’s books for over a quarter of a century. She illustrated the Coretta Scott King Award Book Nathaniel Talking and the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Night on Neighborhood Street, both by Eloise Greenfield. In 2000, she was inducted to the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Jan lives with her husband in a suburb of Chicago. See more of her work at

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Night on Neighborhood Street 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eekazimer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of individual poems about an African American neighborhood in the nighttime. The author describes short vignettes with an economy of words. The poems reflect emotions such as fear, sadness, warmth, happiness, and love. Readers can recognize these emotions in themselves. Not burdened by the rules of prose, the economy of words, is perhaps more powerful than prose in bringing this neighborhood to life.
lcisabell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Night on Neighborhood Street is a collection of poems that tell a story of all the many things that happen within one neighborhood street. From children playing, to sleep overs, to unemployment, to that one scary house you are too afraid to walk near. The poems are real and relatable. Can be used in a Primary classroom. Children can write poems about their neighborhoods and share with each other. Also children can create a class book of poems about their neighborhoods.