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Could We Be Friends?
Poems for Pals

"A wonderful resource for conflict resolution..."
-Fourth Grade Teacher


Some of us have black hair.
Some have blond or brown.
Some of us are city kids.
Some live in a small town.
Some of us ride buses.
Some walk to school each day.
Some of us like studying.
Some only want to play.
Some of us are quiet kids.
Some love making noise.
We're every color, shape, and size.
We're girls and we are boys.
Some are learning English.
And that's quite hard to do.
(What makes it even harder,
is it kids laugh at you.)
We're different in so many ways.
The list could get so long.
But think of how we are alike,
and that list won't be wrong:
All of us are children.
All of us like fun.
All of us are special--
every single one.
All of us share just one home.
It's called the planet, Earth.
All of us are dreamers...
and all our dreams have worth.

Copyright c1997 by Bobbi Katz

Selected Works

illustrated by Carin Berger; Greenwillow/Harper Collins 2007
illustrated by LeUyen Pham; Harcourt Books 2006
illustrated by Marilyn Hafner; Dutton March 2004
illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas; Dutton 2001
illustrated by Nina Crews; Greenwillow/Harper Collins 2000
illustrated by Joung Un Kim; Mondo Publishing 1997
illustrated by Steve Bjorkman; Scholastic 1996
Selected by Deak and Litchman; HarperCollins 2003
Professional Books
Scholastic Professional Books 2006
Scholastic Professional Books 2000