Children’s poetry books are a rich way for kids to enjoy limericks, poetic stanzas, tongue twisters, and rhymes. Through poetry, they learn the joy of play on words, puns, and metaphors all while using their imaginations.
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20 Favorite Children’s Poetry Books and Poetry Teatime
I was never a lover of poetry until I discovered Robert Frost and his “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” in ninth grade. I adored that poem so much that I memorized it and carried it with me through college where I discovered more wonderful works. Poets such as Emily Dickinson, Robert Loius Stevenson, and Walt Witman left their poetic marks on me.
I hope to instill a love of poetry into my own children. When I discovered that the Brave Writer Lifestyle encouraged poetry with children. I was thrilled.
Poetry Teatime has become a big deal in our home! My kiddos beg for poetry weekly and they are always coming up with silly rhymes, tongue twisters, and little poems of their own. I totally can live with that.
So here are our favorite children’s poetry books to inspire your own little poets.
Favorite Children’s Poetry Books
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by This book is bright and cheerful. Plus, it offers 36 short poems to coincide with the different seasons of the year.
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by
The Cuckoo’s Haiku: and Other Birding Poems by
Read-Aloud Poems for Young People: Readings from the Worlds Best Loved Verses by
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by
Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by
Poetry Books for Kids
Eric Carle’s Dragons, Dragons by
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson by
There is actually a whole series of gorgeously illustrated books for kids called Poetry for Kids!
It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles by
Falling Up by
Eric Carle’s Animals Animals by
Child’s Introduction to Poetry by
Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color by
20 Favorite Children’s Poetry Books
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Fairy Poems by
The Maine Coon’s Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers by
Here are more great Poetry Books!
What are some of your favorite children’s poetry books?
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We’re big Shel Silverstein fans in this house. Haven’t read any of your other suggestions, thanks for the recommendations!
Erin Vincent says
Shel Silverstein is awesome! The kids are always giggling when we read his poetry.