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Poetry Books for Kids

May 3, 2012

April is National Poetry Month. We asked Ms. Hammond to recommend some poetry books for kids. All these books are available in the school library – check them out!

Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems by Francisco X. Alarcón

In Just-spring by e.e. cummings in Just-spring by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Heidi Goennel

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

Insectlopedia: Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and Susan Jeffers

The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield

Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield

It’s Raining Laughter by Nikki Grimes

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Talking to the Sun: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry W. Longfellow

Scranimals: Poems by Jack Prelutsky

The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky and James Stevenson

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman

Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra

Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer


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