30+ Fantastic Poetry Books for Children
Poetry is such a fantastic way to show kids that words can be fun. The rhythm, word play, and creativity are all such great examples of what is possible with language.
Our family’s favorite way to enjoy poetry is during a teatime. We like to gather around the table, sip on tea, nibble on treats, and take turns reading poems.
We have been having poetry teatimes for over four years. After enjoying poetry together as a family for so long there are some books that really stick out as favorites of ours.
You know the tried and true poetry books for children that even adults enjoys.
Poetry Books for Children
Each of these poetry books for children have found a permanent home on our book shelves. We return to them again and again. I hope your family enjoys reading them.
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry:National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:The Poetry of US: More thanBe Glad Your Nose Is onRead-Aloud Rhymes for the Very YoungThe Random House Book of PoetryA Child’s Book of PoemsA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:Read-Aloud Poems: 120 of the World’sI’m Just No Good at Rhyming:No More Poems!: A Book inA Year of Nature PoemsOutside Your Window: A First BookSong of the Wild: A FirstA First Book of the SeaA Child’s Garden of Verses: With
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Learn Even More About Poetry
If you would like to journey through the history of poetry I suggest checking out A Child’s Introduction to Poetry. This book joyously introduces kids (and parents) to the greatest poets in history. From Homer and Shakespeare to Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. It provides excellent examples of their work and commentary on what makes it so special and everlasting. The book covers every style of poem, from epics and odes, to nonsense verse and haikus, and is filled with examples of each one.
Write Your Own Poetry
After you have read some poetry books you may find yourself inspired to write your own poems. These are just a few resources that may help you channel your inner poet.