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.

Have fun with word play with these 30+ fantastic poetry books for children. Perfect for your homeschool morning baskets or poetry teatimes.

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 than Be Glad Your Nose Is on Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young The Random House Book of Poetry A Child’s Book of Poems A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Read-Aloud Poems: 120 of the World’s I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: No More Poems!: A Book in A Year of Nature Poems Outside Your Window: A First Book Song of the Wild: A First A First Book of the Sea A Child’s Garden of Verses: With

 Poems to Learn by Heart Breathe and Be: A Book of Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & Hip Hop Speaks to Children: 50 Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Sing a Song of Seasons: A Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Eric Carle’s Animals Animals Eric Carle’s Dragons, Dragons Sharing the Seasons: A Book of

 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Falling Up A Light In The Attic Revolting Rhymes


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.

 Magnetic Poetry – Kids Story Maker How to Write a Poem, Grades Evan-Moor Writing Poetry with Children, Grade Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to

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