Tis the season…For poetry!
The library circulates poetry books all year long, but April, National Poetry Month, is their time to shine. Whether you’re looking for a traditional poem in picture book form to share with preschoolers, or a collection of silly rhymes for older kids, the library has you covered! Make a visit to the nonfiction section of your local branch – especially the 811.54s – to discover these and other wonderful poetry books for children:
All the World / written by Liz Garton Scanlon; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Creature Carnival / by Marilyn Singer; illustrations by Gris Grimly
The Dragons are Singing Tonight / written by Jack Prelutsky; pictures by Peter Sis
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices / written by Paul Fleischman; illustrated by Eric Beddows
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms / edited by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Chris Raschka
¡Muu, moo!: Rimas de Animales = Animal Nursery Rhymes / selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy; English versions by Rosalma Zubizarreta; illustrated by Viví Escrivá
My People / written by Langston Hughes; photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Step Gently Out / poem by Helen Frost; photographs by Rick Lieder
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature / written by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Beth Krommes
Where the Sidewalk Ends / by Shel Silverstein
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku / written by Lee Wardlaw; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin