April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would take some time to share of the great children’s poetry books that are available. I have to tell you, it was hard to pick just a few of them, as there are so many great options out there right now.
As a kid, I remember thinking that poetry was the biggest waste of time ever. You know, the whole “Am I going to use this in real-life?” mentality. Now that I am much holder, I find it hard to believe that I ever resisted reading about or learning to write poetry.
Maybe it is because the selection is geared towards kids now.
Maybe it is because of the great illustrations.
And maybe because they are such fun now.
In any case, make sure you pick some up and share them with your children.
National Poetry Month Recommendations:
- Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year
- Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
- Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists by Margaret Wise Brown
- Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: And Other Poems by Nick Cannon
- Poems To Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy
- A Light in the Attic and Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Of course, there are so many more poetry books available out there for children, and even for adults too. There is nothing more precious that being curled up on a sofa with your kiddos and sharing the love of poetry.
Are you looking for some activities for National Poetry Month? PBS.org has some great things on their website, so be sure to check them out!
What poetry books will YOU be reading for National Poetry Month?
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