Poetry Reviews For All Ages

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Poetry plays a vital role in the world of children’s literature. It gives children a sense of rhythm and sound, and it can make simple concepts interesting. Often it is funny and engaging, a clever use of language making the poetry entertaining and unique. Below you will find some poetry collections for readers of all ages. More books written in rhyme and other poetry forms can be found in the other review sections.

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Classic Poetry

Classic Poetry

Selected by Michael Rosen
Illustrator:  Paul Howard 
Poetry
For ages 8 and up
Candlewick, 2009   ISBN: 978-0763642105
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D is for Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet

D is for Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet

Elissa Grodin
Illustrator:  Victor Juhasz 
Nonfiction and Poetry Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1585362349
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My people

My people

Langston Hughes
Photographer: Charles R. Smith Jr.
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 1416935401
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Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems

Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems

Kristine O'Connell George
Illustrator:  Kate Kiesler 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Clarion Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0618752423
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Songs and Verse

Songs and Verse

Roald Dahl
Illustrator:   Quentin Blake 
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
Puffin UK, 2016   ISBN: 978-0141369235
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Swing Around the Sun

Swing Around the Sun

Barbara Juster Esbensen
Illustrator:   Stephen Gammell  , Janice Lee Porter , Cheng-Khee Chee , Mary GrandPre 
Poetry
For ages 4 to 8
Carolrhoda Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-0876141434
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Winter Eyes

Winter Eyes

Douglas Florian
Poetry
For ages 5 to 8
HarperCollins, 1999   ISBN: 978-0688164584
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