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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School People

School People

Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrator:  Ellen Shi 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Wordsong, 2018   ISBN: 978-1629797038
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Applesauce Weather

Applesauce Weather

Helen Frost
Illustrator:  Amy June Bates 
Poetry
For ages 8 to 10
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763675769
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Rufus and Friends: School Days

Rufus and Friends: School Days

Iza Trapani
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2010   ISBN: 978-1580892490
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Beastly Verse

Beastly Verse

Illustrator:  Joohee Yoon 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Enchanted Lion Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1592701667
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Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge

Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge

Bob Raczka
Illustrator:  Dan E. Burr 
Poetry
For ages 8 to 12
Roaring Brook Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1596439801
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The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Illustrator:  Chris Raschka 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Candlewick, 2015   ISBN: 978-0763669638
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Make Magic! Do Good!

Make Magic! Do Good!

Dallas Clayton
Poetry
Fore ages 7 to 9
Candlewick Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-0763657468
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On the Wing

On the Wing

David Elliott
Illustrator:  Becca Stadtlander 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick Press, 2014   ISBN: 978-0763653248
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