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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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Jason Stemple 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Boyds Mills Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1590788301
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Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World

Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee, Edited by Brian D'Arcy
Illustrator:  Shirin Adl 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1847804792
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May B.

May B.

Caroline Starr Rose
Poetry
For ages 8 to 12
Random House, 2014   ISBN: 978-0385374149
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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems

Marilyn Singer
Illustrator:  Josee Masse 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Penguin, 2010   ISBN: 978-0525479017
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Mixed Beasts

Mixed Beasts

Kenyon Cox
Illustrator:  Wallace Edwards 
Poetry Picture Books
For ages 7 to 10
Kids Can Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1771380355
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Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

From the editors at Nosy Crow, The trustees of the British Museum
Illustrator:  Nick Robinson 
Poetry and Nonfiction Book
For ages 10 and up
Candlewick Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1536202731
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Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary

Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary

Maya Gottfried
Illustrator:  Robert Rahway Zakanitch 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375861185
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Poetrees

Poetrees

Douglas Florian
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416986720
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