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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Before Morning

Before Morning

Joyce Sidman
Illustrator:  Beth Krommes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0547979175
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Guess Who, Haiku

Guess Who, Haiku

Deanna Caswell
Illustrator:  Bob Shea 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Abrams Appleseed, 2016   ISBN: 978-1419718892
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Moo: A Novel

Moo: A Novel

Sharon Creech
Poetry
For ages 8 and up
HarperCollins, 2016   ISBN: 978-0062415240
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Out and About: A First Book of Poems

Out and About: A First Book of Poems

Shirley Hughes
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-0763676445
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What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?

Judith Viorst
Illustrator:  Lee White 
Poetry
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481423557
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When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

Julie Fogliano
Illustrator:  Julie Morstad 
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
Roaring Brook Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1596438521
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The Geography of Girlhood

The Geography of Girlhood

Kirsten Smith
Poetry
For ages 12 to 14
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007   ISBN: 978-0316017350
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Animal Naps

Animal Naps

Catherine Ham
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Early Light Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-0983201410
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Every Thing On It

Every Thing On It

Shel Silverstein
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
HarperCollins, 2011   ISBN: 978-0061998164
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