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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Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems

Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems

Kristine O'Connell George
Illustrator:  Debbie Tilley 
Poetry
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-0618152506
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Double Happiness

Double Happiness

Nancy Tupper Ling
Illustrator:  Alina Chau 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452129181
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Flicker Flash

Flicker Flash

Joan Bransfield Graham
Illustrator:  Nancy Davis 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcour, 2003   ISBN: 978-0618311026
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For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone

For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone

Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator:  Marjorie Priceman 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Random House, 1991   ISBN: 978-0394821443
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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework And Other Poems

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework And Other Poems

Nick Cannon
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic Inc., 2015   ISBN: 978-0545722810
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Poems in the Attic

Poems in the Attic

Nikki Grimes
Illustrator:  Elizabeth Zunon 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lee & Low Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1620140277
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Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks

Something Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks

Brian P. Cleary
Illustrator:  Andy Rowland 
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
Millbrook Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1467720441
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Who's That Baby? New-Baby Songs

Who's That Baby? New-Baby Songs

Sharon Creech
Illustrator:  David Diaz 
Poetry Picture Book
For infants to age 4
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 0060529393
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