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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A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals

A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals

Marilyn Singer
Illustrator:   Ed Young 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Chronicle Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1452101200
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D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet

D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet

Michael Shoulders, Debbie Shoulders
Illustrator:  Irving Toddy 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1585362745
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It's a Seashell Day

It's a Seashell Day

Dianne Ochiltree
Illustrator:  Elliot Kreloff 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Blue Apple Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1609055301
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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth
Illustrator:  Ekua Holmes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Candlewick, 2017   ISBN: 978-0763680947
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The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

Elizabeth Lorayne
Illustrator:  Karen Watson 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
White Wave Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-0997909852
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This Is the Earth

This Is the Earth

Diane Z. Shore, Jessica Alexander
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
HarperCollins, 2016   ISBN: 978-0060555269
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