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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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear
Illustrator:  Stephane Jorisch 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1553378280
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If

If

Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator:  Giovanni Manna 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Creative Editions, 2014   ISBN: 978-1568462592
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

T.S. Eliot
Illustrator:  Axel Scheffler 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Harcourt Children's Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-0547248271
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Falling Up Special

Falling Up Special

Shel Silverstein
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
HarperCollins, 2015   ISBN: 978-0062321336
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Poems to Learn by Heart

Poems to Learn by Heart

Caroline Kennedy
Illustrator:   Jon J. Muth 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Hyperion Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1423108054
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Love That Dog

Love That Dog

Sharon Creech
Poetry
For ages 8 to 12
HarperCollins, 2001   ISBN: 978-0060292874
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