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 is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

Clayton Anderson
Illustrator:  Scott Brundage 
Poetry and Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585363964
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H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z

H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z

Sydell Rosenberg
Illustrator:  Sawsan Chalabi 
Poetry
For ages 6 to 8
Penny Candy Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-0998799971
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Leaf Litter Critters

Leaf Litter Critters

Leslie Bulion
Illustrator:  Robert Meganck 
Poetry Book
For ages 7 to 10
Peachtree Publishers, 2018   ISBN: 978-1561459506
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Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

April Pulley Sayre
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
HarperCollins, 2018   ISBN: 978-0062697349
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A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play

A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play

Marilyn Singer
Illustrator:  LeUyen Pham 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Clarion Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-0547124933
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Because I Could Not Stop My Bike And Other Poems

Because I Could Not Stop My Bike And Other Poems

Karen Jo Shapiro
Illustrator:  Matt Faulkner 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005   ISBN: 978-1580891059
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Lemonade Sun and other summer poems

Lemonade Sun and other summer poems

Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Illustrator:   Jan Spivey Gilchrist 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Wordsong, 2001   ISBN: 978-1563979446
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Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll

Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll

Edited by Edward Mendelson
Illustrator:  Eric Copeland 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Sterling, 2008   ISBN: 978-1402754746
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