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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R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

Judy Young
Illustrator:  Victor Juhasz 
Nonfiction and Poetry Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1585362400
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Flamingos on the Roof

Flamingos on the Roof

Calef Brown
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2006   ISBN: 978-0618562985
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Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife

Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife

Sarah Grace Tuttle
Illustrator:  Amy Schimler-Safford 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2018   ISBN: 978-0802854599
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We Are Family

We Are Family

Patricia Hegarty
Illustrator:  Ryan Wheatcroft 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2017   ISBN: 978-1680100549
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Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Linda Glaser
Illustrator:  Clair A. Nivola 
Nonfiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013   ISBN: 978-0544105089
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Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

Carole Gerber
Illustrator:  Leslie Evans 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2013   ISBN: 978-1580894128
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