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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Fresh-Picked Poetry

Fresh-Picked Poetry

Michelle Schaub
Illustrator:  Amy Huntington 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580895477
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Hate That Cat: A Novel

Hate That Cat: A Novel

Sharon Creech
Poetry
For ages 8 to 12
HarperCollins, 2008   ISBN: 978-0061430923
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I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry

I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry

Catherine Clinton
Illustrator:  Stephen Alcorn 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages9 and up
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017   ISBN: 978-0544582569
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Leave Your Sleep

Leave Your Sleep

Natalie Merchant
Illustrator:   Barbara McClintock 
Poetry Picture Book (with an audio CD of songs)
For ages 5 to 7
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, 2012   ISBN: 978-0374343682
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One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep

One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep

Selected by Kenn Nesbitt
Illustrator:  Christoph Niemann 
Poetry
For ages 4 to 6
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0316341219
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Underneath My Bed: List Poems

Underneath My Bed: List Poems

Brian P. Cleary
Illustrator:  Richard Watson 
Poetry Book
For ages 6 to 8
Millbrook Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1467793438
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A is For Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet

A is For Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet

Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrator:  Laura Regan 
Nonfiction picture and poetry book
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1585363179
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