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Favorite Poetry Books for Kids

10 Favorite Poetry Books for Kids is a list comprised of my favorite poetry collections for children ages 5 and up.

14 items

A kick in the head

[selected by] Paul B. Janeczko ; [illustrated by] Chris Raschka. |

I, too, am America

Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier. |

Mixed beasts, or, A miscellany of rare and fantastic creatures

compiled by Professor Julius Duckworth O'Hare, Esq. ; illustrations by Wallace Edwards ; verses by Kenyon Cox. |


by Douglas Florian. |

A pocketful of poems

by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. |

The new kid on the block

by Jack Prelutsky ; drawings by James Stevenson. |

A child's garden of verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson ; pictures by Barbara McClintock. |

Emily Dickinson

edited by Frances S. Bolin ; illustrated by Chi Chung. |

Revolting rhymes

Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake. |

Lemonade, and other poems squeezed from a single word

Bob Raczka ; illustrations by Nancy Doniger. |

Langston Hughes

edited by David Roessel & Arnold Rampersad ; illustrations by Benny Andrews. |

The tree that time built

selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston ; [illustrations by Barbara Fortin]. |

The swamps of Sleethe

by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Jimmy Pickering. |