Poetry

Poetry
Rhyming, rhythm, and meter make poetry fun for every reader.

By Jamie McElroy
Poetry doesn’t have to be difficult to understand. In fact, the immense variation of poetic styles allows for just about anything to be considered a poem. Rita Dove once said, "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." Reading poetry leads to as much understanding of language as composing a poem does. Share the love of language with these whimsical anthologies and rhyming books.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, Jack Prelutsky, $17.40

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, Jack Prelutsky, $16.79

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings, Shel Silverstein, $11.19

Becka & The Big Bubble - All Around Town (Children's Rhyming Picture Book) Becka & The Big Bubble - All Around Town (Children's Rhyming Picture Book), Gretchen Wendel, $500.00

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost, $12.97

I Like This Poem (Puffin Books) I Like This Poem (Puffin Books), Kaye Webb, $4.22

Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry, X. J. Kennedy, $11.62

Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics, Dr. Seuss, $21.40

Give Yourself to the Rain: Poems for the Very Young Give Yourself to the Rain: Poems for the Very Young, Margaret Wise Brown, $9.93

Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People (Read Aloud Library) Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People (Read Aloud Library), Glorya Hale, $6.93

Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou, Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson Ph.D., $6.74

Poetry for Young People: The Seasons Poetry for Young People: The Seasons, John N. Serio, $8.99

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD), Bill Martin Jr., $8.22

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill Martin Jr., $5.96

Llama Llama Red Pajama Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney, $11.95

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, Nancy White Carlstrom, $6.05