April isn’t over yet so let’s continue to celebrate Poetry month with our kids. Check out these fun and insightful poetry books from our collection.

Grades K-5

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

A little boy’s animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature.

A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis

If you listen, nature speaks. Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again in this perfect read-aloud. From the author of the Sibert Honor-winning title Hey, Water! comes a book of poetic riddles that encourage young readers to explore the natural world.

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection that readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic, you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

Lyrics to seventy-five songs from the children’s television programs Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children’s Corner were collected and presented as an illustrated treasury of poems. Lyrics explore topics such as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, and imagination

Popcorn by James Stevenson

Inside this volume are poems to make you laugh and poems to make you dream…and wonder …and think. Some are exuberant and some are quirky and some are sad, but each and every one will leave you hungry for more.


Grades 6-12

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners by Naomi Shihab Nye

Young People’s Poet Laureate and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. They can be fully appreciated by an individual reader, but they’re particularly striking when read aloud by two voices.

Rhythm Road: Poems to Move To by Lillian Morrison

A collection of poems expressing movement in theme, words, and rhythm by a variety of English and American poets.

Poems to Learn By Heart by Caroline Kennedy

There’s a poem to celebrate every moment in life, whether it’s hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it. Share it. It’s yours forever. These lovingly selected poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination.

Poetry for Young People by Robert Frost

A collection of poems about the four seasons by one of the best-known American poets.