Recommended Poetry Books for Kids
Odes and ditties for children (adults too!)
I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
I breathe fire as hot as the sun.
When a knight comes to fight
I just toast him on sight,
Like a hot crispy cinnamon bun.
—from "The Dragon of Grindly Grun" by Shel Silverstein
- The Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash
- A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
- Brats by X. J. Kennedy
- The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes
- Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian
- Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman
- Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
- My Life, My Love, My Lasagne by Steven Herrick
- Neighborhood Odes by Gary Soto
- The Paper Doorway by Dean Koontz
- Polkabats and Octopus Slacks by Calef Brown
- Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
- Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky
- Street Rhymes Around the World by Jane Yolen
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
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