What to Read Wednesday: Poetry Books for Kids

The Best Poetry Books for Kids

Kids are never too young to be exposed to poetry. It’s fun to play with words, and poetry is one of the best ways to do that. When my kids were little, they loved listening to me read poems to them (Truck Talk was our favorite in this boy house!). And my oldest listened to them so much that he could recite most of them by heart. There are tons of good poetry books for children, but you can also find excellent choices in anthologies for older readers that are perfectly fine for kids. William Wordsworth and Carl Sandburg are two of my favorites.

Some of my favorite poetry books for children are listed below. I also have a free printable library checklist and poetry activity for you–scroll down and get your copy. If you have any suggestions for our poetry book list, be sure to leave a comment.

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Comments (3)

  1. Michele Morin

    I look forward to visiting here each week!

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  2. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    Rhyming poetry is so great for wee ones to hear!

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  3. Ali b

    I still have the copy of The Real Mother Goose that my parents read to me. My children loved it as well.

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