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National Poetry Month: Poetry Books for Kids

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 1, 2010

The month of April brings so many great occurrences: Birds fly north. Bears come out of their caves after months of hibernation. Passover. Easter. April Fool’s Day. Earth Day. And, of course, National Poetry Month—established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to highlight the values and benefits of the inspiring art form.

Here is a list of  books that exemplify the wide array of  poetry available for young readers:

Bilingual poetry books:

Visit: http://www.poets.org

Leave us a comment: What’s your favorite children’s poetry book?

Source of books: Publishers and an author


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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • It was a pleasure to see my book MuuMoo Rimas de animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes included in your list of poetry books. Collecting the traditional rhymes in Spanish and publishing them with new English versions has been a joy. These poems have survived through the centuries delighting thousands of children. Young children of today deserve access to this treasury. The positive reception of our previous collections of traditional rhymes Pio Peep and Mama Goose, and of Christmas Carols in Merry Navidad inspired Isabel Campoy and I to continue developing books and CDs of this nature. Of course, we also enjoy creating our poetry. Salta, saltarin will be released later this spring to join many other poetry books that can be found in my website. May poetry be part of each child’s life every day. All best wishes to all who read this comment. Alma Flor Ada

    April 2, 2010
    • Thank you for writing wonderful bilingual books! More are needed. 🙂

      April 6, 2010

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