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Recommended Poetry Books for Kids

Odes and ditties for children (adults too!)

compiled by Holly Hartman

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

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks
  • 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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