The theme of #TitleTalk on Twitter last Sunday night was poetry in anticipation of Poetry Month in April. Teachers nationwide chatted about challenges and successes of teaching poetry in the classroom. Here are some poetry books for children of all ages that might inspire new ways to enjoy poetry in the classroom or at home.
"Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other." — School Library Journal (starred review) (Ages 8 -12) Candlewick Press, Editor: Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrator: Chris Raschka
"With lots of hugs and kisses, as well as messy nonsense and uproarious action, this big spacious anthology of more than 60 poems is a wonderful first book to read with babies and toddlers over and over again." — Booklist (starred review)
The perforated pages in Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets enable readers to select a poem they love, tear it out neatly from the book, and carry it with them all day to read, be inspired by, and share with family and friends.