Perfectly Poetic…

April is National Poetry Month! Poetry is a creative and unique form of self-expression! This month we are reading different types of poetry from various poets. We are learning that some poems rhyme and some do not! There are happy poems, sad poems, long poems, short poems and even silly poems!

I Am Loved (2018)

Poetry by Nikki Giovanni

Illustrator: Ashley Bryan

☄Featuring poems such as:

•Paula the Cat~A poem about a happy house cat who reads, writes and sails!

•I Am a Mirror~A poem about how you are a reflection of all who came before you!

•Do the Rosa Parks~A poem celebrating the strength of Rosa Parks!

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017)

Poetry by: Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Illustrator: Ekua Holmes

☄This poetry book celebrates 20 great poets including:

•Maya Angelou

•Gwendolyn Brooks

•Robert Frost

•Nikki Giovanni

•Langston Hughes


•Emily Dickenson

Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing (2017)

Poetry by: Marilyn Singer

Illustrator: Kristi Valiant

☄These poems will get you up and moving to the beat! Marilyn Singer has written poems based on popular dances such as the Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Merengue, Square Dance and masny more! A CD of Marilyn Singer reciting each poem set to the music for each dance is also included! A fun way to introduce children to poetry and dance!

I’m Still Here in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs (2003)

Are You Quite Polite? (2006)

Author: Alan Katz

Illustrator: David Catrow

☄Poems or silly songs? You be the judge? Either way you will not be able to get through one of these without laughing, especially with titles such as:


•I’m a Menace

•Six Brussel Sprouts

•Peter the Sneezer

•Don’t Talk with Beans in Your Mouth

My Parents Think I’m Sleeping (2007)

Poetry by: Jack Prelutsky

Illustrator: Yossi Abolafia

☄Perfect poems for PJ’s and bedtime!

•Night Is Here

•A Spooky Sort of Shadow

•I Have Been in Bed for Hours

•I’m Awake, I’m Awake

I’m Glad I’m Me: Poems about You (2006)

Poetry by: Jack Prelutsky

Illustrator: Nancy Meyers

☄More poems by Prelutsky celebrating wonderful, special and fabulous you!

•I’m All Mixed Up

•Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face

•I Am Cuter Than A Button

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