Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Children's Poetry

I think that I've written about this book before when it was Kyle's "Kids' Pick", but since the Children's Classics topic this month is poetry, I have to post again about this favorite anthology of mine (and Kyle's).

The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry is recently published, but in my mind you can't get more "classic" than the authors included here: Bill Martin, Jr., Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Margaret Wise Brown, Mother Goose, Jack Prelutsky and Judith Viorst.

This is such a fun and beautiful book. The bright colors you see on the cover continue throughout the book. The book not only contains wonderful poems, but also great art by Lois Ehlert and Steven Kellogg among others.

Do you like children's poetry? Are there certain poets or anthologies that you'd recommend? Leave a comment with your suggestion (or a link to your post) over at the 5 Minutes for Books' Children's Classic carnival today.

8 comments:

Amy said...

This one looks great, Jennifer! It reminds me of the one I posted--Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Oh yes, I remember you mentioning this one before. Definitely looks good. Our newest poetry book is What's the Weather Inside? by Karma Wilson (the author of the Bear Snores On, etc. series).

morninglight mama said...

I must have missed your previous mention of this-- it looks fantastic! What a great list of poets and the cover is so very inviting. :) I'll have to look for this one for our collection!

mommablogsalot said...

Oh this sounds like a good one - I'll definitely have to check this out!

Carrie said...

I figured this would be your pick! =) It IS a good anthology, I'll agree with you there!

Marinela said...

This sounds really good one :)

Bluestocking said...

I picked a poem from a book.

Mine

Carol Henson Keesee said...

There is a new book that was just released April 1, 2009 called The Angry Thunderstorm. This is a story of an angry storm and a frightened little girl. This story is written in rhythm and rhyme using a robust vocabulary. Reading specialists across the country are praising this book. It is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and all the major online retailers.