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.