National Poetry Day

2 Oct

npd_logo_colour_landscapeContrary to what I believed (Poetry Month being April), National Poetry Day is on October 2nd.  Upon further research (because that’s what I do)… it’s National Poetry Day in England!  That being said, I’m going to share a few of my favorite poetry books that are accessible to all ages.

614NVnh3ePL__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_In the Sea by David Elliott
A wonderful book, that has beautiful illustrations that works really well for story time!  And it’s a great way to introduce parents with young children to reading poetry!National-Geographic-book-of-animal-poetry

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!
This book has amazing photographs of all types of animals with poetry about them as well.  A perfect book for animal lovers!

5178QkCbbWL__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Guyku: A Year of Haikus for Boys by Bob Raczka
If you’re looking for a way to connect boys with poetry, try Guyku – a perfect fit!

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer61QBNJXJmIL__SL500_AA300_
If you have had the chance to see this book, it’s insanely creative and absolutely genius!

UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems & Paintings by Douglas Florian
A great way to incorporate informational text and poetry together!  With fun, bright paintings as well!

*and of course, anything by Shel UNBEELIEVABLES%20coverSilverstein!


2 Responses to “National Poetry Day”

  1. Ramona October 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    I know and love all of these except In the Sea by David Harrison. I’m off to request it right now. So excited because tonight I get to hear Ted Kooser speak. Yeah for poetry!!

    • literacious October 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      If you any other suggestions that work well in programming, let me know!

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