With April being National Poetry month, we had to share some of our favorite poetry collections. Most of these books were sent to us for review in the past, but they continue to stand out in our mind. I (Jennifer) am sharing 3 of my favorites first, and then I turn the list to Dawn, who shares two of her favorites.
- The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry – This is the first book that always comes to my mind when I think of poetry collections. The combination of new and classic poems and great illustrations is a win-win.
- Kenn Nesbitt’s The Tighty Whitey Spider– I love funny poetry, as does my son. This is one of mine and my son’s favorites.
- I Didn’t Do It! by Patricia Maclachlan – When I was browsing my past poetry reviews, this book featuring dog poetry by an acclaimed children’s book author and beautiful illustrations gave me fond memories.
- Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater – With spring awakening all around us, I find myself spending more time outdoors with my children, so what better time to pull out some nature-themed poetry? This collection offers poems related to all four seasons, with appreciation of the beauty of the natural world evident in them all.
- Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart by Mary Ann Hoberman – With over 100 poems in this wonderful collection, there is something here for every child to enjoy, from young preschoolers to older elementary children.