Books for National Poetry Month

By Kaitlyn Spotts | April 14 2022 | GeneralEnglish Language Arts

April is National Poetry Month, reminding us of poetry’s important role in our culture and in our classrooms. We are celebrating by appreciating a few titles that highlight the lives and work of inspiring poets.

 


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Poetry Titles for Elementary School

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
978-0-593-30735-9
The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.
$18.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
Hardcover
48 Pages
Kokila

Who Was Walt Whitman?
978-0-399-54398-2
How did a New York printer become one of the most influential poets of all time? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!
$5.99 US
Feb 02, 2021
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop

A World Full of Poems
DK
978-1-4654-9229-6
A gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings.
$19.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
Hardcover
204 Pages
DK Children

Change Sings
A Children's Anthem
978-0-593-20322-4
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller   A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long    
$18.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
978-0-394-85010-8
The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry now has a new cover design!
$22.99 US
Sep 12, 1983
Hardcover
248 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

The Tree in Me
978-0-593-11259-5
A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes
$17.99 US
Mar 16, 2021
Hardcover
56 Pages
Rocky Pond Books

A Place to Start a Family
Poems About Creatures That Build
978-1-62354-162-0
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies.
$9.99 US
Jul 30, 2019
Paperback
32 Pages
Charlesbridge

That Is My Dream!
A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation"
978-0-399-55017-1
One of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, "Dream Variation," is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float.
$17.99 US
Oct 03, 2017
Hardcover
32 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books