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
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
48 Pages

Who Was Walt Whitman?
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
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop

A World Full of Poems
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
204 Pages
DK Children

Change Sings
A Children's Anthem
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
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

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

The Tree in Me
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
$18.99 US
Mar 16, 2021
56 Pages
Rocky Pond Books

A Place to Start a Family
Poems About Creatures That Build
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
32 Pages

That Is My Dream!
A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation"
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.
$18.99 US
Oct 03, 2017
32 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books