Books for National Poetry Month

By Luis Diaz | March 9 2023 | English 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 showcasing a few titles that highlight the lives and work of inspiring poets.


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Poetry Titles for Elementary School

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • AN AMERICAN INDIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION HONOR BOOK • A BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK HONOR AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY School Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • The Horn Book • NPR • The Bulletin • Kirkus Reviews US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s iconic poem "Remember," illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade, invites young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world around them, and to remember the importance of their place in it.
$18.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
40 Pages
Random House Studio

From a Newbery Medal-winning author and a New York Times bestselling illustrator comes a deeply moving ode to the complexity and uniqueness of every child.
$18.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
48 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The Lost Language
The quest to save the words of a dying language - and to find the words to save what may be a dying friendship - lies at the heart of this exquisite verse novel.
$8.99 US
Nov 01, 2022
304 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books

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

Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers?
Based on the viral poem by Coretta Scott King honoree Junauda Petrus, this picture book debut imagines a radically positive future where police aren’t in charge of public safety and community well-being.
$18.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
32 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers

Eb & Flow
A ten-day suspension has tweens De'Kari and Ebony seeing the world with a fresh perspective. Don't miss this poignant novel in verse from the award-winning author of Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero.
$16.99 US
Mar 14, 2023
224 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers

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

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