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Children's Poetry Recommendation List

In honor of National Poetry Month this April, here is a list of wonderful children's poetry books to get you and your kids inspired.

If you know any young poets, please encourage them to enter their work in our "St. Louis Shelter In / Share Out" Poetry Collection, to be published this Spring. For more information, please visit our website.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat [With CD] (Poetry Speaks Experience) Cover Image
By Nikki Giovanni, Alicia Vergel de Dios (Illustrator), Damian Ward (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781402210488
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Published: Sourcebooks - October 1st, 2008

This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544105072
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 25th, 2014

UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings Cover Image
By Douglas Florian, Douglas Florian (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442426528
Availability: Special Order
Published: Beach Lane Books - March 6th, 2012

The Ghostly Carousel Cover Image
By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512426618
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2018

Scranimals Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060753689
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2006

No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316416528
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Step Gently Out Cover Image
By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763695170
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Published: Candlewick - February 13th, 2018

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547315836
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

This Place I Know Gift Edition: Poems of Comfort Cover Image
By Georgia Heard (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780763628758
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2006

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763699710
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Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents Cover Image
By Judith Viorst, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689707704
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1984

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763681685
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Published: Candlewick - February 25th, 2019

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Cover Image
By Chris Harris, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9780316266574
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722361
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 8th, 2016