Poetry for Pipsqueaks

Poetry for young kids, whether they be pipsqueaks or not.
Updated September 19, 2022
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Where the sidewalk ends the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein
Silverstein, Shel.
Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. ...
Forget-me-nots : poems to learn by heart
Hoberman, Mary Ann.
When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever. From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series comes this new collection of...
Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat
Giovanni, Nikki.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INCLUDED IN THE BOOKLIST TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH! Perfect for fans of A B to Jay-Z and Nikki Giovanni who are seeking modern hip hop poetry books for kids. Our consensus is Hip Hop Speaks to Children is the most essential poetry purchase to make this year...
Oxford illustrated book of American children's poems
American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium. Some of the best of these poems, however,have been...
Poems to learn by heart
In this diverse collection, #1 New York Times best-selling author and editor Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, and poetry-lovers new and old. There's a poem to celebrate every...
Words with wings a treasury of African American poetry and art
African-American poetry and art take wing and soar in this collection compiled by Belinda Rochelle. With work that spans the nineteenth century through the present, this stunning collection pairs twenty poems by distinguished African-American poets with twenty works of art by acclaimed...
Thirteen moons on a turtle's back a Native American year of moons
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Each legend in this lyrical collection of Native American mythology is taken from a different tribe, and recounts how these people related the cycles of the moon to the seasons. Full color.
Guess who haiku!
Caswell, Deanna
The picture book Guess Who, Haiku is a unique poetic guessing game illustrated by bestselling and beloved artist Bob Shea. Author Deanna Caswell's playful take on the inventive Japanese form of poetry offers clues about the creatures hiding on...
Roald Dahl's Revolting rhymes
Dahl, Roald.
I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. The phoney one, the one you know, Was cooked up years and years ago. . . . With his famous wicked humor and the cunning of a big bad wolf, master storyteller and satirist Roald Dahl...
Under the mambo moon
Durango, Julia
On summer nights Marisol helps out in Papi's music store. As customers come and go, they share memories of the Latin music and dance of their various homelands, expressed in a dazzling array of poetry. The diversity of Latin American music is brought to life in poems that swivel, sway, and sizzle...
Joyful noise poems for two voices
Fleischman, Paul.
This unique and clever Newbery Medal-winning poetry collection, beloved by readers and teachers alike, has remained a favorite for more than fifteen years. Paul Fleischman's remarkable poems for two voices are perfectly framed by Eric Beddows' black and white drawings, and the redesign of this new...
Tap dancing on the roof sijo (poems)
Park, Linda Sue.
A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing...
New kid on the block poems
Prelutsky, Jack.
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Dark emperor and other poems of the night
Sidman, Joyce.
A 2011 Newbery Honor Book  Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze, come smell your way among the trees, come touch rough bark and leathered leaves: Welcome to the night. Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral...
Mirror mirror a book of reversible verse
Singer, Marilyn.
With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror! "Remarkable."-The Washington Post "This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art...
If I were in charge of the world and other worries poems for children and their parents
Viorst, Judith.
If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel oatmeal, Monday mornings, Allergy shots, and also Sara Steinberg. All of us have times when we wish that we were in charge of the world...when we envy girls with ten best friends and gold watches...when we take an eight-block detour to avoid bumping into...
There is a flower at the tip of my nose smelling me
Walker, Alice, 1944-
There is a road At the bottom Of my Foot Walking me. In a beautifully poetic and gently provocative text, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker invites readers young and old to see the world -- and our place in it -- through new eyes. Glowing colors and...
Brown girl dreaming
Woodson, Jacqueline.
A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.   Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt...
Animal poems
Worth, Valerie.
"Ms. Worth brilliantly employs all aspects of the poet's craft." - The New York Times Book Review Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this posthumous collection by Valerie Worth carefully distinguishes one animal from all other creatures and captures it in all of its...
R is for rhyme a poetry alphabet
Young, Judy.
Bring the magic of poetry to life with R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet. From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a delightful collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an...

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