Poetry Reviews

Single Author Collections:
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Read! Read! Read!
With My Hands: Poems about Making Things
Anna Grossnickle Hines
Pieces: A Year in Poems 
Arnold Lobel
The Frogs and Toads All Sang
Odd Owls and Stout Pigs
Avis Harley
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways
Betsy Franco
A Curious Collection of Cats
A Dazzling Display of Dogs
Bob Raczka
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys
Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from One Word
Charles Edward Carryl
The Camel's Lament illustrated by Charles Santore 
David Elliott
In the Sea
In the Wild
On the Farm
In the Past
Deborah Ruddell 
Today at the Bluebird Café: A Branchful of Birds
A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems
Douglas Florian
UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems & Paintings
Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All
Edward Lear
The Duck and the Kangaroo illustrated by Jane Wattenberg
Elaine Magliaro
Things to Do 
Gail Carson Levine
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems
Halfdan Rasmussen
A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young
Helen Frost
Step Gently Out 
J. Patrick Lewis
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies
Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles 
The Underwear Salesman and Other Jobs for Better or Verse
Jack Prelutsky
Camille Saint-Saens's The Carnival of the Animals with New Verses
If Not for the Cat
I've Lost My Hippopotamus 
My Dog May Be a Genius
Jane Yolen
Animal Fare
Bird Watch
Dear Mother, Dear Daughter with Heidi E. Y. Stemple
The Emily Sonnets: The Life of Emily Dickinson 
Snow, Snow: Winter Poems for Children
Water Music
Joan Bransfield Graham
Flicker Flash
Joyce Sidman 
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors
Songs of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors
Karma Wilson
What's the Weather Inside? 
Kristine O'Connell George 
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems
The Great Frog Race and Other Poems 
Laura Purdie Salas
Bookspeak!: Poems about Books
Lee Wardlaw
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Linda Ashman
Stella, Unleashed
Lisa Wheeler
The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses
Margarita Engle
Bravo! Poems about amazing Hispanics
Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote
Marilyn Singer 
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom
Michael J. Rosen
The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems 
Michelle Schaub 
Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market
Myra Cohn Livingston
Cricket Never Does 
Nicola Davies
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals
Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest
I Didn't Do It
Richard Wright
Seeing Into Tomorrow
Sydell Rosenberg
H Is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku Poems from A to Z
Tracie Vaughn Zimmerman
Steady Hands: Poems about Work
Valerie Worth
Pug and Other Animal Poems
Multiple Author Collections:
Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems edited by Georgia Heard
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth
Poetry Speaks Who I Am edited by Elise Paschen
A Bunch of Punctuation selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen
World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Verse Novels:
Applesauce Weather by Helen Frost
Borrowed Names by Jeannine Atkins
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
Girl Coming in for a Landing by April Halprin Wayland
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson 
Loose Threads by Lorie Ann Grover
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Three Rivers Rising by James Richards
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill

Other Books of Note:
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! by Jane O'Connor
The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires
Nobody's Secret by Michaela MacColl
Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing by Laura Purdie Salas
Pizza, Pigs, Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Other Poetry Posts of Note:
Happy National Poetry Month 2013
Teen Poetry Event 2013
National Poetry Month 2013 Flannel Friday Post
Happy National Poetry Month 2012
Nursery Rhymes & Poetry Felt Sets for a Flannel Board

Last Updated on July 1, 2019.

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