Form poetry for children? Yes! But also for you, at any age. Writing a poem in form can wake up a sleepy idea and make it bright.
Is your story not working? Try rescuing a story through poetry! That’s what happened when a dog named Rascal met a ghazal.
Children’s poetry speaks to the child within us. Join us as we read Joyce Sidman’s “What the Heart Knows” for National Poetry Month.
“Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and illustrated by Hasani Browne tells crow stories in poetry for young readers.
Celebrate Take Your Poet to School Week “where the sidewalk ends.” Shel Silverstein makes his debut for next week’s big event.
Our preparation for this year’s Take Your Poet to School Week continues with the light and whimsical poems of Ogden Nash.
In 1686, the English Puritan minister and writer John Bunyan published what we know today as “Divine Emblems,” the first book of poetry for children.
The poems of “Terrapin and Other Poems” by Wendell Berry contain an essential and childlike innocence; the illustrations by Tom Pohrt match that innocence.
A Poets and Poems review of Roger McGough’s “As Far As I Know, ” a collection of poems published last year that includes both serious and fun poems.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton takes a toddler to the park and remembers a children’s poem while doing underdog pushes on the swing.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton reads Llamas in Pajamas — and 10 great children’s poetry books — with her kids. In fleecy pajamas.
Ann Kroeker reflects on teaching poetry to her children through such simple routines and rituals as reading poetry at the dinner table.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton lets William Stafford’s poem “What’s in Your Journal” build a foundation of images and metaphors to talk poetry with children.