Kid-friendly Poetry Books and Web Sites


  • A Garden of Poets: Poetry Writing in the Elementary Classroom, by Mary Kenner Glover, NCTE, 1999.

  • Awakening the Heart, by Georgia Heard, Heinemann, 2000.

  • Kids’ Poems: Teaching Children to Love Writing Poetry, by Regie Routman, Scholastic, 2001.

  • Wishes, Lies and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry, by Kenneth Koch, HarperPerennial, 1980.

Web Sites

Return to the Power of Poetry: Using Verse to Give Kids a Voice.