KidZone Poetry:


Celebrate National Poetry Month by enjoying some poetry and wordplay. Here are some books and websites to get you started.

Internet Links
Poetry for KidsPoetry4kids
Poetry site of author Kenn Nesbitt. You can read some poems, play word games, enter a contest, or submit your own writing.
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
Poetry site by Poet Gareth Lancaster, listing his latest children's poetry, latest news, other poetry links, etc.
Giggle Poetry
Funny games and poems that will keep your belly aching the whole day.


Funbrain - Word Games
Interactive word games for kids, teachers, and parents - including encouragement for kids to write their own wacky stories and poetry.
Funny Poems for Kids: Family Friend Poems
Collection of different types of poetry for kids on several sujects such as school, Mom & Dad, etc. Also a good please to learn about various types of poetry.
Articles & Databases
Read a book, hear a story, or watch a film on this fun website from Scholastic.



Print & Media Resources
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury book coverThe 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Selected by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Meilo So
J 811 T
A collection of more than 200 poems by such modern poets as Nikki Grimes, John Ciaardi, Karla Kushkin, Ted Hughes, E.E. Cummings, Eve Merriam, Deborah Chandra, Arnold Adoff, and more than 100 others.


Here's A Little Poem book coverHere's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
Collected by Jan Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
J 811 H
A collection of poems for children with the various themes of self, family, going outside and when it is time for bed.


Me I Am! book coverMe I Am!
by Jack Prelutsky
J 811 P
An illustrated poem which celebrates children who enjoy doing all kids of activities. This poem originally appeared in The Random House book of poetry for children, published in 1983.
Monster Goose book coverMonster Goose
by Judy Sierra
J 811 S
A collection of twenty-five nursery rhymes, rewritten to feature vampires, ghouls, mummies, the Loch Ness monster, and other fearsome creatures.


A City Is book coverA City Is: Poems
by Norman Rosten
J 811 R
An illustrated collection of poems about New York City.


The Tighty Whitey Spider book coverThe Tighty Whitey Spider : and more Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up
by Kenn Nesbitt J 811 N
A collection of wacky animal poems by Ken Nesbitt.


Leave Your Sleep book coverLeave Your Sleep (kit): A collection of Classic Children's Poetry
adapted by Natalie Merchant
Book & CD J-E
Presents a collection of adaptations of the poetry to music, including Jack Prelustsky, E.E. Cummings and Edward Lear.