Resource Roundup: Poetry

 Resource Roundup: 
My Favorite Poetry Resources 

For Mom/Reference:
The Well Read Poem Podcast
Mentor Books of Poetry
Dover Thrift Editions
Dover Thrift 100 Best Loved Poems
Wordsworth Poetry Library Volumes
World Poetry Anthology
Everyman Series by Donald Thomas
Prayers Written at Valima by Roberts Louis Stevenson (out of print, watch for it used!) 
A World That Sings: Favorite Verses of Helen Lowrie Marshall  (out of print, watch for it used!) 
The Standard Book of British and American Verse by Nella Braddy (out of print- watch antique stores!)

Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes by Clyde Watson (also Christmas Rhymes and Feast of Songs) 
A Mother Goose Treasury by Kate Greenaway
Mother Goose Treasury by Priscilla Lamont
Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose
The Dandelion Mother Goose by June Goldsborough
Tomie dPaola’s Mother Goose
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright
Father Gander Nursery Rhymes
Iza Trapani Picture Books
Kin Eagle Picture Books
Hey Diddle Diddle and Other Rhymes by Bright Sparks
Catch It If You Can by Brian Thompson
Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young by Jack Prelutsky
Anna Banana- 101 Jump Rope Rhymes by Joanna Cole

Nonsense Poetry: 
Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense 
When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne 
Lewis Carroll: Jabberwocky and Other Poems 

Single Poets:
A Child’s Garden of Verses
Dover Thrift Editions
Poetry for Young People
Cottage Press Poetry Readers
The Golden Store: An Illustrated Selection of Poetry by William Wordsworth by Nancy Martin
The Complete Poems of William Shakespeare by George Gesner 

Other Resources for Poetry Lessons: 
Under the Home Poetry Programs  
Under the Home Year 5 Poetry: Poetic Forms 
Gone Camping and Gone Fishing Novels in Verse (with notes and explanations of types of poems) 
Kid's Magnetic Poetry Kit

Single Poem Picture Books:
Paul Revere’s Ride (Longfellow) illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Frost)  illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Father, We Thank You (Emerson) illustrated by Mark Graham
Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Field) illustrated by David McPhail

Ten Thousand Stars/ Heroes, Horses and Harvest Moons Illustrated Readers by Jim Weiss
A Child’s First Book of Poems illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres (Golden Book)
Treasury of Poetry by Alistair Hedley
The Golden Books Family Treasury of Poetry by Louis Untermeyer
The Children’s Classic Poetry Collection by Nicola Baxter
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky/ Arnold Lobel
To Ride a Butterfly by Nancy Larrick and Wendy Lamb
Favorite Poems Old and New by Helen Ferris
Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy

Themed Poetry:
The Rose in my Garden by Arnold Lobel
Anna’s Garden Songs by Mary Q. Steele
Flower Fairies Series by Cicely Mary Barker
Poems of Flowers by Gail Harvey
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian
Earth Verses and Water Rhymes by J. Patrick Lewis
A Pot O’ Gold by Kathleen Krull
Alphabestiary by Jane Yolen (and other Nature Poem collections by Jane Yolen)
Felines by Martha Paulos
Lullabies and Good Night by Stephen Elkins (out of print and rare-watch for it used!) 
Making Friends With Frankenstein by Colin McNaughton

Seasonal Favorites:
Turtle in July by Marilyn Singer
Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak (nonsense rhymes for each month) 
Julie Andrew’s Treasury for All Seasons
The Sun is Up: A Child’s Year of Poems by William Jay Smith and Carol Ra
Sing a Song of Seasons by Nosy Crow 

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