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April is Poetry Month!

April 8, 2021

Evening sky glistens

Awash with dazzling colors

Sun whispers goodnight

~CSO

How about a little haiku to begin poetry month? An idea. Three lines. Seventeen syllables – 5-7-5. Voilà!

There is joy to be found in words that paint pictures. Choose any book below and immerse yourself and your family in the world of poetry. Read. Relax. Enjoy.

A World Full of Poems: Inspiring Poetry for Children selected by Sylvia Vardell, DK Children, 2020.

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and other Nonsense written by Chris Harris and illustrated by Lane Smith, Little, Brown Books for Young Children updated version 2020.

My First Book of Haiku Poems: A Picture, a Poem, and a Dream written by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen and illustrated by Tracy Gallup, Tuttle Publishing, 2019.

One Last Word written by Nikki Grimes, Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2017.

The Poetry of US edited by J. Patrick Lewis, National Geographic Kids, 2018.

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems written by Bob Raczka, Roaring Book Press, 2016.

The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom written and illustrated by Lita Judge, Roaring Book Press, March 2021.

The Dance of the Bees written by Fran Nuño, illustrated by Zuzanna Celej, translated by Jon Brokenbrow, Cuento de Luz SL, February 2021.

Poetry Sings!

April 4, 2019

April is National Poetry Month.

Meghan Trainor sings, “…I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass…” She’s got the rhythm. She’s got the beat. So does poetry. It’s all about using language to create rhythm and sounds that have the ability to elicit emotions. Meghan Trainor sings and so does poetry.

Poetry can be many things —evocative, lively, joyful, whimsical, humorous. During National Poetry Month, take some time to find your favorite type of poetry and enjoy!

Below are some delightful poetry book suggestions for young readers.

Sing a Song of Seasons

My First Book of Haiku Poems

Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

More poetry book suggestions:

4 Great Kids’ Books for National Poetry Month

Other websites to check out for National Poetry Month.

Reading Rockets

30 Ways to Celebrate — A Poem A Day and More

 

 

It’s Poetry Month!

April 3, 2014

Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry, has always been a favorite of mine. With only seventeen syllables in the entire poem, its simplicity is deceiving. Usually written about nature, crafting a haiku that speaks to its readers takes thought and creativity.

The book, The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons, written by Sid Farrar and illustrated by Ilse Plume is an excellent way to introduce young readers and writers to a specific form of poetry. The author writes about the changing canvas of the earth as winter, spring, summer, and fall come and go. Accompanying the seasonal poems are beautiful illustrations by Ilse Plume. The book lends itself to teaching syllables and experiencing the glories of nature as it wakes up from a long winter’s nap and evolves throughout the year. I recommend this book as a way to celebrate nature and Poetry Month.

 


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