When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. We’ll be taking a look at classics, rhymes & meter, and novels & nonfiction in verse. Today, we feature books that have a great read-aloud rhyme, rhythm, or both!
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra
“Stone metates inside our casa
help us ground our corn to masa.
Rectangles are flags that fly
above the scoreboard, way up high.
How many rectangles do you spy?”
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Rob Dunlavey
“One, two, three,
four, five, six
crows in a nest
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