Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A Platter of Charming Poetry

A Platter of Charming Poetry

Poems about ...

... reading ~ Good Books, Good Times! By Lee Bennett Hopkins

... limericks ~ Pigericks, by Arnold Lobel

... a famous midnight ride ~ Paul Revere's Ride; by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

... children growing up in a big city ~ Bronzeville Boys and Girls, by Gwendolyn Brooks

... Victorian children, beautifully illustrated, by Victorian poet ~ Marigold Garden, by Kate Greenaway

... the weather ~ I Like Weather, by Aileen Fisher

... nature ~ In the Woods, In the Meadows, In the Sky, by Aileen Fisher

... the moon ~ Moon's the North Winds Cooky, by Susan Russo

... the wonderful story of a young boy finding a rabbit ~ Listen, Rabbit, by Aileen Fisher

... the well-known old tale of a ratcatcher ~ Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning

... various stories and people in the Bible (favourites in our library!) ~ Pillars of Pepper & Don't Mess with Moses!

... which words go well together ~ Some Things Go Together, by Charlotte Zolotow

Poems by the author of Winnie the Pooh ( a delightful collection) ~ When We Were Very Young, by A. A. Milne

... by a beloved illustrator ~ First Poems of Childhood, by Tasha Tudor

A story of a little girl that meets poet Emily Dickinson (not a poem, but fabulous) ~ Emily, by Michael Bedard

A poem set in the World War I era ~ Long Ago in Oregon, Claudia Lewis

A poem written by a young pilot in WWII (John Magee)  ~ High Flight, by Linda Granfield

How to write poems yourself  (inspiring) ~ Poetry Pointers, by Rod & Staff


  1. Hi Dani,
    We had a "poet-tea" last week, one day. We set out snacks and read poetry out loud together. Then we wrote some of our own poetry. Nice and relaxing!

  2. That's the way it should be - nourishing! : )