Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
It’s the final Poetry Friday of the year, and I’m going to wrap up with a simple list of my favorite poetry picture books that I read for the first time this year. These are the ones I rated 4 or 5 stars on Goodreads. Disclaimer: I occasionally forget to rate a book or even enter it in Goodreads entirely, so I’m sure I’ve left out a few favorites here. Also, this does not include novels in verse, single poem picture books, etc. These are all collections. But the bottom line is that I heartily recommend all these titles. If you’ve missed some, I hope you’ll check them out–especially the ones by our Poetry Friday friends!
Super-clever shape poems!
Fabulous collaboration by Charles and Irene! Oh, shoot. A novel in verse, actually. But many of the poems stand beautifully alone, and it’s wonderfully illustrated, so I’m leaving it in. (So there!)
I knew I’d miss some! Breathe and Be, mindfulness poems, was one of my very favorites this year, but despite blogging about it here twice and reviewing it on Amazon, I had neglected to review it on Goodreads. So adding it now! Don’t miss this one!
Glorious poems about reading. Enough said.
Stunning art and gorgeous poems by one of the first kidlit poetry bloggers I followed!
A new collection by J. Patrick Lewis is always cause for celebration. Fabulous parodies and great model of using mentor texts.
This celebration of poetry and poets is another fantastic example of using mentor texts.
This collection is even more fun than an actual trip to a farmers’ market.
Love hearing Marilyn Singer read her poems in the audiobook edition!
Technically a board book, but the poems and oh-my-goodness the art! Not babyish at all.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet-teacher Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe.