Articles about Children’s Poetry

Essay Nurseries of Verse
The only way to grow poetry is to make it a habit.
By J. Patrick Lewis


Essay on Children's poetry
Mary Ann Hoberman: 2008 Children's Poet Laureate

Whether writing about llamas in pajamas or befuddled fauna, her poems are always about the puzzlement of language.
By Michael Atkinson

Essay on Children's poetry
Home Appreciation

Homeschoolers are turning a million kids on to poetry—through fun, not homework. Here's how you can do it too.
By Susan Thomsen

Snip, Snip!

A talk with the children's laureate of Britain.
Michael Rosen interviewed by Bruce Black

Essay on Children's poetry
More than Mother Goose

Poems for the kids in your life.
by Julie Danielson and Eisha Prather

Essay on Children's poetry
Lunchbox Poems

Bologna sandwich, apple juice, and a little rhyming wisdom.
by Julie Danielson and Eisha Prather

Poem Sampler
An Xceptional and Xuberant Poet

Jack Prelutsky on the poems of X.J. Kennedy.
By Jack Prelutsky

Essay on Children's poetry
Thank Goodness It’s (Poetry) Friday

It’s an online literary happy hour, without the drinks.
By Susan Thomsen

Essay on Children's poetry
Dragons Pulling Wagons

The Children's Poet Laureate on Karla Kuskin's children's poetry.
By Jack Prelutsky

Articles for Teachers & Students
With A Little Help from Dr. Angelou

Resources for teachers for teaching African American poetry.
By The Editors

Essential Children’s Collection

Essential Children’s Collection
Two respected children’s literature consultants recommend poetry for school and public library collections.
LITERATURE CONSULTANTS Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D. & Bernadette Nowakowski

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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