articles about children’s poetry

Essential Children's Collection

Two respected children’s literature consultants recommend poetry for school and public library collections.

Poetry Written by Children

Lyne, Sandford, ed. Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by Young People. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Nye, Naomi Shihab, ed. Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets. New York: Greenwillow, 2000.


Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D.
Texas Women's University
School of Library and Information Studies

Bernadette Nowakowski
Director, Children and Young Adult Services
Chicago Public Libraries

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