articles about children’s poetry

Essential Children's Collection

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


Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, ed. The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Fifth Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004.

Vardell, Sylvia M. Poetry Aloud Here!: Sharing Poetry With Children in the Library. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006.


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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