Saturday, November 5, 2016

80 Poetry Books for K-3 Children

from Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

  1. all the small poems and fourteen more
    by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Valerie Babbitt
  2. Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
  3. Amazing Places by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Christy Hale, Chris Soentpiet
  4. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams
  5. Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems / Los Ángeles Andan en Bicicleta y otros poemas de otoñ by Francisco Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  6. Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
  7. Animal Poems of the Iguazú / Animalario del Iguazú by Francisco Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez  

  8. Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrations by Beth Krommes
  9. Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics, by Margarita Engle, illustrations by Rafael López.
  10. Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus 
  11. Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  12. Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak
  13. A City Is by Norman Rosten, illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg 
  14. City Kids: Street and Skyscraper Rhymes by X.J. Kennedy illustrated by Phillippe Béha 
  15. The Cuckoo's Haiku: and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Stanley Fellows
  16. Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices selected by Paul B. Janeczkoillustrated by Melissa Sweet
  17. Doggy Slippers by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, Translated by Elisa Amado
  18. Down by the River: Afro-Caribbean Rhymes, Games, and Songs for Children by Grace Hallworth, illustrated by Caroline Binch
  19. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López 
  20. Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter 
  21. Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Dylan Metrano
  22. Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems by Georgia Heard 
  23. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  24. Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham, illustrated by Nancy Davis                                            
    from Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales 
  25. Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales by Julie Paschkis
  26. Forest Has a Song: Poems by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Robbin Gourley
  27. Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart by Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley
  28. Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Lauren Stringer
  29. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano by Francisco Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  30. Gracias • Thanks by Pat Mora, illustrated by John Parra
  31. Hand Rhymes by Marc Brown
  32. Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry by Jane Yolen
  33. Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Michele Noiset, Jeremy Tugeau, Kristen Balouch, Damian Ward, and Alicia Vergel de Dios
  34. Honey I Love and Other Poems by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Diane and Leo Dillon     
    from Ideas All Around
  35. Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead
  36. Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno by Francisco Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  37. In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist 
  38. In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall by various poets, illustrated by Steptoe
  39. In the Spin of Things: Poetry of Motion by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Karen Dugan 
  40. It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems (I Can Read Level 3) by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Yossi Abolafia
  41. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risueños y otros poemas de primavera by Francisco Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  42. Little Dog and Duncan by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by June Otani
  43. Little Dog Poems by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by June Otani
  44. Little You by Richard Van Camp (Tłı̨chǫ), illustrated by Julie Flett (Cree-Métis) Board book
  45. Marc Brown's Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together by Marc Brown
  46. Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
  47. Movi la mano / I Moved My Hand by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Mandana Sadat, Translated by Elisa Amado
  48. National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar, and Roar! selected by J. Patrick Lewis 
  49. On the Wing by David Elliott, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
  50. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Alexander.
  51. Outside Your Window:A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld
  52. The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children by Davida Adedjouma, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  53. Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
  54. Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines
  55. ¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy and Alice Schertle, illustrated by Vivi Escriva 
  56. A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher 
  57. A Poem as Big as New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple by Teachers Writers Collaborative and Masha D'yans
  58. Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para soñar juntos bFrancisco Alarcón, illustrated by Paula Barragán
  59. Pug: And Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Steve Jenkins 
  60. Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young collected by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Marc Brown
  61. Shoe Magic by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Teddy Widener
  62. Spin a Soft Black Song: Poems for Children by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by George Martins 
  63. Splish Splash by Joan Bransfield Graham, illustrated by Steven M. Scott
  64. A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by LeUyen Pham                                                                                                                                 
    At the beginning of the lesson, children previewed the text and recorded what they noticed and wondered as partners. They continued this practice throughout the reading as well.          
                                                                                                                            
  65. Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera 
  66. Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Emily Jiang, illustrated by April Chu
  67. Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown by Malathi Iyengar, illustrated by Jamel Akib
  68. Thanks a Million by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera  
  69. Tortillas Para Mama and Other Nursery Rhymes: Spanish and English by Margot C. Griego and Laurel H. Kimball, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
  70. Touch the Poem by Arnold Adoff 
  71. Twist: Yoga Poems by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by Julie Paschkis 
  72. Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube by Pat Mora, illustrated by Meilo So
  73. We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp (Tłı̨chǫ), illustrated by Julie Flett (Cree-Métis) board book
  74. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  75. Where Do They Go? by Julia Alvarez, illustrated by Sabra Field
  76. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silvertein
  77. Under the Sunday Tree by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Amos Ferguson
  78. The Upside Down Boy / El niño de cabeza by Juan Herrera, illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez
  79. Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon by Ruth Forman, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc
  80. Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings by Pat Mora, illustrated by Rafael Lopez


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