April is National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate and promote the reading of poetry in all forms. Poems come in all shapes and sizes. Poems can be long or short, happy or sad. A poem can make you laugh or make you cry, sometimes both at the same time. Check out one of these wonderful poetry books and celebrate poetry all month long!
My Dog May Be a Genius: Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Poems Have Roots: New Poems by Lilian Moore
Weird Pet Poems by Dilys Evans
American Sports Poems selected by R. R. Knudson and May Swenson
Poems Go Clang: A Collection of Noisy Verse illustrated by Debi Gliori
Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest
There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker