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Fun Poetry Books for Kids

Children are among poetry's most ardent fans, and this is a list of collections sure to delight them.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged poetry for kids, 49th kids

If I Had a Million Onions

by (author) Sheree Fitch
illustrated by Yayo

Garbage Delight Classic Edition

by (author) Dennis Lee
illustrated by Frank Newfeld

The Bug House Family Restaurant

by (author) Beverley Brenna
illustrated by Marc Mongeau

'Til All the Stars Have Fallen

Canadian Poems for Children

by (author) David Booth
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

What Can You Do With Only One Shoe

Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent

by (author) Sheryl Shapiro & Simon Shapiro
illustrated by Francis Blake

Lasso the Wind

Aurelia's Verses and other Poems

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
illustrated by Susan Tooke

Half for You and Half for Me

Best-loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them

by (author) Katherine Govier
illustrated by Sarah Clement

Earth Magic

by (author) Dionne Brand
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Owl and the Pussycat, The

by (author) Edward Lear
illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things

Atlantic Canadian Poetry and Verse for Children

edited by Sheree Fitch & Anne Hunt

All the World a Poem

by (author) Gilles Tibo
illustrated by Manon Gauthier
translated by Erin Woods

Rooster Summer

by (author) Robert Heidbreder
illustrated by Madeline Kloepper