A Poetry Month Booklist: 66 of Our Favourite Rhyming Books and Poetry Collections

Saturday, March 28, 2009.

Looking for fabulous rhyming books and poetry collections for your Poetry Month Celebration? Check out some of our all time favourites:

And don’t forget to check out the Poetry Month excitement starting Wednesday at The Miss Rumphius Effect and GottaBook — between the two of them, they’ll treat us to more than 66 poets and previously unpublished poems, at least one a day for the entire month.

Have a happy Poetry Month!!

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Comment by Gregory Walters

March 30, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

Thanks for all the recommendations. Since you listed Zorgamazoo, let me also suggest some other novel-length poetry books. I cannot think of a better book to celebrate a variety of poetry than Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog. Her follow-up, Hate That Cat, is just as endearing. Both books involve a series of writings by a boy named Jack who responds to comments from his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, as she tries to bring out the poet in her student (and learn about a part of his life he is initially reluctant to discuss). Students can make inferences about the teacher’s comments which are not published. Jack also provides his own reactions to a series of poems the teacher introduces and these poems are found in the back of each book.

As well, for a comparative study for students in grades six and up, have a look at Newbery Medal book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse and Governor General Award winning The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter.


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