April is poetry month. Share a poem with a friend, a family member, your pet, or a stuffed animal. Read poetry by yourself, to yourself, out loud, or in your heart.
Where to start?
The Poetry Foundation has a great website, opens a new window with access to lots of poems. They have a section just for children.
You can also listen, opens a new window to a podcast, opens a new window of the 2018-2019 Young People's Poet Laureate, Margarita Engel, talk about poetry and hear her message to children. You can learn more about Margarita at her website, opens a new window.
Here are 20 newer books of poetry for children, opens a new window that you can check out. You will find more poetry for children at all of the branch libraries of the St. Tammany Parish Library in the Children's Nonfiction section under call number J811.