April is poetry month.

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.

Enjoy spring and April and enjoy some poetry!
april is a dog's dream
the soft grass is growing
the sweet breeze is blowing
the air all full of singing feels just right
so no excuses now
we're going to the park
to chase and charge and chew
and I will make you see
what spring is all about
When Green Becomes TomatoesAnimal ArkThank You, EarthJabberwalkingOnce Upon A StarOne Last WordOut of WonderFeel the BeatI'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-upsRunny Babbit ReturnsUnder the Silver MoonJazz DayEcho EchoWhat Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?Ode to A CommodeJump Back, PaulBeastly VerseNeon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other PoemsPoems to Learn by HeartI've Lost My Hippopotamus