National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and we are ready!

Poetry books abound! Celebrate rhyme, rhythm, song, and structure with thematic collections, novels in verse, biographies of poets, and single poems that stretch across whole picture books. When we give children poetry, we give them new ways to connect with the written word.


Title Spotlight

Change Sings
Amanda Gorman and Loren Long

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long.

In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

Additional Women's History Month Titles

Everything in Its Place
Pauline David-Sax and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
Welcome to the Cypher
Khodi Dill and Awuradwoa Afful
Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad
Emma Otheguy and Adriana Dominguez
Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachman
Build a House
Rhiannon Giddens and Monica Mikai
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
Susan Hood and Christiane Engel
Poems in the Attic
Nikki Grimes and Elizabeth Zunon
Sonny Rollins Plays the Bridge
Gary Golio and James E. Ransome
A Library
Nikki Giovanni
Golden Girl
Reem Faruqi
Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Nikki Grimes
Kiyoshi’s Walk
Mark Karlins and Nicole Wong
Singing with Elephants
Margarita Engle
My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela
Monica Brown and John Parra
No Voice Too Small
Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
David Bowles
My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness
Georgia Heard and Isabel Roxas

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