My kids love Jack Prelutsky. When he comes to Poetry Tea Time my kids are always delighted. His poems are silly and amazing and we absolutely love to use his poetry. http://jackprelutsky.com/
Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies is a favorite of my kids. There is even a CD included and we will play it for Poetry Tea Time sometimes as an added level of enchantment.
Caroline Kennedy’s Poems to Learn By Heart is a fantastic collection so diverse and engaging!
Joyful Noise Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman is a really fun way to bring a collaborative note to Poetry Tea Time. I read them with my oldest right now and I look forward to the day when my kids can read them together!
Good Poems Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor is another one of my go to anthologies. There are so many gems in these pages. It is a book I find myself reaching for with a cup of coffee in the morning before the kids are up!
Just a Couple more Favorites
This collection of Poetry for Young People is fantastic. We absolutely love this collection of Robert Frost poems. The poems are organized by season so it is great for seasonal tea times. But I will say of all the books my kids grab this one the most often.
We love all things Jane Yolen this is her latest offering and it is so beautiful. But really anything Jane Yolen is a hit around here.
I hope you decide to join us for Poetry Tea Time. It really is one of my favorite routine celebrations. Keep an eye out for some poetry projects that we are doing together as a family. Some hands on ways of enjoying poetry together! In the meantime, come like my on Facebook. I’d love to chat with you there!