Poetry

Poetry and Lyrics

12 Days of Christmas — traditional carol, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
A You’re Adorable — Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, Sidney Lippman, illustrated by Martha Alexander
All For the Newborn Baby — Phyllis Root, illustrated by Nicola Bayley
All Things Bright and Beautiful — Cecil Frances Alexander, illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Almost a Full Moon — Hawksley Workman, illustrated by Jensine Eckwall
America the Beautiful — Katharine Lee Bates, illustrated by Chris Gall
At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter — Nikki Grimes, illustrated by David Frampton
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic — Steven Schnur, illustrated by Leslie Evans
Beastly Verse — selected poets, illustrated by JooHee Yoon
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics — Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Carol of the Brown King: Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Celebration Song: A Poem by James Berry, illustrated by Louise Brierley


A Child’s Calendar — John Updike, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection — poems by Charlotte Zolotow, ill. by Tiphanie Beeke
A Child’s Book of Poems — illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Birding Poems — Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Stan Fellows
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night — Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
Doggy Slippers:Jorge Lujan with contributions of Latin American children, illustrated by Isol
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths — Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse
Emily Dickinson: Poetry for Kids — Emily Dickinson, illustrated by Christine Davenier
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems — selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems — written and illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems — Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse
Forest Has a Song — Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illustrated by Robbin Gourley


Forever Young — Bob Dylan, illustrated by Paul Rogers
Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It: False Apology Poems — Gail Carson Levine, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night — an old song illustrated by Peter Spier
Fresh Picked Poetry — Michelle Schaub, illustrated by Amy Huntington
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat — Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Good King Wenceslas — John M. Neale, illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Haiti My Country — poems by Haitian Schoolchildren, illustrated by Roge
Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry — collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters,  illust. Polly Dunbar
i carry your heart with me — e.e. cummings, illustrated by Mati McDonough
I Heard a Bluebird Sing — Aileen Fisher, illustrations by Jennifer Emery
I Love You A Bushel and A Peck — Frank Loesser, illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year – selected by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, paintings by Marjorie Priceman
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem — J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Johanna Wright
Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise — Tomie dePaola


Little Poems for Tiny Ears — Lin Oliver, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
little tree — e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray
The Lost Words — Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) — Langston Hughes, illustrated by Sean Qualls
Lullaby for Eggs — Betty Bridgman, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones
Man Gave Names to All the Animals — Bob Dylan, illustrated by Jim Arnosky
Manger — selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Helen Cann
Maria Had a Little Llama — adapted and illustrated by Angela Dominguez
A Meal of the Stars — Dana Jensen, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Mirror, Mirror:  A Book of Reversible Verse — Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josée Masse
Moon — Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
My Daddy Rules the World — Hope Anita Smith
My Very First Mother Goose — selected by Iona Opie, illus. Rosemary Wells


National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry — edited by J. Patrick Lewis
The Negro Speaks of Rivers — Langston Hughes, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
The Night Before Christmas — Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
The Night Before Christmas — Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
Not Every Day an Aurora Borealis For Your Birthday — Carl Sandburg, illus. by Anita Lobel
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats — T.S. Eliot, illustrated by Edward Gorey
Olly & Me — written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes
Once Around the Sun — Bobbi Katz, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance — Nikki Grimes, multiple artists
Out and About: A First Book of Poems — written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets — Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley & Marjory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes — collected by Elizabeth Hammill, illustrated by over 70 celebrated artists


The Owl and the Pussycat — Edward Lear, illustrated by James Marshall
The Owl and the Pussycat — Edward Lear, illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes — illustrated by Salley Mavor
A Poem for Every Day of the Year — edited by Allie Esiri
A Poem for Every Night of the Year — edited by Allie Esiri
Poems for the Very Young — selected by Michael Rosen, illus. Bob Graham
Poems in the Attic — Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Poetry for Young People — Robert Frost, edited by Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Henri Sorenson
Red Sings from Treetops — Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Singing in the Rain — illustrated by Tim Hopgood
A Song About Myself: A Poem by John Keats — illustrated by Chris Raschka
Song of the Camels: A Christmas Poem — Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by Anna Vojtech
Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles — J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Steppin’ Out: Jaunty Rhymes for Playful Times — Lin Oliver, illustrated by Tomie dePaola


A Stick is an Excellent Thing — Marilyn Singer, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening — Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Sunflakes: Poems for Children — selected by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Jan Ormerod
The Swing — Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Julie Morstad
Switching on the Moon — collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Terrapin and Other Poems — Wendell Berry, illustrated by Tom Pohrt
Thanks a Million — Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
That is My Dream — Langston Hughes, illustrated by Daniel Miyares
That’s What I’d Do — Jewel, illustrated by Amy June Bates
Three Little Kittens — illustrated by Paul Galdone
To Baby With Love — Jan Ormerod
The Twelve Days of Christmas — illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star — Jane Taylor, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney


Under the Christmas Tree — Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Walking in a Winter Wonderland — illustrated by Tim Hopgood
We Three Kings — a carol by John H. Hopkins, Jr., illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems — Bob Raczka
What a Wonderful World — lyrics by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, illustrated by Tim Hopgood
When Green Becomes Tomatoes — Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad
Who Built the Stable? A Nativity Poem — written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Winter Poems — selected by Barbara Rogasky, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Winterbees and Other Poems of the Cold — Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen

Here are the poems featured on my old Poetry Friday posts: 

A Fairy in Armor, by Joseph Rodman Drake
A Kitten, by Eleanor Farjeon
A Lesson for Mamma, by Sydney Dayre
A Sometimes Wish, by Mildred D. Shacklett
A Spring Message, by Joan Alpermann
A Summer Day, by Florence Harrison
A Summer Morning, by Rachel Field
A Thank You for Friends, by Rodney Bennett

A Tiger Tale, by John Bennett
About the Teeth of Sharks, by John Ciardi
Acorns, by Edith King
All In a Word by Aileen Fisher

All Things Bright and Beautiful, by Cecil Francis Alexander
Amy Elizabeth Ermyntrude Annie, by Queenie Scott-Hopper
Animal Crackers, by Christopher Morley
Another Grace, by Robert Herrick
April, by Sara Teasdale
Arithmetic, by Carl Sandburg
Autumn, by Emily Dickinson
Autumn Train, by Mildred D. Shacklett
Barreling, by Marilyn Singer

Bathtub Bay, by Lenore Riggs
Bed in Summer, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bluebird, by Robert Frost
Books Fall Open, by David McCord
Butterfly Wings, by Aileen Fisher

Celery, by Ogden Nash
Christmas Chime, by X.J.Kennedy
Comparison, by John Farrar
Daddy Fell into the Pond, by Alfred Noyes
Do You Know My Name?, by Marilyn Singer
Dogs and Weather, by Winifred Welles
Dreams, by Langston Hughes
Escape at Bedtime, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Evening, by Emily Dickinson
Fireflies in the Garden, Robert Frost
Five Little Brothers, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Forgiven, by A.A. Milne
Frost, by Ethel Romig Fuller
Furry Bear, by A.A. Milne
Galoshes, by Rhoda W. Bacmeister
General Store, by Rachel Field
God’s World — Edna St. Vincent Millay

Habits of the Hippopotamus, by Arthur Guiterman
Hallowe’en, by Helen Wing
Happy as a Dog’s Tail, by Anna Swir

Hiding, by Dorothy Aldis
Hot Weather, by Dorothy Aldis
How to Tell Goblins from Elves, by Monica Shannon
Hug O’War — Shel Silverstein

I Am a Baby Porcupette, by Joyce Sidman
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing, Traditional
I Wish I Were a Leprechaun, by Margaret Ritter
In the Fashion, by A.A. Milne
It’s All in the Point of View, by Edith Lombard Squires
Jack Frost, by Helen Bayley Davis

Jonathan Bing, by B. Curtis Brown
Jonathan Bing’s Manners, by B. Curtis Brown

King John’s Christmas, by A.A. Milne
Kite Tails, by Rose Waldo

Kittens, by Myra Cohn Livingston
Laughing Song, by William Blake
Little, by Dorothy Aldis
March, by Bobbi Katz
Mark’s Fingers, by Mary O’Neill
May, by John Updike
Maytime Magic, by Mabel Watts
Missing, by A.A. Milne
Mix a Pancake, by Christina Rossetti

Mother to Son, by Langston Hughes
Mouse Christmas, by Kathryn Jackson
My Nose, by Dorothy Aldis
My Valentine, by Robert Louis Stevenson

November Night, by Adelaide Crapsey
Ocelot, by Mary Ann Hoberman
On the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan
One Inch Tall, by Shel Silverstein
Open House, by Aileen Fisher
Pater’s Bathe, by Edward Abbott Parry

People, by Charlotte Zolotow
People, by Lois Lenski

Pied Beauty, by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Play at the Plate, by Paul B. Janeczko
Rain, by Shiesei-Jo, translated by Peter Bielenson
Rainbow, by Red Unicorn (Barbara Mann)
River, by Shuntarö Tanikawa, translated by Harold Wright
Sea Fever, by John Masefield
Seal Lullaby, by Rudyard Kipling
Seeds, by Walter de la Mare

Shining Things, by Elizabeth Gould
Sing, World, Sing, by Nancy Byrd Turner
Snow, by H. W. Longfellow
Snow Yet Remaining, by Iö Sogi, translated by Donald Keene
Song for Mike Teavee, by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Song of the Pop-Bottlers by Morris Bishop
Stars, by Sara Teasdale
Temper, by Rose Fyleman

The Ballad of the Christmas Star, by Frances Frost
The Emperor’s Rhyme, by A.A. Milne
The Furry Home, by J.M. Westrup
The Harvest, by Alice C. Henderson
The Hedgehog, by Edith King

The Ice Cream Man, by Rachel Field
The Jolly Woodchuck, by Marion Edey and Dorothy Grider
The King’s Breakfast, by A.A. Milne
The Library, by Barbara Huff
from The Lily Pool, by T.E. Brown
The Meal, by Karla Kuskin

The Mist and All, by Dixie Wilson
The Months, by Christina Rossetti
The Moon, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, by Langston Hughes
The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear
The Paint Box, by E.V. Rieu
The Panther, by Ogden Nash
The Quarrel, by Eleanor Farjeon
The Reading Mother, by Strickland Gillilan
the reason i like chocolate, by Nikki Giovanni
The Sea Princess, by Katherine Pyle
The Secret, Author Unknown
The Shepherd and the King, by Eleanor Farjeon

The Snow Bird, by Frank Dempster Sherman
The Snowflake, by Walter de la Mare
The Tale of Custard the Dragon, by Ogden Nash
The Wendigo, by Ogden Nash
The Wind, by Christina Rossetti
Theme in Yellow, by Carl Sandburg
There is no frigate like a book, by Emily Dickenson
There Once Was a Puffin, by Florence Page Jaques
These Three, by X.J. Kennedy
Three young rats with black felt hats, by Mother Goose

To the Groundhog, Author Unknown
Too Many Daves, by Dr. Seuss
Toys, by Mary Richardson
Travel, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Under the Ground, by Rhoda W. Bacmeister
Untitled, by Dana Jensen
Untitled, by J. Patrick Lewis
Velvet Shoes, by Elinor Wylie
What is Orange?, by Mary O’Neill
What is Pink?, by Christina Rossetti
When All the World is Full of Snow, by N.M. Bodecker
White Fields, by James Stephens

Who Likes the Rain?, Author Unknown
Winter-Time, by Robert Louis Stevenson