2019 Picture Books: Poetry Collections

April is National Poetry Month! I am a true lover of poetry. My mom says when I was little I had a fascination with certain words, especially odd sounding ones, and loved to sit in her lap and listen to poems read aloud. Do you have a favourite poem? As a kid I loved “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” by Shel Silverstein. Nowadays I devour contemporary love poems, with those by Ada Limón among my favourite. I’m sure kids will discover many future favourites in these 2019 poetry collections.

Check out the other books in my 2019 Picture Book series:

Christina Rossetti is one of my poetry patronuses.
I would love to show this to my Creative Writing group.
How do you give thanks?
Singer is well established as an author so I’m excited to read these.
Singer is having a prolific year.
Hedgehogs always look so timid and shy.
Looks perfect for reading with a child or storytime partner.
This could also be on my upcoming Bedtime books list.
This book is described as “irreverent” which makes me immediately like it.
Serious nonsense.
This one could also be on my outer space list but the title is so *poetry*
American friends, look for this one.
Anyone else sing this title a la Billy Joel?
For all your soccer fans out there.
For all your sports fans, period.
This looks like a great one to choose a poem from to read aloud in storytime.
Rosen’s other poetry and rhyme collections are perfect for storytime.
Perfect for your transportation enthusiasts.
The font on this is SUPERB.
This will be well loved by kids and librarians alike.
Adorbs.

Which ones are you looking forward to reading? Any that you highly recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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