40 Eclectic Poetry Books for Kids in Grades Pre-K Through 12

Sharing poetry in the classroom can spark so many awesome class conversations, whether you’re tackling required standards, celebrating National Poetry Month in April, or just enjoying poetry as part of your class’s reading diet. There are so many fantastic poetry books for kids and teens that it can be hard to choose! To help you out, we’ve gathered our recent favorite (and a few classic) poetry books for kids of all ages. They’re great for reading aloud, using as reading or writing mentor texts, exploring in small groups, or for independent reading. Some even include poetry teaching information and built-in activities and lessons.