Poetry for Young People

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If you remember, I mentioned before that I am not really into poetry... I used to love it and I would really enjoy reading it.  I remember in school we had to recite poems from time to time... and one that always stuck out to me??
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe.  That was the poem I chose to recite - in front of the student body ... and I still remember parts of it.
Well, Sterling Publishing has done it again...
They have released a series of Poetry for Young People... and are actually reissuing three of the books the first Tuesday in August... That means I get to share with you these books.. and you can plan on ordering them to add to your library... or better yet, you can donate them to a library near you!   

Well-known for his spine-tingling, spooky stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also a master at writing haunting, deliciously macabre poems. Children will enjoy 13 of his verses—including two of Poe's most famous, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee"—along with excerpts from eight of his most popular tales, such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” 

Now beautifully redesigned, this Poetry for Young People collection brings us into the world of Emily Dickinson, where even the most ordinary things can turn magical. In addition to a brief biography of Dickinson, more than 35 much-loved poems include “I'm nobody, who are you?” and “I started early, took my dog." Superb, yet always child-friendly, images make this a volume not to be missed.

This anthology—now with a new cover and a fresh redesign—makes an especially gorgeous addition to the bestselling, critically acclaimed series. Two "Poetry for Young People" veterans have combined talents to create an absolutely charming collection, perfect for the classroom or to read aloud at home. With works by such poets as Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and Nikki Giovanni, plus haikus for every season, it spans the year exquisitely. 

Each of these books are hard cover books -- filled with great poetry for people of all ages.  I really love that each of the books start off with an introduction of the poet.  In The Seasons the introduction tells us of the types of poetry included in the book.
I am actually very excited to have these, as reading them has started to ignite that fire that I once had for poetry!


  1. That's really cool! I thought about getting a Shel Silverstein book for Mica. I printed off some of his work for one of my classes (they have to illustrate his poems), and Mica didn't get into them at all. Oh well!

  2. It's a great way to introduce children to something they'll be exposed to time and time again. I think they're very cool!


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