NYPL Recommends: New Kids Poetry
Our staff have been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Here are a few of their favorite new poetry books for kids.
Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks by Skila Brown
Wonderful, glossy, cartoony images accompany poems about the great variety of sharks living beneath the waves.
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka
A clever collection of concrete poems, for the unfamiliar, a concrete poem arranges words to draw a picture that conveys the central message of the poem.
Guess Who, Haiku words by Deanna Caswell
Haiku meets guessing game, with illustrations by Bob Shea.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano
Nature poetry for all seasons.
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer
Fun reversible poems about Greek myths.
Among the Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost
Gorgeous photographs accompany this nostalgic poem about fireflies on a summer night.
Have trouble reading standard print? Many of these titles are available in formats for patrons with print disabilities.
Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!