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Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

In honor of national poetry month, here is a list of my favorite poetry anthologies to use with children.

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (My favorite illustrated versions are by Tasha Tudor and Jessie Willcox Smith.)

A Child’s Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa

A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark Daniel

Committed to Memory by John Hollander

The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist

The Oxford Book of Children’s Verse by Iona and Peter Opie

The Oxford Book of Children’s Verse in America by Donald Hall

Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls by Helen Ferris

Divine and Moral Songs for Children by Isaac Watts

When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne

Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne

Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy

Becky Aniol

About Becky Aniol

Becky holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and music, a master's degree in Christian education, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Christian education. She taught classical upper school grammar, literature, and history and lower school composition and grammar for two years, elementary school music for one year, and Kindermusik classes for four years before the birth of her children. She now loves staying home with her four children, Caleb, Kate, Christopher, and Caroline and homeschooling them classically.

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2 Responses to Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

  1. Dear Becky,

    Thank you for posting this article! Our daughter, Anne, is beginning CCE in the fall (first grade), and I have been looking for things to help us immerse her in healthy culture. We will definitely check into buying some of these.

    Keep up the good work,
    Shawn

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