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 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.