One of our newest Non-Fiction books to come into the Youth Service Department is National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry (J 808.81 BOOK...). It's edited by J. Patrick Lewis, a U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (want to find out what a Children's Poet Laureate is? click here).
There are many poems by famous poets (Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost) and many new favorites for children and adults to explore. Paired with the beautiful nature photographs you would expect from National Geographic everyone is sure to find something they enjoy!
Poetry is a fun way to get avid and reluctant readers involved in literacy. There are also pages in the back that talk about the many ways to write poems. Children of all ages will love to write there own 'shape poem' like Flamingo (pg 118).
Check out this wonderful new addition to our collection today!