National Poetry Month – For Kids

April is National Poetry Month….and when you say the word “Poetry” to most kids….you probably get the same expression that I gave when I was a kid!


But….I do have a recommendation!  His name was Shel Silverstein! And he honestly is one of the main reasons I started reading books…started writing poetry…and then wanted to become a writer!  You can learn more about him and his legacy at his web-site here:  Shel Silverstein

Here are some examples of some of his poems!! Silly?  Very!  Fun?   Extremely!!!


Reading Is Fun


Adventures with Books~Velda Blumhagen

Books are ships
That sail the seas
To lands of snow
Or jungle trees.
And I’m the captain bold and free,
Who will decide which place we’ll see.
Come, let us sail the magic ship.

Books are trains
In many lands,
Crossing hills
Or desert sands.
And I’m the engineer who guides
The train on its exciting rides.
Come, let us ride the magic train.

Books are zoos
That make a home
For birds and beasts
Not free to roam.
And I’m the keeper of the zoo,
I choose the things to show to you.
Come, let us visit in a zoo.

Books are gardens
Fairies, elves,
Cowboys, and people
Like ourselves.
And I can find with one good look
Just what I want, inside a book.
Come, let us read!                                       

For reading’s fun