Monday, April 9, 2012

Books for Kids about Writing Poetry

Several poets have written books for young people ABOUT poetry writing, as well as writing poetry itself. Here are a few of those resources that young readers and aspiring poets may find helpful and enjoyable.

The list begins:

Fletcher, Ralph J. 2005. A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.
Janeczko, Paul B, comp. 2002. Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Lawson, JonArno. 2008. Inside Out: Children's Poets Discuss Their Work. London: Walker.
Prelutsky, Jack. 2008. Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry; How to Write a Poem. New York: Greenwillow.
Salas, Laura Purdie. 2008. Write Your Own Poetry. Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books.

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