As we seek poetry for children from many cultural perspectives, we can expand beyond the cultures in the U.S. and include poetry from other countries. Some of the following works are imported from across the oceans and others are anthologies of global poems collected by poets within the U.S. Sharing poems from these collections can put a face on a news story from far away lands.
The list begins:
Aldana, Patricia. Ed. 2004. Under the Spell of the Moon. Toronto, Canada: Groundwood.
Argante, Jenny. Ed. 2007. Poetry Pudding; A Delicious Collection of Rhyme and Wit. Ill. by Debbie Tipuna. Auckland, NZ: Reed Publishing, p. 168.
Beck, Carolyn. Buttercup’s Lovely Day. Custer, WA: Orca Books.
Brenner, Barbara. Ed. 2000. Voices Poetry and Art from Around the World. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
Brownlee, Liz. 2012. Animal Magic. Ill. by Rose Sanderson. London: Iron Press.
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