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A Brief List of K-6 Poetry Titles
Recommended by Nikki Grimes
African-American All the Colors of the Race, Arnold Adoff
Sing to the Sun, Ashley Bryan
Pass It On, Wade Hudson, ed.
Gingerbread Days, Joyce Carol Thomas
Daydreamers, Eloise Greenfield
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Dream Builder by Kelly Starling Lyons
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
Poet by Don Tate
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson
Animals The Originals, Jane Yolen
Advice for a Frog, Alice Schertle
The Beauty of the Beast, ed. by Jack Prelutsky
Bird Watch, Jane Yolen
On the Wing, Douglas Florian
Antarctic Antics, Judy Sierra
Joyful Noise, Poems for Two Voices, Paul Fleischman
Zoo Doings and Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, Jack Prelutsky
Asian/Asian-American Maples in the Mist, Minfong Ho, translator
This Same Sky, Naomi Shihab Nye, ed.
Good Luck Gold and A Suitcase of Seaweed, Janet Wong
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
Jasmine Toguchi by Debbi Michiko Florence
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
All Thirteen by Christine Soontornvat
Earth & General Science Old Elm Speaks, Kristine O'Connell George
Cactus Poems, Frank Asch
Star Walk, Seymour Simon
A Circle of Seasons, Myra Cohn Livingston
Echoes for the Eye, Barbara Juster Esbensen
Environment Sawgrass Poems: a View of the Everglades, Frank Asch
Pond Seasons, Sue Anderson
The Big Sky, Pat Mora
Water Music, Jane Yolen
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
Counting Birds by Heidi Stemple
Family Brown Honey & Broomwheat Tea, Joyce Carol Thomas
Been to Yesterdays, Lee Bennett Hopkins
Nathaniel Talking, Eloise Greenfield
Rainbow Hands, Janet Wong
Daddy Calls Me Man, Angela Johnson
I Am Tall, illus. by Javaka Steptoe
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac, Nikki Grimes
A Dime A Dozen, Nikki Grimes
Fantasy The Dragons Are Singing Tonight
The Gargoyles on the Roof, Jack Prelutsky
The Jumbies by Tracie Baptiste
Food Food Fight, Michael Rosen, ed.
Eats, Arnold Adoff
Friendship Very Best (Almost) Friends, Paul B. Janeczko, ed.
Meet Danitra Brown, Danitra Brown Leaves Town, Nikki Grimes
My Man Blue by Nikki Grimes
General Book, Kristine O'Connell George
Salting the Ocean and Come With Me by Naomi Shihab Nye
Pieces, Anna Grossnickle Hines
Holidays (General) Wild, Wild Bells, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed.
Holocaust Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen (MG/YA)
It Rained Warm Braid by Hope Anita Smith
Latinx Confetti, Pat Mora
A Fire in My Hands, Gary Soto
Sol a Sol, Lori Marie Carlson, ed.
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems On Growing Up in the United States, Lori M. Carlson, ed
Tight by Torrey Maldonado
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Quiet We Carry by Nikki Barthelmess
Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada
Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina
Loss Stopping for Death, Carol Ann Duffy, ed.
Math Marvelous Math, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed
Counting on the Woods, George Ella Lyon
Music and Dance Call Down the Moon, Myra Cohn Livingston, ed
I Live in Music, Ntozake Shange
Song and Dance, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed.
Muslim Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi
Native American Shaman's Circle, Nancy Wood
Songs Are Thoughts: Poems of the Inuit,
Neil Philip, ed.
We Are Grateful
by Traci Sorrell
At the Mountain's Base by Traci Sorrell
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
Pets Cat Up a Tree, Anne Isaacs
I Am the Cat, Alice Schertle
Little Dog Poems, Kristine O'Connell George
Weird Pet Poems, Dilys Evans, ed.
Prayer and Church Life All God's Children, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed.
When Daddy Prays, From a Child's Heart
Come Sunday, Nikki Grimes
Science Finding Wonders by Jeannine Adkins
The Poetry of Science, edited by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman
The Sea Sea Watch, Jane Yolen
Until I Saw the Sea, ed. by Alison Shaw
Out of the Ocean, Debra Frasier
In the Swim, Douglas Florian
Sports Extra Innings: Baseball Poems, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed.
Red Dog Blue Fly: Football Poems, Sharon Bell Mathis
Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls, Isabel J. Glaser, ed.
Slam Dunk: Basketball Poems, Lillian Morrison, editor
Urban Life Street Music, Arnold Adoff
Inner City Mother Goose, Eve Merriam
Sky Scrape/City Scape, Jane Yolen, ed.
Good Rhymes, Good Times, Lee Bennett Hopkins, ed.
Night on Neighborhood Street, Eloise Greenfield
Neighborhood Odes, Gary Soto
Valentine's Day Love Letters, Arnold Adoff
Honey I Love, Eloise Greenfield
Hopscotch Love, Nikki Grimes.

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