Arbuthnot, May Hill, et al.
The Arbuthnot Anthology of Children’s Literature
. Dallas Texas: Scott Foresman and Company, 1976. This volume contains an excellent selection of poetry.
Blishen, Edward, ed.
Oxford Book of Poetry for Children.
New York: Franklin Watts Inc. 1963.
Serves as a transition from nursery rhymes to more serious verse.
deRegniers, Beatrice Schenk, Eva Moore and Mary Michaels White, ed.
Poems Children Will Sit Still For
. New York: Citation Press, 1969.
The title says it all!
Cole, William, ed.
The Birds and the Beasts Were There; Animal Poems.
New York: The World Publishing Co. 1963.
This is a collection of three hundred animal poems.
Emrich, Duncan, ed.
The Nonsense Book of Riddles, Rhymes, Tongue Twisters Puzzles and Jokes From American Folklore.
New York: Four Winds Press, 1970.
Actually everything in the title is contained in the text, this book is a lot of fun.
Griggs, Tamar, ed.
There’s a Sound in the Sea; A Child’s-Eye View of the Whale
. San Francisco: Scrimshaw Press, 1975.
A text of children’s writing and art, it is a good lesson that their work could turn into something like this.
Heuvel, Cor Van Den, ed.
The Haiku Anthology: Haiku and Senryu in English
. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc. 1986. This book collects nearly seven hundred haiku and senryu.
Joseph, Stephen M., ed.
The Me Nobody Knows: Children’s Voices From the Ghetto.
New York: Avon Books, 1969.
The feelings of city children are studied in this book.
Rose Where Did You Get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry to Children.
New York: Random House, 1973.
A great guide, this book becomes quickly worn.
Koch, Kenneth and Kate Farrell, ed. Talking to the Sun:
An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People
. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1985.
The text joins the treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a unique selection of poetry.
Larrick, Nancy, ed.
Room For Me and a Mountain Lion: Poetry of Open Space
. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc. 1974.
Topics in the text include the mountainside, woods, dunes, and open fields.
Nash, Ogden, ed.
The Moon Is Shining Bright As Da
y. New York: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1953.
Truly good-humored verse.
Read, Herbert, ed.
This Way Delight: A Book of Poetry for the Young
. New York: Pantheon Books Inc. 1956.
The poetry tries to stay within the range of experiences of the young reader.
Untermeyer, Louis, ed.
Rainbow In The Sky
. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1963.
An extremely rich anthology that contains favorite poems of the past and present.