Bauer, Caroline Feller. “This Way to Books.” H.W. Wilson Company, 1983. A wonderful resource for ways to interest children in literature of all kinds.
Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren. “Understanding Poetry.” New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1960. Considered to be a classic text on the teaching of poetry this book provides incite into the nature and elements of poetry.
Hoskisson, Kenneth, and Gail E. Tompkins. “Language Arts: Content and Teaching Strategies.” Merrill Publishing Company, 1987. Contains methods for teaching language arts based on the “whole language” approach to learning. Offers practical ideas suitable for grades K-8.
Koch, Kenneth. “Rose, Where Did You Get That Red: Teaching Great Poetry To Children.” A very valuable book on how to use what would be considered “adult poetry” to teach children about enjoying and writing poetry.
Perrine, Laurence. “Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry.” New York: Harcourt, Brace and World,Inc., 1963. An examination of many poems and their unique poetical qualities.