1. Baxter, Nicola.
The Children's Classic Poetry Collection
. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1996. A collection of classic children's poetry including authors such as Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare, and Walt Whitman among many other well known authors.
2. Berry, James.
Classic Poems to Read Aloud
. London: Kingfisher, 2003. A collection of fun poems to read for children and adults.
3. Joseph, Stephen M.
The Me Nobody Knows: Children's Voices from the Ghetto
. New York: Avon Books, 1969. A collection of poetry, prose, and short narratives from children living in the slums of New York City.
4. Koch, Kenneth.
I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing to Old People
. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1997. Koch, a teacher and author shares his experiences and students' poetry while teaching poetry writing to elderly people in a nursing home in New York City.
5. Koch, Kenneth.
Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children
. New York: Random House, 1973. Koch, a teacher and author writes about the classic poems he studied with students at P.S. 61 in New York City and shares the students' poems created from his teaching.
6. Koch, Kenneth.
Wishes, Lies, and Dreams
. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1970. Koch, a teacher and author describes his work with students at P.S. 61 in New York City, and provides various techniques to help children write poetry. He includes samples of the students' works.
7. Murdoch, Brian.
Fighting Songs and Warring Words: Popular lyrics of two World Wars
. A collection and description of poetry and lyrics written during and about World War I and World War II.
8. Silverstein, Shel.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
. New York: HarperCollins, 1974. A collection of poetry and illustrations for young people by Shel Silverstein.