Thursday, April 24, 2014

Poetry Month: Poetry Audio for Kids

Young Adult Poetry Display at Cherry Hills Library
Want to get your children interested in poetry? Why not try listening to a poetry audiobook? The library catalog has many poetry offerings for children - from the soothing tones of Julie Andrews to the whimsy of A.A. Milne to the raucous rhymes of Shel Silverstein.  A sports fan might enjoy Casey at the Bat, and the poems of Jack Prelutsky are kid favorites!  Some people feel poetry is best as a spoken art - now you and your kids can decide that for yourselves!

Titles are Audiobook on CD unless otherwise noted. Audiobooks and music CDs usually do not come with a print book, but Read-alongs indicate a book in combination with a CD.

Joyful Noise; I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

Don't Take Your Elephant to School by Steve Turner

When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne

Flamingos on the Roof: Poems and Paintings by Calef Brown

Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies selected by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton  [eAudiobook]

The Spider and the Fly: Based on the Poem by Mary Howitt [Read-along]

Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest L. Thayer   [Read-along]

A Child's Garden of Songs: The Poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson In Song by Ted Jacobs [Music CD]

Ferdinand the Bull and Friends; Carnival of the Animals & Mother Goose Suite by Nina Flyer, cello; Chie Nagatani, piano; stories and poems read by David Ogden Stiers [Music CD]

The Children's Suite: Inspired by the Verses of A.A. Milne by Phil Woods [Music CD]

The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends chiefly by Shel Silverstein [Music CD]

A Pizza the Size of the Sun written and performed by Jack Prelutsky [Music CD]

The Days Gone By: Songs of the American Poets by Ted Jacobs [Music CD]

Happy National Poetry Month! Don't forget today is Poem In Your Pocket Day!


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