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Title: favorite children's poets
Post by: KDBrazil on November 15, 2004, 01:10 PM
Ok. I know this is a boringly general topic...and we've probably discussed this somewhere before...BUT

Who are your favorite children's poets? I want to stretch my boundaries, read beyond what I've read before.

Some of  my favorites are:

Jack Prelutsky--cause I've tried and tried to be that silly and I'm not there yet
Mary Ann Hoberman

Oh and a million others but I want to know what you've got to say.
Kristy
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: Liz on November 15, 2004, 04:09 PM
Shell Silverstein

Ruth Heller

Dr Suess - especially The Lorax
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: kellyr on November 15, 2004, 05:39 PM
I love Jamberry by Bruce Degen (mostly he illustrates though)
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: WG on December 07, 2004, 05:24 PM
I just read Charlotte Pomerantz's  "Piggy in the Puddle" & it is so much fun! Rhyming pb, though she writes prose stories as well.
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: WriterRoss on December 08, 2004, 02:03 AM
The list is long but for starters: Barbara Juster Esbensen, Nancy Willard, Mary Ann Hoberman, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Janet Wong.. there's more but the Board seems to be eating my posts. Here honey, are you hungry?  :cuccoan: :cake: :EmoticonLickIceCream:


-Pamela :paper:
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: kellyr on December 08, 2004, 10:44 AM
I ADORE Ogden Nash -- as do my children, who love the 2 Custard the Dragon PBs.  Way cute!

Now I'm off to the library to check out several of the recommendations . . .
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: Vijaya on December 08, 2004, 11:27 AM
Much good stuff already mentioned. 
I'll add Peter and Iona Opie!!
Vijaya
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: WriterRoss on December 08, 2004, 11:50 PM
Crescent Dragonwagon
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: WG on December 09, 2004, 03:04 PM
Forgot to mention Jeanne Steig's "Alpha Beta Chowder."
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: christrics on December 09, 2004, 04:28 PM
Ditto on Mr. Silverstein,...Hoberman...Pomerantz and to add a couple Lisa Wheeler, Rhonda Gowler Green and my newest addition, Kelly DiPucchio (I'm biased! She's my mentor, but she's great at humor and meter!)
And a hundred more, as well!  :books: - Christine -
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: katep on December 10, 2004, 09:48 AM
I loved Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairy poems when I was a kid. 
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: smichel on June 22, 2005, 04:47 PM
A few of my favorite children's poets - Lee Bennett Hopkins, Valerie Worth (All the Small Poems), James Stevenson, Nikki Giovanni, Douglas Florian and Cindy Rylant, to name just a few.   S. Michel
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: Bohemian Princess on June 23, 2005, 06:36 AM
I still have to revert back to "The Swing" by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Always my favorite.
Title: Re: favorite children's poets
Post by: Vijaya on June 23, 2005, 08:00 AM
Another great one is Karla Kuskin.
Vijaya