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A Deck of Children’s Poets

Fifty-Two Children’s Poets You Should Know

Besides the wonderful Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, there are many other excellent children’s poets.  Here’s a list of fifty-two of them.  Look up their books!

 

Arnold Adoff

Francisco Alarcon

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Calef Brown

Leslie Bullion

Stephanie Calmenson

Kate Coombs

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Margarita Engle

Douglas Florian

Betsy Franco

Helen Frost

Kristine O’Connell George

Nikki Giovanni

Joan Bransfield Graham

John Grandits

Eloise Greenfield

Nikki Grimes

Monica Gunning

David Harrison

Juanita Havill

Georgia Heard

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Mary Ann Hoberman

Paul Janeczko

Alan Katz

 

Bobbi Katz

X.J. Kennedy

Karla Kuskin

Julie Larios

J. Patrick Lewis

Tony Medina

Pat Mora

Heidi Mordhorst

Walter Dean Myers

Marilyn Nelson

Naomi Shihab Nye

Bob Raczka

Laura Purdie Salas

Alice Schertle

Joyce Sidman

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Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Hope Anita Smith

Joyce Carol Thomas

Lee Wardlaw

Carole Boston Weatherford

Robert Weinstock

Allan Wolf

Janet Wong

Jane Yolen

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

For more fine children’s poets todiscover, go to Sylvia Vardell’s  Poetry for Children Blog:  http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

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