Top 10 K-2 Poetry books for Christmas

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Looking for great poetry books to share with the little ones for Christmas? We have you covered. Here is a list of 10 poetry books all kids K-5 will enjoy. From silly rhymes to haiku, there is something for everyone.

1. Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young 

By Jack Prelutsky

Poems about picnics, pretending, and puppies make this book the book to plant a love of poetry in the little ones.

2. One Leaf Rides the Wind

By Celeste Mannis

Beautiful and lush illustrations of a Japanese garden to introduce the haiku poetry to young readers.

3. Feel the Beat: Dance Poems That Zing from Salsa to Swing

By Marilyn Singer

An irresistible book of poems about dancing that mimic the rhythms of social dances from cha-cha to two-step.

4. A Full Moon is Rising

By Marilyn Singer

Celebrate the full moon with children all around the world. You’ll visit India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and many more places, including space!

5. It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles

By Jack Prelutsky

More than one hundred hilarious poems and zany drawings.

6. Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys

By Bob Raczka

Set in each of the four seasons, each haiku in this collection shows a boy goofing off while experiencing nature.

7. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

By Julie Fogliano

A beautiful collection of colorful images of nature, and poems that express the emotions evoked by the changing seasons.

8. Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook

By Shel Silverstein

Fans of all ages won’t want to miss their chance to follow their favorite Runny in this New York Timesbestseller of laugh-out-loud adventures!

9. The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

By A. A. Milne

Gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Ernest H. Shepard appear in all their glory. With beautiful colors and simple lines, these images hold their own as classics. The tales, filled with superb story lines and lessons, will continue to capture the hearts of new generations.

10. Hey Black Child

By Useni Eugene Perkins

This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.