Poetry Resources for Home and Classroom

Thank you for visiting Delaware County Libraries’ Poetry Page.  This page contains information about the Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest as well as resources you can use at home or in the classroom all year long to celebrate poetry. 

Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest

ABC Poetry

General Poetry Sites

Family Friend Poems
Poetry Foundation
Poetry Outloud

Poets for Children

NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Winners
Big List of Children’s Poets

Poetry Writing Articles & Activities

How to Teach Poetry Analysis by Jan Richardson (2009), The Next Step in Guided Reading, p. 238.
Kid’s Poems
Poetry for Kids
What We Do All Day Blog
Read, Write, Think

Favorite Poetry Books for Teachers
*All of these books can be ordered from your local library, click on the title to go to our catalog.

How to Write Poems by Wes Magee
How to Write Poetry by Paul Janeczko
Picture Yourself Writing Poetry by Laurie Purdie Salas
Pizza, Pigs & Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
Poem-Making by Mary Cohn Livingston
Poems Are Teachers by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
Poetry Friday Anthology for Science compiled by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong
Seeing the Blue by Paul Janzecko
Words, Wit and Wonder by Nancy Loewen

David Elliot's Poetry Series Teachers' Guide

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Sun Jul 12

Sun Jul 12

2:00 pm
Lansdowne Public Library
Meeting the Second Sunday of the month (except on holidays) at 2:00 p.m., this club explores the...
8:00 pm
Haverford Township Free Library
Each weeknight members of HTFL's Youth Services will share their book reviews with you.  These...
Mon Jul 13

Mon Jul 13

(All day)
Newtown Public Library
(All day)
Haverford Township Free Library
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