Seasons in Poetry
updated March 1, 2010

Winter



Snow
by Cynthia Rylant



Talking Like the Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems
ed. by X. J. Kennedy et al.

  • "Winter Morning" by Ogden Nash
  • "Cynthia in the Snow" by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • "First Snowflake" by N.M. Bodecker


Poetry of Earth
illus. by Adrienne Adams

  • "Velvet Shoes" by Elinor Wylie



Poetry Speaks to Children book & CD
ed. by Elise Paschen, et al.

  • "Skating in the Wind" by Kristine O'Connell George
  • "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost - read by the poet
  • "Winter" by W.D. Snodgrass - read by the poet


Spring



Basho and the Fox
by Tim Myers



Basho and the River Stones
by Tim Myers


How to Write Haiku and Other Short Poems
by Paul Janeczko


Red Dragonfly on My Shoulder
ed. by Sylvia Cassedy



Eric Carle's Animals Animals
ed. by Laura Whipple



Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
by Lloyd Moss


Summer


The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Poetry
ed. by Alison Sage



Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud
by Lynn Plourde



Bear Snores On
by Karma Wilson



Every Time I Climb a Tree
by David McCord

  • "Glowworm"
  • "Far Away"
  • "The Grasshopper"
  • "Bananas and Cream"



The Dragons Are Singing Tonight
by Jack Prelutsky

  • "I am Boom!"



Handsprings
by Douglas Florian

  • "Growing"
  • "Rain Song"
  • "Rain Reign"



Insectlopedia
by Douglas Florian

  • "The Army Ants"
  • "The Inchworm"
  • "The Praying Mantis"
  • "The Whirligig Beetles"
  • "The Termites"
  • "The Locusts"



Bow Wow Meow Meow: It's Rhyming Cats and Dogs
by Douglas Florian

  • "The Poodles"
  • "The Dalmatian"
  • "The Whippet"
  • "The Dachshund"
  • "The Ocelot"
  • "The Leopard"



Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky
by Georgia Heard

  • "Hummingbird"
  • "Fishes"
  • "Frog Serenade"


Autumn



Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein



Here's a Little Poem
ed. by Jane Yolen, et al



Whose Garden Is It?
by Mary Ann Hoberman



I Love You As Much…
by Laura Krauss Melmed



Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown



Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans



In the Land of Elves
by Daniela Drescher



Child of Faerie, Child of Earth
by Jane Yolen



Louella Mae, She's Run Away!
by Karen Beaumont Alarcón



The Emperor's New Clothes
adapted by Marcus Sedgwick



The Sneetches and Other Stories
by Dr. Seuss



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