Titles of Some of the Poems I Shared

Something Is Going to Happen (from Delight) by Robert Penn Warren
The Road Not Taken; Dust of Snow by Robert Frost
The Red Wheelbarrow; This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
Fog by Carl Sandburg
Miracles by Walt Whitman

From Immersed In Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet’s Life by Allan Wolf

  • The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
  • Write About A Radish by Karla Kuskin
  • Don’t Be Afraid by Allan Wolf
  • Hamburger Haiku by Allan Wolf
  • A Simile is Like a Song Author Unknown
  • Where I’m From by George Ella Lyon

From The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts by Allan Wolf

  • Bone Chart
  • You Can’t Beat Your Heart
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at Your Knees and Elbows
  • etc.

From New Found Land by Allan Wolf

  • Sgt. Patrick Gass, The Carpenter

Other poems I might have shared:

  • Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg
  • Math Lesson by Bobbi Katz


Harley, Avis. Fly With Poetry: An ABC of Poetry. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 2000.

Katz, Bobbi. Upside Down and Inside Out. Honesdale: Boyds Mills Press, 1992.

Lane, Barry. 51 Wacky We-Search Reports: Face the Facts with Fun! Shoreham, VT: Discover Writing Press, 2003.

Lyon, George Ella. Where I’m From, Where Poems Come From. Spring, TX: Absey & Co., Inc., 1999.

Pappas, Theoni. Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing/Tetra, 1999.

Wolf, Allan. Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet’s Life. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.

Wolf, Allan. The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts. Cambridge: Candlewick Press, 2003.

Wolf, Allan. New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004.

A (Very) Limited Bibliography of “NonFiction” Poetry

Note: These titles are just to get you going. There are plenty more, but a handout can only be so long before it turns into a book!

Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Words with Wrinkled Knees. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1986.

George, Kristine O’Connell. Little Dog Poems. New York: Clarion Books, 1999.

Ghigna, Charles. Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1998.

Heard, Georgia. Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1992.

Sierra, Judy. Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems. San Diego: Gulliver Books, 1998.

Springer, Nancy. Music of Their Hooves: Poems About Horses. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills, 1994.

Emotions, Self-Esteem

Angelou, Maya. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993.

Curtis, Jamie Lee. Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 1998.

Curtis, Jamie Lee. I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem. New York:  Joanna Cotler Books, 2002.

Gordon, Ruth, ed. Pierced By a Ray of Sun: Poems About the Times We Feel Alone. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.

Heard, Georgia, ed. This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Holbrook, Sara. Nothing’s the End of the World. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1995.

Holbrook, Sara. Walking on the Boundaries of Change: Poems of Transition. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 2000.


Benét, Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét. A Book of Americans. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1963.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1994.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Illustrated by Christopher Bing. Brooklyn, NY: Handprint Books, 2001.

Neil, Philip, ed. Singing America: Poems that Define a Nation. New York: Viking, 1995.

Panzer, Nora, ed. Celebrate America in Poetry and Art. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.


Pappas, Theoni. Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing/Tetra, 1999.

Tang, Greg. The Grapes of Math. New York: Scholastic Press, 2001.
_________. Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles. New York: Scholastic Press, 2003.

Nature, Earth and Life Sciences

Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Echoes for the Eye: Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

Fleischman, Paul. I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.
____________. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1988.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Blast Off! Poems About Space. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.

Wolf, Allan. The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts. Cambridge:Candlewick Press, 2003.

Yolen, Jane, ed. Weather Report. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1993.

Reading/Writing/Grammar Instruction

Katz, Bobbi. 25 Great Grammar Poems with Activities. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2000.

Katz, Bobbi. Poems Just For Us with Cross Curriculum Activities. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 1996.

Katz, Bobbi. Partner Poems for Building Fluency. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2006.

Willen, Jennifer. 70 Wonderful Word Family Poems: A Delightful Collection of Fun-To-Read Rhyming Poems With an Easy-To-Use Lesson Plan for Teaching the Top 35 Word Families. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2002.


Franco, Betsy. 100 Riddle Poems for Pocket Charts. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2001.

Smith, William Jay and Carol Ra, eds. Behind the King’s Kitchen: A Roster of Rhyming Riddles. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1992.


Appelt, Kathi. Poems from Homeroom: A Writer’s Place to Start. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002.

Dakos, Kalli. If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand and Other Poems About School. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

George, Christine O’Connell. Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems. New York: Clarion, 2002.

Nesbitt, Kenn. When the Teacher Isn’t Looking and Other Funny School Poems. Minnetonka, MN: Meadowbrook Press, 2005.

Pottle, Robert. I’m Allergic to School! Funny Poems and Songs About School. Monnetonka, MN: Meadowbrook Press, 2007.

Seuss, Dr. and Jack Prelutsky. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Shields, Carol Diggory. Lunch Money And Other Poems About School. New York: Dutton Juvenile, 1995.

Seasons, Holidays, Months

Ghigna, Charles and Debra Ghigna. Christmas Is Coming! Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Happy Birthday. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Moore (?), Clement C. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas or Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas. Illustrated by Matt Tavares. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Thomas, Joyce Carol. Gingerbread Days. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 1995.


Knudson, R.R. and May Swenson, eds. American Sports Poems. New York: Orchard Books, 1988.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, ed. Extra Innings: Baseball Poems. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1999.