The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury features classic poetry pieces from over 130 famous poets. The anthology is made up of over 200 poems for children that range in a variety of topics including school, monsters, food, sibling rivalry and ageless themes of different seasons.
The many moods of childhood come to life through the creative writings of well-known poets such as Langston Hughes and E.E. Cummings.
The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury features colorful illustrations by Meilo So that bring the anthology together beautifully. The book showcases many styles of writing with a diverse background of creative writers. The poems chosen to be included in the book is great introduction to poetry for children.
There are poems that are great for reading out loud and allow for fun and artist expression for kids and adults alike.
The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury edited by Jack Prelutsky is available at the Akron-Summit County Public Library branches including the North Hill Branch at 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in Akron. Reading level is for ages 9 – 12.