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The Best Poems For Kids To Read  

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What are the best children’s poems of all time? This list includes the best kids poems such as "The Raven," "The Boa Constrictor," "Now We Are Six," and "The Loser." Though much poetry is too advanced for children to really grasp, there is a great deal of poetry written specifically for kids, such as the greatest kids poems on this list. Rhyming poetry can be a good first step for new readers, sillier poems are great for reading aloud to younger children, and short poems are a wonderful way to practice memorization skills.

Many poets write directly for young readers. Poets like Shel Silverstein and Christina Rossetti create fun, silly world with rhyming language that any kid will enjoy. Even kids who don't like reading can have fun with a great kids poem.

Vote up the best poems for children below, or add the poems you read as a kid to the list and see where they rank!

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The Boa Constrictor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
The Boa Constrictor Shel Silverstein
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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
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Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Caterpillar Christina Rossetti
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Dinosaur Diets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Dinosaur Diets Jane Yolen
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The Loser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
The Loser Shel Silverstein
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Teddy Bear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Teddy Bear A.A. Milne
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Casey at the Bat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Casey at the Bat Ernest Thayer
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The Tyger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
William Blake
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The Quarrel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
The Quarrel Eleanor Farjeon
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Stopping by Woods On a Snowy E... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening Robert Frost
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Humpty Dumpty's Song is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Humpty Dumpty's Song Lewis Carroll
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The Lion and the Lily is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
The Lion and the Lily Elizabeth Spires
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Paul Revere’s Ride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Paul Revere’s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Puppy and I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Puppy and I A.A. Milne
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A Light Exists in Spring is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
A Light Exists in Spring Emily Dickinson
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Topsy Turvy World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Topsy Turvy World William Brighty Rands
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There Was a Little Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
There Was a Little Girl Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Every Time I Climb a Tree is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Every Time I Climb a Tree David McCord
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Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Rabbit Mary Ann Hoberman
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Now We Are Six is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Now We Are Six A.A. Milne
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At the Seaside is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
At the Seaside Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Tiger Who Wore White Glove... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, Or, What You Are You Are Gwendolyn Brooks
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Prairie-Dog Town is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Prairie-Dog Town Mary Austin
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Allie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
Allie Robert Graves
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At the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Poems For Kids To Read
At the Zoo A.A. Milne