That leads you through the trees.
It takes you to the cliffs and shores,
To anywhere you please.
Follow it and trust your way
With mind and heart as one,
And when the journey’s over,
You’ll find you’ve just begun.
from The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury © Charles Ghigna
I collect poetry anthologies for children.
Below are a dozen of my favorites.
The complete list is featured in the column to the right.
Email me your favorite poetry anthologies for children
and I will add them to the list.
• Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1954)
• The Golden Books Family Treasury of Poetry (1959)
• Read Me A Poem (1965)
• I See A Poem (1968)
• Looking In and Other Poems (1968)
• Listen Children Listen (1972)
• Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)
• Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young (1986)
• The Random House Book of Mother Goose (1986)
• Talking Like the Rain (1992)
• The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury (1999)
• Knock at a Star (1999)