Poetry By and About the Earth

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Earth Day is back, and so is Poetry Month! This year, combine the two with family reading for poetry lovers and Earth-lovers alike.

Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh from a School Garden, by Allan Wolf

Gardens provide a source of activity and endless opportunities for reflection. Here are verses to enjoy up along with the flowers, carrots, and beans.

Bug Off: Creepy, Crawly Poems, by Jane Yolen

Celebrate the creatures of the soil!

Busy in the Garden, by George Shannon

This human-centered collection includes actual gardening tips for green thumb wannabes.

Crawly School for Bugs: Poems to Drive You Buggy, by David L Harrison

These charming, goofy pages offer verses from the bugs' points of view.

The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals that Live Beneath Our Feet, by David L. Harrison

Dirt is humble, offering itself up as a home for gazillions of creatures. These poems celebrate both the creatures and their homes. 

Hello Earth! Poems to Our Planet, by Joyce Sidman

This anthology by a Newbery award-winning author is a compilation of odes to the earth.

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals, by Nicola Davies

This book of celebratory poems is matched in vigor and delight by gorgeous, vivid illustrations.

Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen

Our planet is not just a treat for the eyes. It engages all the senses in this book of poems that celebrates the sounds our planet generates.

Trees, by Verlie Hutchens

The poetic studies in these pages are reminiscent of Haiku in the way they offer a single image you can sit with and enjoy.

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World, by Ada Limón

The award-winning author of six books of poetry turns her eye to our place in the natural world. 

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Sheri Reda