Big Read: Poetry Month Picks for Youth

Monday, April 11, 2022
As the Library's Big Read 2022 continues, our youth librarians have created collections of books that explore Native American culture and introduce young readers to the power of poetry. 

Big Read 2022

Dial A Story - Big Read

Our Dial-A-Story picks for April feature children's books that celebrate Indigenous voices. Listen to a new story read aloud by our storytelling squad each week at 816.701.3456, or visit!

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Novels in verse for kids who can't stand poetry!

Think you don't like poetry? Challenge accepted! Give one of these novels a try. No awkward rhyming words just to create a rhyme, no iambic pentameter or flowery language you need a study guide to understand. With short sentences and a story line that lasts for the entire book, you'll find yourself finished before you know it. It's not a book of's a verse.

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Little Poets

The rhythm and rhymes often found in picture books make them the perfect way to introduce poetry to young children. These stories are either told in verse or explore how to make a poem.

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Big Read 2022