Poetry for Children & Teens: Western Libraries Collections

To provide and preserve a comprehensive collection of poetry written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1960 on.

Locating Poetry in the Western Libraries

Go to the Library Homepage and search OneSearch: http://library.wwu.edu/

Hint: Use quotation marks if you are looking for a particular book - even if the book has a one-word title!

Poetry & Children's Literature Databases

Topics, Subjects & Forms

Look for Poetry in these subject areas:

  • Northwest Poets
  • American Poets - Individual Works
  • Anthologies/Collections
  • Non-fiction-based and discipline-based poetry collections
  • Spoken Word
  • Forms: Sonnet, Ballad, Haiku
  • Graphic Novel Poetry
  • Illustrated Poetry/Single Poem Picture Book
  • Poetry Inspired by original art
  • Adult poets who write for children
  • Educational and curriculum materials about writing poetry
  • Song