The following is a selection of poems kids love. Many of these poems are especially suitable for younger children and students in elementary school.

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At the Zoo
by William Makepeace Thackeray

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face
by Jack Prelutsky

Bleezer's Ice Cream
by Jack Prelutsky

Dream Variations
by Langston Hughes

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (280)
by Emily Dickinson

by Lewis Carroll

maggie and milly and molly and may
by E. E. Cummings

Mary's Lamb
by Sarah Josepha Hale

Mother Doesn't Want a Dog
by Judith Viorst

Mr. Grumpledump's Song
by Shel Silverstein

by Shel Silverstein

Since Hannah Moved Away
by Judith Viorst

The Crocodile
by Lewis Carroll

The Eagle
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

The Land of Counterpane
by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purple Cow
by Gelett Burgess

by Joyce Kilmer

The Tyger
by William Blake

We never know how high we are (1176)
by Emily Dickinson

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
by Eugene Field