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Poetry for Tweens
Little kids grow up loving rhyming text in picture books. But tweens love poetry, too, and you can nurture their taste for lyrical lit as they get older with entertaining poetry collections and novels in verse. Our list offers a variety of fiction and nonfiction, memoir and biography, rhymes and free verse for tweens. Whether you're looking for a good introduction to poetry, a collection for a die-hard fan, or an accessible novel for your reluctant reader, here are some great titles to choose from. Want more poetry? Check out Poetry Books for Kids, the Power Poetry website, and Poets.org for books, writing inspiration, and history.