April is National Poetry month! Children’s literature is full of poetry and poetic devices. This type of writing helps children learn to read, with the repetition of sounds, words, and rhythms. Novels in verse have become especially popular in middle grade books. And, of course, there are many, many books of poetry written especially for children of all ages on our shelves. Did you know that April 27 is “Poem in Your Pocket Day”? Find a new poem that nurtures you or brings you joy, and maybe carry it around in your pocket to share with others–or share it in the comments below.