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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    Classical poetry frequency has references to religion, it is just part of the tradition.

    That being said, some of my favorite anthologies are:

    Poems to Learn by Heart and A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children both are edited by Caroline Kennedy
    Random House Book of Poetry for Children

    A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

    This one is a fun one, as it comes with a cd and poetry from the book is read
    Child's Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry

    A silly one, that is also a classic is A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

    I have to second Poems to Learn By Heart. Beautiful collection. I can't remember if it's completely god-free or not, as I don't worry too much about religious references in literature or poetry (just keep that shit out mah textbooks), but it's such a lovely book.
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    My boys (5 & 2) love Wriggle and Roar by Julia Donaldson. Actually anything by Julia Donaldson is a winner in our house. Here is a list of her poetry volumes from the author's website Poems and Songs written by children's author, Julia Donaldson

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    A little god-ish at the beginning, but then shows different cultures beliefs - it's all in the delivery, lol. Animals, Animals by Eric Carle is a good one. A shorter collection. They have it in the BYL K curriculum, and DS5 has really enjoyed it.
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    Read to me by Judi Moreillon.

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