Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Poetry Anthologies. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

This collectible Dr. Seuss boxed set is perfect for inspiring a love of reading, and with five books in one super giftable set, it will complete any beginning reader's shelf!   An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.   Books in this boxed set include: The Cat in the Hat One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Green Eggs and Ham Hop on Pop Fox in Socks   Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The  Lorax  and  Oh, The Places You’ll Go! , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7—and lucky parents too!

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0375851568
  • Dimensions: 6.88 x 2.1 x 9.5 inches

                 

2. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Shel Silverstein, the  New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree , A Light in the Attic , Falling Up , and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings stretches the bounds of imagination and will be cherished by readers of all ages. This is a collection that belongs on everyone's bookshelf. Makes a great gift for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and graduation. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns , the new book by Shel Silverstein!

  • Author: Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (February 18, 2014)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Dimensions: 9.13 x 7 x 0.94 inches

                 

3. The Sneetches and Other Stories


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Embrace diversity with Dr. Seuss and the Sneetches in this collection of stories about acceptance! The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day, The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best of the beaches. The story of the Star-bellied Sneetches and their star-less friends is a perfect guide for kids growing up in today’s multicultural world. This classic is joined by equally entertaining tales: “The Zax,” a humorous take on the art of compromise; “Too Many Daves,” which shows kids that sometimes standing out is better than blending in; and “What Was I Scared Of?,” which demonstrates how empathy can transform a stranger into a friend. In these four energetic stories, Dr. Seuss challenges the idea that we have to look the same or be the same to find common ground. Full of Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and lively humor, this story collection is a must-have for any reader, young or old. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; First edition. (January 1, 1961)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0394800899
  • Dimensions: 8.31 x 0.41 x 11.31 inches

                 

4. Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection (Beginner Books(R))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Want to give a gift that will make a lasting impression? This boxed set of of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss's ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!—is perfect for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, it will be cherished by young and old alike. Begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime—with Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss! And if you want to make a REALLY BIG impression, consider gifting this along with a copy of our first boxed set of Beginner Books, Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection. The two sets combined include all ten Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss!

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0375871283
  • Dimensions: 6.81 x 2.01 x 9.44 inches

                 

5. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Kids will love this noise-filled Bright and Early Book classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is so much fun to make noises that you hear every day, like moo and ticktock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not ticktock ing). Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 12, 1970)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0394806228
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.31 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. My Many Colored Days


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me." The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about feelings and moods as part of the "first book ever to be based on beautiful illustrations and sensational color." The quest for an artist finally ended—after the manuscript languished for more than two decades—at the paint brushes of husband-and-wife team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher whose stunning, expressive paintings reveal such striking images as a bright red horse kicking its heels, a cool and quiet green fish, a sad and lonely purple dinosaur, and an angrily howling black wolf. Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and emotions what Oh, the Places You'll Go! does for the human life cycle. Here is a wonderful way for parents to talk with children about their feelings. With Johnson and Fancher's atmospheric, large-scale paintings bursting off the pages, Dr. Seuss's vision is brought to life. This rare and beautiful book is bound to appeal to both the innocent young and the most sophisticated seniors.

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (August 20, 1996)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0679875970
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 0.36 x 10.75 inches

                 

7. 150 Most Famous Poems: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and many more


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

This is an updated and revised version (July 2021). This great English Poetry Anthology contains 150 of the Most Famous Poems of the last centuries. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these famous poems remain Masterpieces of English Literature and continue to inspire and influence people all over the world. This poetry compilation comes in the size of 8x10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, literature students and teachers or to complete your own book collection. The following 35 poems are an excerpt of the book’s content: My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns She Walks In Beauty by George Gordon Byron Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge I carry your heart with me by E.E. Cummings Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson Holy Sonnet: 10 by John Donne The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost A friend’s greeting by Edgar Albert Guest Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt Ode On A Grecian Urn by John Keats If – by Rudyard Kipling Recessional by Rudyard Kipling Sonnet: 19. On His Blindness by John Milton Poetry by Marianne Moore I like for you to be still by Pablo Neruda Here I love you by Pablo Neruda Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe All the world's a stage by William Shakespeare Sonnet: 116 by William Shakespeare Ode To The West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley Crossing The Bar by Alfred Tennyson O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman Sonnet of Liberty by Oscar Wilde The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams Daffodils by William Wordsworth The World is too much with us; Sonnet by William Wordsworth The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats The following famous Poets are represented in this book: Matthew Arnold - William Blake - Anne Bradstreet - Rupert Brooke - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Robert Browning -William Cullen Bryant - Robert Burns - George Gordon, Lord Byron - Lewis Carroll - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - E.E. Cummings - Walter John de la Mare - Emily Dickinson - John Donne - Paul Laurence Dunbar - T. S. Eliot - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Robert Frost - Mary Elizabeth Frye - Thomas Gray - Edgar Albert Guest - Felicia Hemans - William Ernest Henley - Oliver Wendell Holmes - Gerard Manley Hopkins - James Langston Hughes - Leigh Hunt - John Keats - Joyce Kilmer - Rudyard Kipling -Emma Lazarus - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - James Lowell - Thomas Macaulay - Douglas Malloch - Christopher Marlowe - John Masefield - John McCrae - John Milton - Marianne Moore - Pablo Neruda - Edgar Allan Poe - Alexander Pope - Christina Rossetti - Carl Sandburg - Henry Scott-Holland - Alan Seeger - Robert W. Service - William Shakespeare - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Edmund Spenser - Gertrude Stein - Wallace Stevens - Robert Louis Stevenson - Sara Teasdale - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Henry David Thoreau - Walt Whitman - John Greenleaf Whittier - Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Oscar Wilde - William Carlos Williams - William Wordsworth - W.B. Yeats

  • Author: Poetry House
  • Publisher: Vervante (August 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1647751074
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.88 x 10 inches

                 

8. 100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Here are some of the most-loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity to engage our minds and refresh our spirits. Among them are Marlowe: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"; Shakespeare: "Sonnet XVIII" ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"); Donne: "Holy Sonnet X" ("Death, be not proud"); Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress"; Wordsworth: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"; Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind"; Longfellow: "The Children's Hour"; Poe: "The Raven"; Tennyson: "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; Whitman: "O Captain! My Captain!"; Dickinson: "This Is My Letter to the World"; Yeats: "When You Are Old"; Frost: "The Road Not Taken"; Millay: "First Fig." Works by many other poets — Milton, Blake, Burns, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Emerson, the Brownings, Hardy, Housman, Kipling, Pound, and Auden among them — are included in this treasury, a perfect companion for quiet moments of reflection.

  • Author: Philip Smith
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Dover Thrift Edition (October 4, 1995)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0486285535
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches

                 

9. Blooming: Poems on Love, Self-Discovery, and Femininity (To the Moon and Back)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Seed hope in your heart, heal your wounds and bloom again ‘Blooming’ is an empowering poetry collection that takes you on a journey of love, healing, self-discovery, inner strength, and personal transformation. A journey through powerful feelings that grow from seeds and change into flowers. A journey about you and your beautiful heart. From the very first poem to the last one, you will feel inspired to find your way to become a woman blossoming in love. Dive into these uplifting poems and allow yourself to heal, grow roots in love, and bloom again. *The paperback contains black-and-white drawings.

  • Author: Alexandra Vasiliu
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1799121374
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches

                 

10. English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry Anthologies - August 2021

Encompassing a broad range of subjects, styles, and moods, English poetry of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is generally classified under the term "Romantic," suggesting an emphasis on imagination and individual experience, as well as a preoccupation with such theme as nature, death, and the supernatural. This volume contains a rich selection of poems by England's six greatest poets: William Blake (24 poems, including "The Tyger" and "Auguries of Innocence"), William Wordsworth (27 poems, including "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" and "I wandered lonely as a cloud"), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems, including "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan"), Lord Byron (16 poems, including "The Prisoner of Chillon" and selections from Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage ), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems, including "Ode to the West Wind" and "Adonis"), John Keats (22 poems, including all the great odes, "Isabella," and "The Eve of St. Agnes"). For this edition, Stanley Appelbaum has provided a concise Introduction to the Romantic period and brief commentaries on the poets represented. The result is a carefully selected anthology that will be welcomed by lovers of poetry, students, and teachers alike.

  • Author: William Blake
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Edition Unstated (November 8, 1996)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0486292823
  • Dimensions: 5.21 x 0.64 x 8.24 inches