Celebrate National Haiku Day with Books for Your Kids

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Editor's Note: Happy National Haiku Poetry Day! I remember being absolutely infatuated with haiku as a child discovering the vast world of poetry. I would count syllables on my fingers -- 5, 7, 5 -- and write whatever came to mind. I still love a good haiku, which is why I loved Erica's post at What Do We Do All Day? If you want to introduce your kiddos to the fun world of haiku, check out this list of fun books. -Jenna

Haiku Poetry Books for Kids:

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys. I truly adore this book, partly because being a mom of two boys I recognize the spirited and mischievous nature of boys so aptly translated to the haiku form. (That’s not to say girls are spirited and mischievous, but I don’t have daughters. If you’re a girl and want to protest you can do so at the Guyku website!)

The Cuckoo’s Haiku: and Other Birding Poems. Understandably, this book is a favorite of my bird-loving 8-year-old. The watercolor illustrations are gorgeous and birds are divided into season, which is perfect for enthusiastic birders.

Haiku for Kids

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