Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems

Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems

By Tomie dePaola


Publication Date: March 5, 2024

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

This keepsake treasury of beloved poems from notable poets has been carefully refreshed and features beautiful illustrations by the beloved Tomie dePaola sure to delight young readers and older fans alike.

In this richly illustrated and joyful poetry collection, Tomie dePaola shares his favorite poems that perfectly capture the whimsy, wonder, and imagination of childhood. The well-rounded selection includes both widely known works and hidden gems, from poets such as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Alonzo Lopez, and Gaki—all accompanied by artwork in Tomie dePaola’s signature folk art style.

About the Author

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 96 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781534494879

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