April is National Poetry Month! What better way to get a little extra poetry-goodness in your life, and your children's lives, than with a poetry bookmark? Every time you open your book, you'll see a lovely poem and a smile will spread across your face!
Like all our monthly coloring pages, children's book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg designed these four bookmark poems just for you. You may even notice that some of the poems are from our poetry reading challenge!
Poetry Bookmark Instructions
First: Get and print the coloring page (by using on the following link you agree to our terms of service; see end of post for details*): Bookmark poems
TIP: For longer-lasting bookmarks, print out on heavy paper or card stock
Next: Break out the coloring pencils, crayons, fancy markers or whatever coloring medium you wish to use and color away.
Then: Cut out bookmarks.
Finally: Break open a favorite book and slide that bookmark inside.
- "There Was an Old Man with a Beard" by Edward Lear.
- "Who Has Seen the Wind?" by Christina Rossetti
- excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
- "An Earth Song" by Langston Hughes
Do you love bookmarks as much as we do? Check out all of Melanie's bookmark coloring pages here; or take a look at our DIY bookmarks like this cool bookmark you will never lose!
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Meet Our Coloring Page Artist
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
Melanie's iconic book, Mermaids on Parade, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Read the reviews and testimonials on Melanie's Blog.
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand - can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
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*Terms of Service: this coloring page is used with permission from Melanie Hope Greenberg and is for non-commercial use ONLY. You many print out as many copies as you like for personal, library or classroom use. If you would like to share this coloring page, you MUST link to this blog page. It is expressly forbidden to link directly to the coloring page pdf file.
The idea of these poem bookmarks is genius! Thank you!