I can hardly believe it, but today is the 23rd anniversary of the launch of Poetry4kids.com! This website has undergone a number of remodels since it launched on May 6, 1997. If you would like to see what it looked like over the years, you can view old snapshots of it on the Wayback Machine. Here is what the website looked like in late 1997.
Here’s another view from 2006, ten years later.
And here’s another update from five years after that, in 2011.
I updated the website to its current look in 2018 to make it more mobile and tablet-friendly and easier to navigate and search.
It has been a real pleasure to spend the past 23 years working on Poetry4kids.com, sharing poems and poetry-writing lessons with kids, parents, and teachers all over the world. As of today, there are 774 poems on Poetry4kids. You’ll find the newest dozen, plus the 100 most popular poems on the Poems page, and you can find all the rest either by clicking the Search button on the menu or by visiting the Poems by Subject or Poems by Grade Level pages.
Rest assured, I will continue adding poems, lessons, videos, and more to the website over the coming years. If there is anything in particular you think the site could use, please don’t hesitatehesitate to pause. to wait to act because of fear or indecision. to let me know. I love hearing from readers about how they are using Poetry4kids and what they are enjoying the most.
I hope you’ll read along with me for another 23 years!