Some poetry is written specifically for children. But that’s not true of the poems in this series of poetry for children. While the series offered by Sterling Publishing is aimed at young readers from ages 8 and up, the poets weren’t all writing with children in mind. Each book in the series includes the poems of one particular well-known poet and starts with a three or four-page introduction to that poet, allowing children to see how the poet’s life influenced his or her poetry. The books are also beautifully illustrated. Some of the books seem to be directed more toward younger children, while others seem to be directed more toward older children. But the poems and the illustrations in each of the books will appeal to most any child; even middle school children will enjoy these books.