My selection is "Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: how to write a poem" by Jack Prelutsky.
Poetry writing tips from Jack Prelutsky, Children's Poet Laureate -- I could probably stop right there.
But let me add that Prelutsky offers readers some insider advice on how to write in a variety of poetry forms along with some thoughtful suggestions about where to find ideas. He's not at all shy about demonstrating how some of his personal memories found their way into verse. He also provides an analysis of some of his poetry that is a delightful peek at how this very successful mind works. Aspiring young writers will find some exercises to get the poetical ball rolling. Even if you never intend to craft a verse, this book is fun for anyone who appreciates word play.