Underneath My Bed

List Poems

From the Series Poetry Adventures

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When is a list also a poem? When it’s a list poem! List poems can be funny or serious, rhymed or unrhymed. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how these types of poems work—and shows some of the many ways they can be written.

Underneath My Bed is packed with goofy poems on subjects ranging from summer camp to dinosaurs to messy bedrooms. And when you’ve finished reading, you can try writing your very own list poem!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF042000, JNF029010, JNF042010
Dewey 811/.54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level P
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Richard Watson

Richard Watson spent many of his younger years drawing medieval knights, dragons, and entire comic books inspired by his love of reading. He studied illustration at Lincoln University and lives in the north of England.



“Cleary is on his way to being an expert at introducing children to types of poems they would otherwise have no idea about. . . . The combination of the poems and illustrations will cause a laugh in even the most devout of poem dislikers.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Appropriately sized for independent readers, this fun and imaginative volume is a go-to poetry handbook for the elementary crowd.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Whether capturing fun or chronicling items that disgust, Cleary and Watson again brilliantly open the world of verse, enticing young readers to dive in.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews