Since April is National Poetry Month, it's a great time to check out a book of poetry. The San Antonio Public Library offers a wide selection of poetry for kids.
In Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies by J. Patrick Lewis, Lewis includes some of his favorite poems along with his own parodies of those poems. In the book's introduction, Lewis writes that he hopes his parodies will inspire readers to write their own poems.
So, go for it! Read poems and write your own!