This is one of those books for kids that tends to be an eye-opener for most adults, too. Who knew there were this many poetry forms out there?! Notice how the book could be enjoyed by just reading the poems. OR, if you want to learn more, you can see what the form is and […]
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka Primary, Intermediate Roaring Brook 44 pp. 3/16 978-1-62672-236-1 $17.99 g Graphic design meets riddle meets visual wordplay in this collection of sturdy and joyful perspectives on the ordinary stuff of the world. Each of the twenty-one offerings consists of a one-word title and […]
Poetry can rhyme, or not. It can take interesting shapes, or just use straightforward lines. These collections for primary and intermediate readers are great examples of the many forms poetry can take. Look for our What Makes Good Poetry? newsletter in your inbox on April 27, 2016. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons […]
You should totally come to this. Marilyn Nelson gave one of the best speeches I ever heard on the occasion of her winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 2001 for Carver. I hope I see you in Chicago on May 6th.
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill; illus. by Francis Vallejo Intermediate Candlewick 54 pp. 3/16 978-0-7636-6954-6 $18.99 g On August 12, 1958, fifty-plus jazz musicians, famous and emerging, gathered together in front of a brownstone in Harlem for a group photo shoot. The resulting photograph has become iconic, a single […]
Bulion, Leslie Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse Gr. K–3 48 pp. Peachtree Illustrated by Mike Lowery. Various poetic forms take readers on a funny and quirky tour of human anatomy, starting with the stomach and ending with complaints from some often-ignored organs such as the gallbladder. Sidebars contain more straightforward scientific information; […]
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Julie Morstad Primary, Intermediate Porter/Roaring Brook 56 pp. 3/16 978-1-59643-852-1 $18.99 This collection of nearly fifty seasonal poems begins and ends on “march 20” with a blue bird on a flowering tree branch. The poem is the same each time, too: “from […]