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Books mentioned in the April 2016 issue of What Makes a Good…?

What Makes Good Poetry?

Picture Books

Argueta, Jorge  Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem
Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
32 pp.     Groundwood     2015     ISBN 978-1-55498-442-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-55498-443-5

Brown, Skila  Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks
Illustrated by Bob Kolar
32 pp.     Candlewick     2016     ISBN 978-0-7636-6543-2

Greenfield, Eloise  The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
32 pp.     HarperCollins/Amistad     2011      ISBN 978-0-06-125921-0

Hoberman, Mary Ann, selector  Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
Illustrated by Michael Emberley
144 pp.     Little/Tingley     2012     ISBN 978-0-316-12947-3

Janeczko, Paul B., selector  Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
48 pp.     Candlewick     2014     ISBN 978-0-7636-4842-8

Lyon, George Ella  All the Water in the World
Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson
40 pp.     Atheneum/Jackson     2011     ISBN 978-1-4169-7130-6

Muth, Jon J  Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
32 pp.     Scholastic     2014     ISBN 978-0-545-16668-3

Prelutsky, Jack  Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems
Illustrated by Carin Berger
40 pp.     Greenwillow     2013     ISBN 978-0-06-201464-1
Library binding ISBN 978-0-06-201465-8

Wardlaw, Lee  Won Ton and Chopstick: A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
40 pp.     Holt      2015     ISBN 978-0-8050-9987-4

 

Intermediate

Fogliano, Julie  When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
56 pp.     Roaring Brook/Porter      2016      ISBN 978-1-59643-852-1

Hopkins, Lee Bennett  Amazing Places
Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet and Christy Hale
40 pp.     Lee      2015     ISBN 978-1-60060-653-3

Janeczko, Paul B.  The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
80 pp.     Candlewick      2015     ISBN 978-0-7636-6963-8

Lewis, J. Patrick and Lyon, George Ella  Voices from the March on Washington
114 pp.     Boyds/Wordsong     2014     ISBN 978-1-62091-785-5

Orgill, Roxane  Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Illustrated by Francis Vallejo
54 pp.     Candlewick     2016      ISBN 978-0-7636-6954-6

Raczka, Bob  Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
44 pp.     Roaring Brook     2016      ISBN 978-1-62672-236-1

Schmidt, Annie M. G.  A Pond Full of Ink
Translated by David Colmer
Illustrated by Sieb Posthuma
40 pp.     Eerdmans     2014     ISBN 978-0-8028-5433-9

Viorst, Judith  What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
Illustrated by Lee White
102 pp.     Atheneum/Dlouhy     2016     ISBN 978-1-4814-2355-7
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-2355-1

Woodson, Jacqueline  Brown Girl Dreaming
328 pp.     Penguin/Paulsen     2014     ISBN 978-0-399-25251-8

 

Young Adult

Block, Francesca Lia  How to (Un)cage a Girl
119 pp.     HarperCollins/Cotler     2008     ISBN 978-0-06-135836-4
Library binding ISBN 978-0-06-135837-1

Engle, Margarita  Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
195 pp.     Atheneum      2015     ISBN 978-1-4814-3522-2
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-3524-6

Hemphill, Stephanie  Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
260 pp.      Knopf     2007     ISBN 978-0-375-83799-9
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-93799-6

Heppermann, Christine  Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
114 pp.     Greenwillow      2014     ISBN 978-0-06-228957-5
Ebook ISBN 978-0-06-228959-9

Koertge, Ron  Coaltown Jesus
122 pp.     Candlewick     2013     ISBN 978-0-7636-6228-8

Lauer, Brett Fletcher and Melnick, Lynn, selectors  Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
289 pp.     Viking     2015     ISBN 978-0-670-01479-8

Nelson, Marilyn  How I Discovered Poetry
Illustrated by Hadley Hooper.
105 pp.     Dial     2014     ISBN 978-0-8037-3304-6

Nye, Naomi Shihab, selector  Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25
236 pp.     Greenwillow     2010      ISBN 978-0-06-189637-8
Library binding ISBN 978-0-06-189638-5

Sidman, Joyce  What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, & Blessings
Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
65 pp.     Houghton     2013     ISBN 978-0-544-10616-1

Soto, Gary  Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing
100 pp.     Harcourt     2009     ISBN 978-0-15-206301-6

These titles were featured in the April 2016 issue of What Makes a Good…?

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