Friday, April 8, 2016

Spotlight Friday 4.08.16 Poetry Collection

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

April is National Poetry Month.  Whether you celebrate poetry all year or just this time of year, here is a roundup of books you might try!  These books are all student tested and are standouts in their category.

Multiple Poetic Forms

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse
Gone Fishing 
by Tamera Will Wissinger
illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Poem That Will Not End, The
The Poem That Will Not End
by Joan Bransfield Graham
illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker

Poetry Collections

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
When Green Becomes Tomatoes 
by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Julie Morstad

Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection: A Child's First Poetry Collection
Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection 
by Charlotte Zolotow
illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Lyrical Poems

Raindrops Roll
Raindrops Roll 
by April Pulley Sayre

Sweep Up the Sun
Sweep Up the Sun 
by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder

Water Can Be...
Water Can Be 
by Laura Purdie Salas
illustrated by Violeta Dabija

For Poem in Your Pocket Day (this year - April 21)

Pocket Poems
Pocket Poems 
by Bobbi Katz
illustrated by Marilyn Hafner

A Poem in Your Pocket (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)
A Poem in Your Pocket
by Margaret McNamara
illustrated by G. Brian Karas

And please don't leave out this gem.  A beautiful book to use to show that poetry is all around you when you look and listen.  
The word choice and phrasing is gorgeous.  
And the illustrations are poetry in their own right.
Did I convince you yet?
Daniel Finds a Poem
Daniel Finds a Poem
by Micha Archer

Happy April!

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