Page-Turners—A Pile of Poetry


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Poetry isn’t just for poetry month. Whether in picture book or novel form, poetry has the ability to reach the hearts, change the minds, and nourish the souls of our readers.

Picture Books:

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas

Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLahlan

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw

Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape by J. Patrick Lewis

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways by Avis Harley

Silver Seeds by Paul Paolilli

This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman

Your Skeleton is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder From Six Feet Under by Kurt Cyrus

Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color by Mary O’Neill

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein



Novels in Verse:

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 


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