Well Versed: A Guide to Teaching Poetry

Enhance understanding with a teaching guide that offers tried and true techniques for bringing poetry into the lives of young people.
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All Ages

    A Brighter Garden
    Karen Ackerman
    Poems by Emily Dickinson
    Illustrated by Tasha Tudor
    "A group of Emily Dickinson's poems, selected especially for children and arranged in a seasonal sequence, is illustrated in Tasha Tudor's sentimental style." -The Horn Book
    0-399-21490-9 - 64 pp. - $19.99 hc

    My Daughter, My Son, The Eagle, The Dove
    Ana Castillo
    Illustrated by S. Guevara
    Inspired by ancient Aztec chants, these poems trace the milestones of growing up and reflect parental joy in the process. The illustrations stylistically combine Aztec elements with strong contemporary images on bark.
    0-525-45856-5 - 48 pp. - $12.99 hc
    Mi Hija, Mi Hijo, el Aguila, la Paloma
    0-525-45867-0 - 48 pp. - $12.99 hc - Spanish Edition

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
    Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
    "Frost's poem inspire[s] Susan Jeffers to a dreamily benign winter landscape." -Booklist.
    For this special edition with new jacket design, trim size, and three additional spreads, Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her frosty New England scenes.
    0-525-46734-3 - 32 pp. - $15.99 hc

Ages 12 & up
    Bronx Masquerade
    Nikki Grimes
    When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high-school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud, too. Through the poetry they share, they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves.
    0-8037-2569-8 - 176 pp. - Ages 12 up - $16.99 hc

    Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems
    Mel Glenn
    "In [this] 'story' in poems, Glenn introduces a chorus of distinct voices from an inner-city high school, each with a personal take on the sport and dreams for the future. It is a richly emotional book that brings readers face-to-face with issues in their own lives, such as heartbreak and violence." -Booklist
    0-525-67554-X - 160 pp. - $15.99 hc
    ALA Best Book for Young Adults
    ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

    The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems
    Mel Glenn
    "[Young adults] will find their interest piqued, and reluctant readers will be particularly drawn to the excitement of design and content." -School Library Journal
    0-525-67548-5 - 192 pp. - $16.99 hc
    ALA Best Book for Young Adults
    ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery in Poems
    Mel Glenn
    Told in a series of interlocking poems, this suspenseful story will keep readers guessing who the killer is right up until the last page. "More than a whodunit, this unique offering explores a multitude of issues in its pages." -School Library Journal
    0-14-038513-4 - 112 pp. - $5.99 pb
    0-525-67530-2 - 112 pp. - $14.99 hc
    ALA Best Book for Young Adults
    ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
    IRA-CBC Children's Choice
    IRA-CBC Teachers' Choice

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