Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sneak Peek 2011

It's time again for my sneak peek at the poetry books for young people set to be published in the coming year (2011). I've combed the catalogs, talked with publishers, emailed poets, and scanned my poetry radar for any tidbits about forthcoming titles. I'm sure I have missed some and I hope readers will comment or contact me with any omissions. I actually add to this list (and this posting) all year long to keep it current. (Last year's list eventually totaled 65!) I find this list a handy reference tool and I hope you will too.

I'm also excited once again to see over 30 titles on the horizon so far-- by a variety of known and new names. Anthologies, novels in verse, humor, concrete poetry, poet biographies, haiku, Mother Goose, and more. I've also included a few books that are not poetry, per se, but include poetry or are about poetry. I've read a handful of them already and you are in for a treat! Here we go...
  1. Ada, Alma Flor and Campoy, F. Isabel. 2011. Ten Little Puppies; Diez perritos. Rayo/HarperCollins.
  2. Adoff, Arnold. 2011. Roots and Blues; A Celebration. Clarion.
  3. Aronson, Marc and Smith, Charles R. (Eds). 2011. Pick-Up Game; A Full Day of Full Court. Candlewick. (includes some poetry)
  4. Bartlett, Jennifer; Black, Sheila and Northen, Michael (Eds). 2011. Beauty is a Verb; The New Poetry of Disability. Cinco Puntos Press. (Published for adults)
  5. Bell, Marvin. 2011. A Primer About the Flag. Ill. by Chris Raschka. Candlewick.
  6. Bulion, Leslie. 2011. At the Sea Floor Café; Odd Ocean Critter Poems. Ill. by Leslie Evans. Peachtree.
  7. Brown, Monica. 2011. Pablo Neruda. Ill. by Julie Paschkis. Henry Holt. (Not poetry, but about a poet)
  8. Chaltas, Thalia. 2011. Displacement. Viking.
  9. Crews, Nina. 2011. Neighborhood Sing Along. HarperCollins.
  10. Curtis, Tony. 2011. An Elephant Called Rex and A Dog Called Dumbo: An A to Z of Children's Poetry. Ill. by Pat Mooney. Black Hills Press.
  11. Dakos, Kalli. 2011. A Funeral in the Bathroom and Other School Bathroom Poems. Albert Whitman.
  12. Durango, Julia. 2011. Under the Mambo Moon. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  13. Engle, Margarita. 2011. Hurricane Dancers; The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck. Henry Holt.
  14. Foster, John. (Ed.) 2011. Cockadoodle Moo. Oxford University Press. (British)
  15. Franco, Betsy. 2011. A Dazzling Display of Dogs. Ill. by Michael Wertz. Tricycle.
  16. Frost, Helen. 2011. Hidden. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  17. George, Kristine O’Connell. 2011. Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems. Ill. by Nancy Carpenter. Clarion.
  18. Gerstein, Mordicai. 2011. Dear Hot Dog. Abrams.
  19. Gibson, Amy. 2011. Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animals Poems. Ill. by Daniel Salmieri. Scholastic.
  20. Golio, Gary. 2011. When Bob Met Woody; The Story of the Young Bob Dylan. Ill. by Marc Burckhardt. Little Brown. (not poetry, but includes focus on poetry)
  21. Greenfield, Eloise. 2011. The Great Migration: Journey to the North. Ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Amistad/HarperCollins.
  22. Grimes, Nikki. 2011. Planet Middle School. New York: Bloomsbury.
  23. Ham, Catherine. 2011. Animal Naps. Waynesville, NC: EarlyLight Books.
  24. Hauth, Katherine. 2011. What’s for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World. Charlesbridge.
  25. Heidbreder, Robert. 2011. Shake Awakes. Ill. by Marc Mongeau. Tradewind Books. (Canadian)
  26. Henderson, Kathy. 2011. Hush, Baby, Hush! Lullabies from Around the World. Ill. by Pam Smy. Seattle: Frances Lincoln.
  27. Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2011. Skate Fate. HarperCollins.
  28. Hines, Anna Grossnickle. 2011. Peaceful Pieces; Poems and Quilts About Peace. Henry Holt.
  29. Holbrook, Sara. 2011. Weird? (Me, Too!) Let's Be Friends. Ill. by Karen Sandstrom. Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.
  30. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2011. Dizzy Dinosaurs; An I Can Read Book. HarperCollins.
  31. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 2011. Hear my Prayer. Zonderkidz.
  32. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2011. I am the Book. Holiday House.
  33. Janeczko, Paul. 2011. Requiem; Poems of the Terezín Ghetto. Candlewick.
  34. Katz, Alan. 2011. Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking. Ill. by Ed Koren. McElderry/Simon & Schuster.
  35. Katz, Susan. 2011. The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About U.S. Presidents. Clarion.
  36. Kehoe, Stasia Ward. 2011. Audition. Viking.
  37. Kinerk, Robert. 2011. Oh, How Sylvester Can Pester!: And Other Poems More or Less About Manners. Simon & Schuster.
  38. Lai, Thanhha. 2011. Inside Out and Back Again. HarperCollins.
  39. Lear, Edward/Pinkwater, Daniel. 2011. His Shoes Were Far Too Tight. Ill. by Calef Brown. Chronicle.
  40. Lee, Claudia M. (Ed.) 2011. Mandaderos de la lluvia/Messengers of Rain. Ill. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood. (new bilingual edition)
  41. Lewis, J. Patrick and Yolen, Jane. 2011. Self Portrait with Seven Fingers: A Life of Marc Chagall in Verse. Creative Editions.
  42. Marcus, Kimberly. 2011. exposed. Random House.
  43. McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. 2011. Under the Mesquite. Lee & Low.
  44. McGough, Roger. 2011. Imaginary Menagerie. Frances Lincoln. (British)
  45. McKissack, Patricia. 2011. Never Forgotten. Ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon. New York: Schwartz & Wade.
  46. Mitton, Tony. 2012. Come Into This Poem. Frances Lincoln. (British)
  47. Moses, Brian. (Ed.) 2011. Best of Enemies, Best of Friends. Hachette. (British)
  48. Murphy, Sally. 2011. Pearl Verses the World. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge. (Not poetry, but a novel about a girl who writes poetry)
  49. Myers, Walter Dean. 2011. We are America; A Tribute from the Heart. Ill. by Christopher Myers. HarperCollins.
  50. Ostlere, Cathy. 2011. Karma. New York: Razorbill.
  51. Ostow, Micol. 2011. family. Egmont.
  52. Navasky, Bruno. 2011. Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets; 100 Poems to Rip Out & Read. Abrams.
  53. Parsons, Trevor. 2011. Hear Here! Hands Up Books. (British)
  54. Peck, Jan and Davis, David. (Eds.) 2011. The Green Mother Goose; Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time. Ill. by Carin Berger. Sterling.
  55. 2011. Nursery Rhyme Comics; 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists. First Second.
  56. Porter, Pamela. 2011. I'll Be Watching. Groundwood.
  57. Raczka, Bob. 2011. Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word. Roaring Brook.
  58. Rasmussen, Halfdan. 2011. A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young. Translated by Marilyn Nelson and Pamela Espeland. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
  59. Rooney, Rache. 2011. The Language of Cat. Frances Lincoln Publishers. (British)
  60. Rosen, Michael J. 2011. The Hound Dog’s Haiku and Other Poems for Dog Lovers. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
  61. Ruesga, Rita Rosa. 2011. Cantaba la rana/The Frog Was Singing. Ill. by Soledad Sebastián. Scholastic.
  62. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2011. BookSpeak!. Ill. by Josee Bisaillon. Clarion.
  63. Schroeder, Lisa. 2011. The Day Before. Simon & Schuster.
  64. Shahan, Sherry. 2011. Purple Daze. Running Press Kids.
  65. Silverstein, Shel. 2011. Every Thing On It. HarperCollins.
  66. Simon, John O. 2011. Cyclops Wearing Flip-Flops. San Francisco: Center for the Art of Translation.
  67. Singer, Marilyn. 2011. A Full Moon is Rising. Lee & Low.
  68. Singer, Marilyn. 2011. A Stick Is an Excellent Thing. Ill. by LeUyen Pham. Clarion.
  69. Singer, Marilyn. 2011. Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom. Knopf.
  70. Stevenson, Robert Louis. 2011. A Child’s Garden of Verses. Ill. by Barbara McClintock. HarperCollins.
  71. Thompson, Holly. 2011. Orchards. Random House.
  72. Van Cleave, Ryan G. 2011. Unlocked. Walker.
  73. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. Eds. 2011. PoetryTagTime. PoetryTagTime.com.
  74. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. Eds. 2011. P*TAG. PoetryTagTime.com.
  75. Wardlaw, Lee. 2011. Won Ton; A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Ill. by Eugene Yelchin. Henry Holt.
  76. Warren, Celia. Ed. 2011. RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry. London: A&C Black.
  77. Weber, Lori. 2011. Yellow Mini. Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
  78. Wheeler, Lisa. 2011. Spinster Goose; Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children. Ill. by Sophie Blackall. Atheneum.
  79. Wolf, Allan. 2011. The Watch That Ends the Night; Voices from the Titanic. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
  80. Wong, Janet. 2011. Once Upon A Tiger; New Beginnings for Endangered Animals. OnceUponaTiger.com.
  81. Yolen, Jane. 2011. Birds of a Feather. Ill. by Jason Stemple. Boyds Mills Press.
  82. Yoon, Salina. 2011. One Two, Buckle My Shoe. Random House.
  83. Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn. 2011. Cousins of Clouds; Elephant Poems. Houghton Mifflin.
Image credit: teatreetells.ca

Posting by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2011. All rights reserved.

14 comments:

Amy LV said...

I am wiping the drool from my chin. Thank you, Sylvia, for setting the table for the year ahead. You're a poetry detective, and I'm grateful! (Is it difficult to sneak up on the books in your wild tights?) I'll be linking to this...

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks, Amy-- my pleasure-- and thanks for linking. I wore blue plaid tights today as a matter of fact!

Shoshana said...

Wow, it's going to be a good year!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

What a great list. You're right, Sylvia. It's a wonderful resource for the coming year. Many thanks!

Michele Krueger said...

Thanks, Sylvia. It's great to see at a glance who's writing, what themes are current and which publishers are publishing in 2011! I appreciate your passion for the genre and value your research. I only wish Dear One could be more widely distributed!
Best regards and wishing you much aMUSEment in 2011!
There's a storm brewing up north, so watch out for Amy's drool!
Michele Krueger

Lee Wardlaw said...

Thanks so much for the sneak peek at my book Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku! So far it's received two starred reviews - - from Kirkus and Booklist. Pub date is Feb. 15th. Best fishes and warmest purrs, Ms. Lee Wardlaw

laurasalas said...

Oooooh! So many books to look forward to! Thanks, Sylvia, for putting a bunch of them on my radar. Some I was already waiting for, but others I've never heard of. You are such a great resource!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks, all, for reading, commenting, and supporting. I'm always so tickled when all you POETS post! It's such a lovely community of people. I just can't wait to see all your new books!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Sylvia,

Thanks for this sneak peek. Can't wait to see some of these books.

BTW, I believe Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes have a picture book for younger children titled “Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature” coming out in the fall.

I was so excited when ALA announced that Sidman's "Dark Emperor" had received a Newbery Honor.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Elaine! Yes, I'm excited to see Joyce's new book, but she said it was not a poetry book. But it looks GORGEOUS from the bit I've seen! And I was SO excited about her Newbery honor too-- for Joyce AND for poetry!

Kate Coombs said...

Singer, Salas, Hopkins, Franco, Yolen... What a marvelous list! Thank you!

Sue said...

Two books by Marilyn Singer in 2011 and three by Lee Bennett Hopkins? What a year! And I'm already hungry for more Douglas Florian--anything new coming? Sue Cowing, Honolulu

Lee Wardlaw said...

Sylvia, wanted you to know about a Y.A. novel in poems coming out later this spring: Displacement by Thalia Chaltas. Thalia is the author of Because I am Furniture, published by Viking two years ago. Displacement is another gripping, poignant story.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Lee, thanks for the note about Thalia's new book which I have added to the list. I thought BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE was terrific, so I'm looking forward to DISPLACEMENT, too.