I have decided it's time to update my annual list of poetry books published for young people with new titles I have run across in recent months. Some have been mentioned or featured here and elsewhere already, but I'm always eager to provide a comprehensive resource whenever possible. (I'll update my January list to include all these, too, for future reference.)
- Andrews, Julie and Hamilton, Emma Walton. Eds. 2012. Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year. Ill. by Marjorie Priceman. New York: Little, Brown.
- Brownlee, Liz. 2012. Animal Magic. Ill. by Rose Sanderson. London: Iron Press.
- Cabrera, Jane. Adapter. 2012. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. New York: Holiday House.
- Clayton, Dallas. 2012. Make Magic! Do Good!. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Davies, Nicola. 2012. Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature. Ill. by Mark Hearld. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Dean, Carolee. 2012. Forget Me Not. New York: Simon Pulse.
- Elliott, David. 2012. In the Sea. Ill. by Holly Meade. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Florian, Douglas. 2012. Shiver Me Timbers! Ill. by Robert Neubecker. New York: Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster.
- Fyleman, Rose. 2012. Mice. Ill. by Lois Ehlert. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Hopkins, Ellen. 2012. Tilt. New York: Margaret K. McElderry.
- Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 2012. Mary’s Song. Ill. by Stephen Alcorn. Eerdmans.
- Kimmel, Eric A. Adapter. Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale. Ill. by Andrew Glass. New York: Feiwel & Friends.
- Leavitt, Martine. 2012. My Book of Life by Angel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- Lesynki, Loris. 2012. Crazy About Soccer. Toronto: Annick Press.
- Lewis, J. Patrick. 2012. What’s Looking at You Kid? Ill. by Renee Graef. Sleeping Bear Press.
- Marsalis, Wynton. 2012. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! Ill. by Paul Rogers. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Nesbitt, Kenn. 2012. The Armpit of Doom: Poems for Giftedly Mental Children. Ill. by Rafael Domingos. CreateSpace.
- Opie, Iona and Peter Opie. Eds. 1992/2012. I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (Reissued)
- A Poem as Big as New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple. Ill. by Masha D’yans. New York: Teachers Writers Collaborative.
- Rosen, Michael. Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles, & Rhymes. Ill. by Quentin Blake. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Ross, Gary. 2012. Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind. Ill. by Matthew Myers. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
- Swain, Gwenyth. 2012. Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press/Calkins Creek.
- Thomas, Joyce Carol. 2012. In the Land of Milk and Honey. Ill. by Floyd Cooper. New York: HarperCollins.
- Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. Eds. 2012. The Poetry Friday Anthology. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books. (of course!)
- Yolen, Jane. 2012. Ekaterinoslav: One Family's Passage to America, a Memoir in Verse. Duluth, MN: HolyCow! Press.
- Yolen, Jane. 2012. The Emily Sonnets. Ill. by Gary Kelley. Creative Editions.
Also this poetry-related work looks interesting...
Burak, Kate. 2012. Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things. New York: Roaring Brook.
And this book is now due out in 2013, but that's another list!
Kennedy, Caroline. Ed. 2012. Poems to Learn by Heart. Ill. by John Muth. Hyperion.
If you know of other titles that I have missed (in my combined January and September lists), please let me know. Thanks!
It's still not too late to join the party at Renee LaTulippe's No Water River this Poetry Friday. I'll see you there.