Friday, January 05, 2018

Sneak Peek list for 2018

It's time again to gather a list of all the poetry for young people that is set to be published in 2018. So much to look forward to! As always, the list is a living list and I'll be making additions and revisions all year long. In fact, I usually begin with about 30 titles that I know are coming, but by the end of the year have about 100 titles on the list! Thus, you'll find a link to this sneak peek list for easy reference in the sidebar of this blog to check at any time. Also, I welcome all input on poetry books you know about that might be missing from this list. (Use the comments link below.)  I've included all the poetry picture books and novels in verse that I have heard about thus far. I have not read all these (yet) or even seen them all, so there may be one or two that are NOT entirely poetry and I'll remove them if I find that to be true. I don't usually include poetic picture books, as much as I enjoy them. But there are plenty of new novels in verse-- many by new poets-- and lovely picture book collections and anthologies to enjoy. So, let's get rolling!





Sneak Peek List of Poetry for Young People 2018
  1. Acevedo, Elizabeth. 2018. The Poet X. New York: HarperCollins. 
  2. Alexander, Kwame. 2018. Rebound. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  3. Browne, Mahogany. 2018. Black Girl Magic: A Poem. Ill. by Jess X. Snow. New York: Roaring Brook Press. 
  4. Bulion, Leslie. 2018. Leaf Litter Critters. Ill. by Robert Meganck. Atlanta: Peachtree. 
  5. Clark-Robinson, Monica. 2018. Let the Children March. Ill. by Frank Morrison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  6. del Rosario, Juleah. 2018. 500 Words or Less. New York: Simon Pulse. 
  7. Donegan, Patricia. 2018. Write Your Own Haiku for Kids: Write Poetry in the Japanese Tradition. Tuttle Publishing.     
  8. Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. 2018. You and Me. Ill. by Susan Reagan. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  9. Engle, Margarita. 2018. The Flying Girl. Ill. by Sara Palacios. New York: Atheneum.
  10. Engle, Margarita. 2018. Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots. Ill. by Rudy Gutierrez. New York: Atheneum. 
  11. Engle, Margarita and Karanjit, Amish and Karanjit, Nicole. 2018. A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal. Ill. by Ruth Jeyaveeran. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner.  
  12. Florian, Douglas. 2018. Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All. New York: Beach Lane Books.
  13. Giardino, Alex. 2018. Ode to an Onion. Ill. by Felicita Sala. Cameron Kids. 
  14. Green Shari. 2018. Missing Mike.  Pajama Press. 
  15. Grimes, Nikki. 2018. Between the Lines. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  16. Harrison, David L. 2018. Crawly School for Bugs. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.  
  17. Harrison, David L. 2018. A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build. Ill. by Giles Laroche. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  18. Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2018. Jabberwalking. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  19. Hesterman, Katie. 2018. March: A Round of Robins. Ill. by Sergio Russier. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.   
  20. Holt, K.A. 2018. Knockout. San Francisco: Chronicle. 
  21. Hopkins, Lee Bennett (Ed.). 2018. School People. Ill. by Ellen Shi. Honesdale, PA: Noyds Mills Press. 
  22. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. A Bunch of Punctuation. Ill. by Serge Bloch. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press/Wordsong.
  23. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage. New York: Lee & Low.
  24. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Abrams. 
  25. Jensen, Cordelia. 2018. The Way Light Bends. New York: Philomel. 
  26. Judge, Lita. 2018.  Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
  27. Kaufman, Caroline. 2018. Light Filters In: Poems. Ill. by Yelena Bryksenkova. New York: HarperCollins. 
  28. Latham, Irene and Waters, Charles. 2018. Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship. Ill. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. Carolrhoda/Lerner.
  29. Lewis, J. Patrick. 2018. Phrases of the Moon. Ill. by Jori van der Linde. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  30. Lewis, J. Patrick. (Ed.) 2018. The Poetry of Us: More Than 200 Poems about the People, Places and Passions of the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.  
  31. McCullough, Joy. 2018. Blood Water Paint. New York: Dutton. 
  32. Medina, Tony. 2018. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. Penny Candy Books.
  33. Neri, G. 2018. When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel. Ill. by David Litchfield. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  34. Nye, Naomi Shihab. 2018. Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners. New York: Greenwillow.
  35. Paschkis, Julie. 2018. Vivid: Poems and Notes About Color. New York: Holt. 
  36. Reynolds, Jason. 2018. For Everyone. New York: Atheneum. 
  37. Rosen, Michael J. 2018. The Greatest Table. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  38. Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Every Month Is a New Year. New York: Lee & Low.
  39. Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Have You Heard About Lady Bird: Poems about Our First Ladies. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  40. Slade, Suzanne. 2018. 2982 Days. Ill. by Thomas Gonzalez. Atlanta: Peachtree.  
  41. Toalson, R.L. 2018. The Colors of the Rain. Bonnier Publishing USA. 
  42. VanDerwater, Amy. 2018. With My Hands: Poems About Making Things. Ill. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. New York: Clarion. 
  43. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet (Eds.). 2018. Great Morning!: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.
  44. Walker, Sally M. 2018. Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up. Ill. by William Grill. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  45. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2018. Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You. Ill. by James E. Ransome. New York: Bloomsbury.
  46. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2018. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace. Ill. by Frank Morrison. New York: Atheneum. 
  47. Weston, Robert Paul. 2018. Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms. Ill. by Misa Saburi. Tundra.
And don't forget to join the Poetry Friday crew hosted this week by Catherine at Read to the Core. See you there!