Thursday, January 09, 2020

Sneak Peek list for 2020

It's time again to share my "sneak peek" list of the poetry for young people that is due to be published this year. As usual, please let me know about any titles that I may have missed or any errors I have made here. I've made a broad sweep and included anthologies, poetry picture books, and novels in verse. I've even included books that gather poems alongside other things like stories and art. But I have not include rhyming picture books (because there are so many of them!). I'll revise and expand this list all year long, so check back any time. There's a link to this list in the sidebar too. (I can't believe I've been creating a "sneak peek" list for more than TEN YEARS now! Wow!) Here's to another year full of wonderful work! 

2020 Sneak Peek List

  1. Abery, Julie. 2020. Yusra Swims. Ill. by Sally Deng. Minneapolis: Creative Editions.
  2. Acevedo, Elizabeth. 2020. Clap When You Land. New York: HarperCollins. 
  3. Arndt, Michael. 2020. Thoughts Are Air. Ill. by Irena Freitas. New York: Dial. 
  4. Atkins, Jeannine. 2020. Grasping Mysteries: Girls Who Loved Math. New York: Atheneum. 
  5. Beck-Jacobson, Darlene. 2020. Wishes, Dares and How to Stand Up to a Bully. Berkeley, CA: Creston.
  6. Berne, Jennifer. 2020. On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. San Francisco: Chronicle.  
  7. Bogart, Jo Ellen. 2020. Little Blue House Beside the Sea. Ill. by Carme Lemniscates. Thomaston, ME: Tilbury House. 
  8. Bowling, Dusti. 2020. The Canyon’s Edge. New York: Little, Brown. 
  9. Bradley, Jeanette; Dawson, Keila V. and Metcalf, Lindsay H. Eds. 2020. Taking the Mic. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  10. Brantley-Newton, Vanessa. 2020. Just Like Me. New York: Knopf. 
  11. Browne, Mahogany L. 2020. Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice. New York: Roaring Brook Press. 
  12. Bulion, Leslie. 2020. Amphibian Acrobats. Ill. by Robert Meganck. Atlanta: Peachtree. 
  13. Caprara, Rebecca. 2020. Worst-Case Collin. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. 
  14. Chang, Victoria. 2020. Love, Love. New York: Sterling. 
  15. Culley, Betty. 2020. Three Things I Know Are True. New York: HarperCollins. 
  16. Davies, Jacqueline. 2020. Bubbles…UP! New York: HarperCollins. 
  17. Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie. 2020. Beyond Me. New York: Caitlyn Diouhy/Atheneum.
  18. DuBois, Caroline Brooks. 2020. The Places We Sleep. New York: Holiday House. 
  19. Elliott, Zetta. 2020. Say Her Name. Ill. by Love is Wise. New York: Jump at the Sun. 
  20. Engle, Margarita. 2020. A Song of Frutas. Ill. by Sara Palacios. New York: Atheneum. 
  21. Engle, Margarita. 2020. With a Star in My Hand. Ill. by Rubén Darío. New York: Atheneum. 
  22. Fipps, Lisa. 2020. Starfish. New York: Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books. 
  23. Frost, Helen. 2020. All He Knew. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 
  24. Frost, Helen. 2020. Blue Daisy. Ill. by Rob Shepperson. New York: Holiday House.
  25. Gansworth, Eric. 2020. Apple: Skin to the Core. New York: Levine Querido. 
  26. Gianferrari, Maria. 2020. Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story. Ill. by Jonathan Voss. New York: Putnam. 
  27. Grehan, Meg. 2020. The Deepest Breath. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  28. Harrison, David. 2020. After Dark. Ill. by Stephanie Laberis. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills & Kane/Wordsong.   
  29. Hill, Skip. 2020. How to Tie a Shoe. Oklahoma City, OK: Penny Candy. 
  30. Holt, K. A. 2020. Benbee. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 
  31. Hopkins, Ellen. 2020. Closer to Nowhere. New York: Putnam.
  32. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Ed. 2020. Construction People. Ill. by Ellen Shi. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills & Kane/Wordsong.   
  33. Iloh, Candace. 2020. Ada. New York: Dutton. 
  34. James, Nancy Johnson. 2020. Brown. Ill. by Constance Moore. Cameron Kids. 
  35. Jensen, Kelly. Ed. 2020. Body Talk. New York: Algonquin. 
  36. Johnson, Aimee Hagerty. 2020. The Fir and I. Boston: Page Street Kids. 
  37. Johnson, Angela. 2020. A Girl Like Me. Ill. by Nina Crews. Brookfield, CT: Lerner/Millbrook. 
  38. Jules, Jacqueline. 2020. Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence. Ill. by Iris Deppe. Chicago: Albert Whitman. 
  39. Latham, Irene and Waters, Charles. 2020. Dictionary for a Better World. Ill. by Mehrdokht Amini. Brookfield, CT: Lerner. 
  40. Latham, Irene. 2020. Nine: A Book of Nonet Poems. Ill. by Amy Huntington. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. 
  41. Latham, Irene. 2020. This Poem Is a Nest. Ill. by Johanna Wright. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills & Kane/Wordsong.   
  42. Lewis, J. Patrick. 2020. Always, Jackie. Ill. by John Thompson. Minneapolis: Creative Editions. 
  43. Lowry, Lois. 2020. On the Horizon. Ill. by Kenard Pak. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  44. Lyon, George Ella. 2020. Voices of Justice. Ill. by Jennifer Potter. New York: Holt. 
  45. Madan, Vikram. 2020. A Hatful of Dragons: And 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills & Kane/Wordsong.  
  46. Maddox, Marjorie. 2020. I'm Feeling Blue, Too. Ill. by Philip Huber. Wipf & Stock.
  47. Maddox, Marjorie. 2020. Inside Out: Poems on Reading and Writing Poems. Kelsay Books. 
  48. Maizes, Sarah. 2020. Atticus Caticus. Ill. by Kara Kramer. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  49. Marroquin, M.L. 2020. Hair. Ill. by Tonya Engel. Boston: Page Street Kids. 
  50. Mateer, Trista. 2020. When the Stars Wrote Back. New York: Random House. 
  51. Moore, Clement C. 2020. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Ill. by Loren Long. New York: HarperCollins. 
  52. Murphy, Sally. 2020. Worse Things
  53. Nye, Naomi Shihab. 2020. Cast Away: Poems for Our Time. New York: Greenwillow.
  54. Robillard, Evie. 2020. A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Ill. by Rachel Katstaller. New York: Kids Can Press. 
  55. Salazar, Aida. 2020. The Land of the Cranes. New York: Scholastic. 
  56. Keller, Shana. 2020. Fly, Firefly. Ill. by Ramona Kaulitzki. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear. 
  57. Sidman, Joyce. 2020. Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet. Ill. by Mira Asiain Lora. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  58. Silverman, Buffy. 2020. On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook.
  59. Singer, Marilyn. 2020. Follow the Recipe: Poems about Imagination, Celebration, and Cake. Ill. by Marjorie Priceman. New York: Dial. 
  60. Slade, Suzanne. 2020. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Ill. by Cozbi A. Cabrera. New York: Abrams. 
  61. Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Ed. 2020. [Untitled powwow anthology]. New York: HarperCollins. 
  62. Solter, Sonja. 2020. When You Know What I Know. New York: Little, Brown. 
  63. Stein, Gertrude. 2020. A Little Called Pauline. Ill. by Bianca Stone. Oklahoma City, OK: Penny Candy. 
  64. Stevenson, Robert Louis. 2020. Where Go the Boats? Ill. by Chris Sheban. Minneapolis: Creative Editions. 
  65. Stohler, Lauren. 2020. The Best Worst Poet Ever. New York: Atheneum.
  66. Tellegen, Toon. 2020. I Wish. Ill. by Ingrid Godon. Translated by David Colmer. Brooklyn, NY: Elsewhere Editions. 
  67. VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig. 2020. Write! Write! Write! Ill. by Ryan O’Rourke. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills & Kane/Wordsong.   
  68. Vecchione, Patrice. 2020. My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Poetry Writing Resource for Speaking In and Speaking Out. New York: Seven Stories/Triangle Square. 
  69. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2020. Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom. Ill. by Michele Wood. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  70. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2020. By and By, Charles Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music. Ill. by Bryan Collier. New York: Atheneum. 
  71. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2020. RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Ill. by Frank Morrison. New York: Atheneum. 
  72. White, Dianne. 2020. Green on Green. Ill. by Felicita Sala. New York: Beach Lane Books. 
  73. White, Dianne. 2020. Walls. Ill. by Barroux. Toronto: Owl Kids. 
  74. Whitman, Walt. 2020. The World Below the Brine. Ill. by Jim Carroll. Minneapolis: Creative Editions. 
  75. Yolen, Jane. 2020. Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and Her Poetic Beginnings. Ill. by Christine Davenier. New York: Macmillan/Henry Holt/Ottaviano. 
Here's a little bonus video featuring the book covers of many of these new and forthcoming poetry titles for 2020. Can't wait to read them all!


Don't miss the rest of the Poetry Friday fun at Sally Murphy's blog. Sally, I am thinking about you and all the people (and animals) in Australia struggling with the awful fires. 

Friday, January 03, 2020

Cybils 2019 Poetry Finalists

It's a new year and time to celebrate lists of best books, favorite books, and just-plain-awesome books for young people. I love participating in the Cybils award, in particular, because they focus on POETRY specifically and because it gives me an opportunity to dialogue about poetry with other bloggers and lovers of poetry! This year, I served as a judge for the poetry finalists and we were charged with winnowing the wonderful field of poetry for young people published last year down to SEVEN books. Not easy, but fun to read, reread, and discuss. You can see the list of ALL the nominated poetry titles here. But here are the SEVEN finalists we chose collectively. The final ONE winner will be announced on Feb. 14. Stay tuned. 

Cybils Poetry Finalists

Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems
by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez
Henry Holt

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience 
Edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond
Triangle Square

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir 
by Nikki Grimes
Wordsong

Other Words for Home
by Jasmine Warga
Balzer + Bray

SHOUT
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Viking Books for Young Readers

Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer
by Elizabeth Steinglass, illustrated by Edson Ike
Wordsong

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems 
by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Richard Jones
Candlewick Press

My fantastic fellow judges for the Cybils Poetry Finalists:
Anastasia Suen, #kidlit Book of the Day
Ellen Zschunke, On the Shelf 4 Kids
Tricia Stohr-Hunt, The Miss Rumphius Effect
Matt Esenwine, Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche

And don't miss ALL the wonderful poetry published in 2019! There were so many other fantastic works to read and share. Revisit my 2019 list of poetry here.

Now head on over to Carol's Corner for more Poetry Friday love!
Happy new year, y'all. My "sneak peek" list of forthcoming 2020 poetry titles should be up next week!