I noted last week that the Cybils award went to BookSpeak! by Laura Purdie Salas. This seems like a good moment to round up a few other recent poetry award announcements.
The 20th recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs.
The Claudia Lewis Poetry Award this year went to The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis. Check out the digital trailer for this book and educator's guide linked to Common Core standards here.
The most recent (2012) Lion and Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry goes to Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff.
Congratulations, winners! Thanks for setting the bar high for all of us. And thank you, award committees, for these marvelous, diverse selections. So glad to see science poetry, anthologies, and African American heritage get this special recognition.
Over the last few years. my wonderful library school students and I have worked to create toolboxes of guides and digital trailers for each of the poetry award and honor books to help teachers, librarians, and parents share these wonderful books with young people. Be sure to check them out!
The Lee B. Hopkins Poetry Award Teaching Toolbox. Click here.
The Claudia Lewis Poetry Award Teaching Toolbox. Click here.
The Lion and Unicorn Poetry Award Teaching Toolbox. Click here.
We'll be working on creating resources for the newest winners very soon!