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. Agard, John. 2018. Come All You Little Persons. London: Faber & Faber.
  3. Alexander, Kwame. 2018. Rebound. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  4. Alexander, Kwame and Hess, Mary Rand. 2018. Swing. New York: HarperCollins/Blink. 
  5. Apel, Kathryn. 2019. Bully on the Bus. Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller.
  6. Bagert, Brod. 2018. Maybe You: Poems & Plays; Science as Inquiry. San Antonio, TX: Living Road Press.
  7. Bagert, Brod. 2018. Perfect Children. Ill. by Mike Artell. New Orleans, LA: Juliahouse Publishing.  
  8. Bauer, Marion Dane. 2018. The Stuff of Stars. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  9. Bowles, David. 2018. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
  10. Boyce, Jo Ann Allen and Levy, Debbie. 2018. This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality. New York: Harper.
  11. Brown, Calef. 2018. The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook.
  12. Browne, Mahogany. 2018. Black Girl Magic: A Poem. Ill. by Jess X. Snow. New York: Roaring Brook Press. 
  13. Bulion, Leslie. 2018. Leaf Litter Critters. Ill. by Robert Meganck. Atlanta: Peachtree.  
  14. Carter, James. 2018. Once Upon a Star. Ill. by Mar Hernandez. New York: Random House/Doubleday.
  15. Clark-Robinson, Monica. 2018. Let the Children March. Ill. by Frank Morrison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  16. Cline-Ransome, Lesa. 2018. Finding Langston. New York: Holiday House.
  17. Coombs, Kate. 2018. Monster School. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
  18. Copus, Julia. 2018. My Bed Is An Air Balloon. London: Faber & Faber. 
  19. Crossan, Sarah. 2018. Moonrise. New York: Bloomsbury.
  20. de la Peña, Matt. 2018. Love. Ill. by Loren Long. Putnam. 
  21. de la Mare, Walter. 2018. Snow. Ill. by Carolina Rabei. London: Faber & Faber.
  22. del Rosario, Juleah. 2018. 500 Words or Less. New York: Simon Pulse. 
  23. Donegan, Patricia. 2018. Write Your Own Haiku for Kids: Write Poetry in the Japanese Tradition. Tuttle Publishing.     
  24. Donovan, Sarah J. Alone Together: A Novel. Seela Books.
  25. Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. 2018. You and Me. Ill. by Susan Reagan. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  26. Duncan, Alice Faye. 2018. A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks. Ill. by Xia Gordon. New York: Sterling. 
  27. Elliott, David. In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years. Ill. by Matthew Trueman. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  28. Engle, Margarita. 2018. The Flying Girl. Ill. by Sara Palacios. New York: Atheneum.
  29. Engle, Margarita. 2018. Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots. Ill. by Rudy Gutierrez. New York: Atheneum. 
  30. 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.  
  31. Erdrich, Heid E. 2018. New Poets of Native Nations. Graywolf Press.
  32. Farrey-Latz, Benjamin. 2018. I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up. Minneapolis: Free Spirit. 
  33. Florian, Douglas. 2018. Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All. New York: Beach Lane Books.
  34. Giardino, Alex. 2018. Ode to an Onion. Ill. by Felicita Sala. Cameron Kids. 
  35. Giovanni, Nikki. 2018. I Am Loved. Ill. by Ashley Bryan. New York: Atheneum. 
  36. Green Shari. 2018. Missing Mike.  Pajama Press. 
  37. Grimes, Nikki. 2018. Between the Lines. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  38. Groban, Betsy. (Ed.) 2018. Totally Middle School. New York: Delacorte Press.
  39. Harrison, David L. 2018. Crawly School for Bugs. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.  
  40. Harrison, David L. 2018. A Place to Start a Family: Poems About Creatures That Build. Ill. by Giles Laroche. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  41. Heidbreder, Robert. 2018. Rooster Summer. Ill. by Madeline Kloepper. Toronto: Groundwood.
  42. Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2018. Imagine. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  43. Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2018. Jabberwalking. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  44. Hesterman, Katie. 2018. March: A Round of Robins. Ill. by Sergio Russier. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  45. Holmer, Anders. 2018. Rain. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.   
  46. Holt, K.A. 2018. Knockout. San Francisco: Chronicle. 
  47. Hood, Susan. 2018. Lifeboat 12. New York. Simon & Schuster. 
  48. Hood, Susan. 2018. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World. New York: HarperCollins.
  49. Hopkins, Ellen. 2018. People Kill People. New York: Simon & Schuster/McElderry.
  50. Hopkins, Lee Bennett (Ed.). 2018. School People. Ill. by Ellen Shi. Honesdale, PA: Noyds Mills Press. 
  51. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. A Bunch of Punctuation. Ill. by Serge Bloch. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press/Wordsong.
  52. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage. New York: Lee & Low.
  53. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. (Ed.) 2018. World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Abrams. 
  54. Hudson, Wade and Hudson, Cheryl Willis. Eds. 2018. We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. New York: Crown. 
  55. Jensen, Cordelia. 2018. Every Shiny Thing. New York: Abrams. 
  56. Jensen, Cordelia. 2018. The Way Light Bends. New York: Philomel. 
  57. Jensen, Kelly. 2018. (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health. New York: Algonquin.
  58. Johnson, Maureen. (Ed.) 2018. How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation. Wednesday Books.
  59. Judge, Lita. 2018.  Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
  60. Jules, Jacqueline. 2018. Light the Menorah!: A Hanukkah Handbook. Ill. by Kristina Swarner. Kar-Ben. 
  61. Kaufman, Caroline. 2018. Light Filters In: Poems. Ill. by Yelena Bryksenkova. New York: HarperCollins. 
  62. Konola, Hanna. 2018. A Year with the Wind. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith.
  63. Kirk, Daniel. 2018. Prayer for the Animals. New York: Abrams.
  64. Lambert, Mary. 2018. Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across. New York: Feiwel & Friends. 
  65. 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.
  66. Lewis, J. Patrick. 2018. Phrases of the Moon. Ill. by Jori van der Linde. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  67. 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.  
  68. Lovelace, Amanda; Gill, Nikita; Thomas, Iain S. et. al. 2018. Disconnected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise.
  69. McCullough, Joy. 2018. Blood Water Paint. New York: Dutton. 
  70. Medina, Tony. 2018. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. Penny Candy Books.
  71. Mora, Pat. 2018. Bookjoy, Wordjoy. Ill. by Raúl Colón. New York: Lee & Low.
  72. Neri, G. 2018. When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel. Ill. by David Litchfield. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  73. Nye, Naomi Shihab. 2018. Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners. New York: Greenwillow.
  74. Orgill, Roxane. 2018. Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  75. Paschkis, Julie. 2018. Vivid: Poems and Notes About Color. New York: Holt. 
  76. Pate, Alexs. 2018. You. Ill. by Soud. Minneapolis, MN: Capstone. 
  77. Pignat, Caroline. 2018. Poetree. Red Deer Press.
  78. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. 2018. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. Ill by Brian Pinkney. New York: Scholastic.
  79. Preston-Gannon, Frann. 2018. Sing a Song of Seasons. Somerville, MA: Candlewick/Nosy Crow.
  80. Reynolds, Jason. 2018. For Everyone. New York: Atheneum. 
  81. Rooney, Rachel. 2018. A Kid in My Class. New York: Feiwel & Friends.
  82. Rosen, Michael. 2018. What is Poetry? The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems. London: Walker Books. 
  83. Rosen, Michael J. 2018. The Greatest Table. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. Mankato, MN: The Creative Company. 
  84. Rosen, Michael J. 2018. The Horse's Haiku. Ill. by Stan Fellows. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  85. Rosenberg, Sydell. 2018. H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z. Ill. by Sawsan Chalabi. Oklahoma City, OK: Penny Candy. 
  86. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2018. Meet My Family! Animal Babies and Their Families. Ill. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Brookfield, CT: Lerner/Millbrook.
  87. Settel, Joanne. 2018. Your Amazing Skin from Outside In. New York: Feiwel & Friends.  
  88. _____. 2018. Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year. Ill. by Frank Preston-Gannon. Somerville, MA: Candlewick/Nosy Crow.
  89. Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Every Month Is a New Year. New York: Lee & Low.
  90. Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Have You Heard About Lady Bird: Poems about Our First Ladies. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  91. Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Who Are You Calling Weird? New York: Quarto. 
  92. Slade, Suzanne. 2018. Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon. Ill. by Thomas Gonzalez. Atlanta: Peachtree.  
  93. Smith, Heather. 2018. Ebb and Flow. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
  94. Sones, Sonya. 2018. The Opposite of Innocent. New York: HarperTeen.
  95. Tassi, Marguerite. (Ed.) 2018. Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare. Ill. by Mercé López. MoonDance Press.
  96. Taylor, Annette Daniels. 2018. Dreams on Fire. Enslow.
  97. Toalson, R.L. 2018. The Colors of the Rain. Bonnier Publishing USA. 
  98. Tuttle, Sarah Grace. 2018. Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife. Ill. by Amy Schimler-Safford. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  99. VanDerwater, Amy. 2018. With My Hands: Poems About Making Things. Ill. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. New York: Clarion. 
  100. van de Vendel, Edward. 2018. I'll Root for You. Ill. by Wolf Erlbruch. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  101. Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet (Eds.). 2018. Great Morning!: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.
  102. Walker, Sally M. 2018. Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up. Ill. by William Grill. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  103. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2018. Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You. Ill. by James E. Ransome. New York: Bloomsbury.
  104. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2018. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace. Ill. by Frank Morrison. New York: Atheneum. 
  105. Weston, Robert Paul. 2018. Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms. Ill. by Misa Saburi. Tundra.
  106. Winters, Kari-Lynn and Fleming, Lori Sherritt. 2018. Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On. London: Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
  107. Winters, Kay. 2018. Did You Hear What I Heard? Poems About School. Ill. by Patrice Barton. New York: Dial.
  108. Wright, Richard. 2018. Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright. Ill. by Nina Crews. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.
  109. Yeatts, Tabatha. (Ed.) 2018. Imperfect: Poems About Mistakes: An Anthology for Middle Schoolers. History House Publishers.
  110. Yolen, Jane. 2018. Finding Baba Yaga. New York: Tor Books.
  111. Yolen, Jane and Stemple, Heidi. 2018. Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems, and Stories. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic. 
And don't forget to join the Poetry Friday crew hosted this week by Catherine at Read to the Core. See you there! 


Linda Mitchell said...

It's like window shopping before have the Macy's windows!!! What a gorgeous collection of books. Where to start? I want all of them. Thank you.

Jane Heitman Healy said...

Lots to look forward to! Thanks for the heads-up, and congratulations, poets!

jama said...

Thank you. I always look forward to this list!!

Unknown said...

Another treasure for your list is Naomi Shihab Nye's VOICES IN THE AIR: POEMS FOR LISTENERS (Greenwillow,pub date is 2/13/18).

Jeannine Atkins said...

Thanks for this, a treat each year, as Jama said. Lita Judge has a verse novel (she illustrated!) about Mary Shelley coming out at the end of Jan. called Mary's Monster.

Shari Green said...

Thanks for this wonderful list. I always love discovering more verse novels! My next verse novel comes out this year from Pajama Press - MISSING MIKE.

Cordelia Jensen said...

Oh woops I posted this in the wrong place! My new verse novel used to be titled THE EXCAVATION OF LINCOLN MALONE but the title is now THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS. Thanks for including the book and changing it when you can!! Here is a link to the book:

Renee LaTulippe said...

My favorite list of the year! Thanks for compiling these each year, Sylvia. I come back to them again and again, and always send my students here too. <3

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Elizabeth Speer said...

Leaf Litter Critters is a wonderful addition for teachers or for a child that loves science. I was fortunate enough to review it for School Library Journal. I also have Write Your Own Haiku for Kids:See the World through Haiku Eyes by Patricia Donegan in my hands to review.

Irene Latham said...

Thank you, Sylvia, as ever! So much to look forward to. You can take off LOVE, AGNES -- it started as a book of poems but morphed into prose! Happy New Year, and congrats to you and Janet on the forthcoming book. xo

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Thanks again for putting your annual list together, Sylvia! I'm pretty sure Pat Lewis' latest National Geographic anthology, THE UNITED STATES OF POETRY, is coming out this fall (those of us who contributed to it were told it's scheduled for Sept., but I don't know if that has changed).

Professor Blog said...

Thank you Sylvia- wonderful resources!

Catherine said...

So many books to look forward to! Thank you so much for compiling this list, Sylvia. Happy New Year!

Linda B said...

Thanks, Sylvia, much to look forward to, some I've already bookmarked, happy to see more that are on their way!

Michelle Kogan said...

Thanks Sylvia for this burgeoning list of poetry books, great journeys to be had here, and more to come!

Carol Varsalona said...

What an amazing lie-up of poetry books you have provided for us, Sylvia. Congratulations to you and Janet for your new book and for all the work you do to bring the best of poetry to the field.

Mary Lee said...

YAY! Thanks for the sneak peek! Lots to look forward to!

Kay said...

Thanks for curating this list. What a treasure trove! I'll be coming back often to check the new additions!

Sally Murphy said...

So much poetry goodness.If only we could have just a percentage of these published in Australia how happy I would be!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hey, y'all! Happy new year and thank you all for stopping by and helping me with the list-- and for your kind words. Here's to a great big wonderful poetry-filled year! We NEED it! :-)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Thank you, Sylvia! So many books, so little time... looking forward to reading as many of these as I possibly can. Here's one more that I've been looking forward to from Millbrook Press on February 1, 2018: SEEING INTO TOMORROW: HAIKU BY RICHARD WRIGHT, biography and illustrations by Nina Crews.

Sarah Grace Tuttle said...

This is a gorgeous list... I'm so excited to add these books to my reading pile for the coming year! I'd also like to take a moment for shameless self-promotion. My debut picture book is a collection of poetry! HIDDEN CITY: POEMS OF URBAN WILDLIFE comes out March 8, 2018 from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Thank you so much for compiling this list. It is quite the gift to all of us who love poetry!

Heart Happy Kids said...

Releasing February 21st, 2018 is 'N is for Nutrition: Rhymes by the Alphabet', for ages 3 to 8. Go on a colorful journey from farms and gardens to food on the table, learning about plant-based food and nutrition with rhymes by the alphabet. Available at Amazon

Anonymous said...

My partner, Merrijo Wheaton, and I just finished our children's book in verse, "The Bug's Journey." We would appreciate any comments.