It's time again for my "Sneak Peek" list-- a gathering of all the titles of poetry books, anthologies, and novels in verse that are due to be published in 2021-- as far as I know at this date. Please comment if you know of other new 2021 titles to add to the list. I'll be updating the list all year long to provide a bibliography of 2021 poetry for young people to help all those who like to keep their poetry collections current (ALL OF US, I hope!). One note: I don't include rhyming picture books, although I enjoy those very much and one could consider them poetic, if not poetry too. They usually get plenty of love elsewhere, so I try to focus exclusively on poetry books, anthologies, and novels in verse. So, let's get going... there's much to be excited about by some of our favorite poets as well as by many new voices, too!
Sneak Peek List of Poetry for Young People 2021
Abdurraqib, Franny Choi; Sullivan, Dan, and Kahn, Peter. Eds. 2021. Respecting the Mic. New York: Penguin.
Agard, John. 2021. Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for the Planet. Ill. by Piet Grobler. Oxford: Lantana.
Ak'abal, Humberto. 2021. Aquí era el paraíso/ Here Was Paradise. Ill. by Amelia Lau Carling. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Barnes, Derrick. 2021. [Bio of Muhammad Ali] Ill. by Gordon James. Boston: HMH/Versify.
Baron, Chris. 2021. The Magical Imperfect. New York: Feiwel & Friends.
Bruchac, Joseph. 2021. Rez Dogs. New York: Dial.
Browne, Mahogany L. 2021. Chlorine Sky. New York: Crown.
Bruchac, Joseph. 2021. Voices of the People. Reycraft.
Bulion, Leslie. 2021. Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs. Ill. by Robert Meganck. Atlanta: Peachtree.
Cane, Tina. 2021. The Road to Alma. New York: Random House/Make Me a World.
Charles, Tami. 2021. Muted. New York: Scholastic.
Chau, Alina. 2021. In the Spirit of a Dream. New York: Orchard.
Chin-Tanner, Wendy and Chin-Taylor, Tyler (Eds.). 2021. Embodied: An intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology. A Wave Blue World Inc.
Coelho, Joseph. 2021. The Girl Who Became a Tree: A Story Told in Poems. Ill. by Kate Milner. Otter-Barry.
Cotner, June and Ling, Nancy Tupper. Eds. 2021. For Every Little Things: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Dakos, Kalli. 2021. They Only See the Outside. Ill. by Jimothy Oliver. Washington DC: Magination Press.
de Botton, Alain. Ed. 2021. An Emotional Menagerie: Feelings from A to Z. The School of Life.
Doyon, Samara Cole. 2021. Magic Like That. Ill. by Geneva Bowers. New York: Lee & Low.
Drimmer, Stephanie Warren. 2021. Beneath the Waves: Celebrating the Ocean. Washington DC: National Geographic.
Elhillo, Safia. 2021. Home is Not a Country. New York: PRH/Make Me a World.
Elliott, David. 2021. The Seventh Raven. Boston: HMH.
Elliott, Zetta and Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. Eds. 2021. Moonwalking. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Engle, Margarita. 2021. A Song of Frutas. Ill. by Sara Palacios. New York: Atheneum.
Engle, Margarita. 2021. Your Heart, My Sky. New York: Atheneum.
Esiri, Allie. Ed. 2021. A Poet for Every Day of the Year. London: Macmillan/NY: Penguin.
Everman, Cookie Hiponia. 2021. We Belong. New York: Penguin/Dial.
Farkas, J.M. 2021. The Little Mermaid. Ill. by Gina Triplett. Petaluma, CA: Cameron Books.
Faruqi, Reem. 2021. Unsettled. New York: HarperCollins.
Fast, Yvona. 2021. Loon Summer. Ill. by Nina Schoch. Atmosphere Press.
Fennell, Saraciea, ed. 2021. Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora. New York: Macmillan/Flatiron.
Ferrada, Maria José. Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile. Ill. by María Elena Valdez. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Fipps. Lisa. 2021. Starfish. New York: Penguin/Paulsen.
Flett, Julie. 2021. We All Play / kimêtawânaw. Vancouver: Greystone Kids.
Freeman, Megan E. 2021. Alone. New York: Simon & Schuster/Aladdin.
Fritz, Joanne Rossmassler. 2021. Everywhere Blue. New York: Holiday House.
Frost, Robert. (Reissue) 2021. Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening. Ill. by Vivian Minker. Sanger, CA: Familius.
George, Erica. 2021. Words Composed of Sea and Sky. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press.
Ghigna, Charles. 2021. A Poem is a Firefly. Ill. by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Kids.
Giovanni, Nikki. 2021. A Library. Ill. by Erin Robinson. Boston: HMH/Versify.
Girard, Rogé. Ed. 2020. Carry on: Poetry by Young Immigrants. Owlkids.
Giroux, Benjamin. 2021. I Am Odd, I Am New. Ill. by Roz MacLean. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.
Gorman, Amanda. 2021. Change Sings: A Children's Anthem. Ill. by Loren Long. New York: Penguin Random House.
Gorman, Amanda. 2021. The Hill We Climb. Ill. by Loren Long. New York: Penguin Random House.
Grehan, Meg. 2021. The Deepest Breath. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Grimes, Nikki. 2021. Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Ill. by Ekua Holmes. New York: Bloomsbury.
Guidroz, Rukhsanna. 2021. Samira Surfs. Ill. by Fahmida Azim. Kokila.
Hagan, Ellen. 2021. Reckless, Glorious, Girl. New York: Bloomsbury.
Harrison, David L. 2021. The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet. Ill. by Kate Cosgrove. New York: Holiday House.
Harrold, A. F. 2021. The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice. Ill. by Mini Grey. New York: Bloomsbury.
Heard, Georgia. 2021. My Thoughts Are Clouds. Ill. by Isabel Roxas. Roaring Brook Press.
Herriot, Lindsay; and Fry, Kate, eds. 2021. Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words. Victoria, British Columbia: Orca.
Hood, Susan. 2021. The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics. Ill. By Christiane Engel. New York: HarperCollins.
Judge, Lita. 2021. The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom. New York: Macmillan/Roaring Brook.
Karlins, Mark. 2021. Kyoshi’s Walk. Ill. by Nicole Wong. New York: Lee & Low.
Kirkwood, Kathlyn J. 2021. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round. New York: HMH/Versify.
Krasner, Barbara. 2021. 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the M.S. St. Louis, 1939. Kar-Ben.
Kunkel, Angela Burke. 2021. Penguin Journey. Ill. by Catherine Odell. New York: Abrams Appleseed.
Larios, Julie. 2021. Delicious: Poems Celebrating Street Food Around the World. Ill. by Julie Paschkis. New York: Beach Lane.
LaRocca, Rajani. 2021. Red, White, and Whole. New York: Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins.
Latham, Irene. 2021. Wild Peace. Ill. by Il Sung Na. New York: Roaring Brook.
Latham, Irene. 2021. D-39: A Robodog’s Journey. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Levy, Debbie. 2021. Photo Ark ABC: An Alphabet Book in Poetry and Pictures. Ill. by Joel Sartore. Washington DC: National Geographic Kids.
Lewis, J. Patrick. 2021. I Am Elephant. Ill. by Miriam Nerlove. Mankato, MN: Creative Company.
Lewis, Leigh. 2021. Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared to Rule the High Seas. Washington DC: National Geographic Kids.
Long, Fran. Ed. 2021. The Bee is Not Afraid of Me: A Book of Insect Poems. London: The Emma Press.
Luby, Brittany. 2021. This Is How I Know/ Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh. Ill. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. Translated by Alvin Ted Corbiere and Alan Corbiere. Toronto: Groundwood.
Lucido, Aimee. 2021. Recipe for Disaster. Boston: HMH/Versify.
Magee, Bridget. Ed. 2021. The 10-10 Poetry Anthology.
Mann, J. Albert. 2021. Fix. New York: Little, Brown.
McBride, Amber. 2021. Me (Moth). New York: Feiwel & Friends.
McCullough, Joy. 2021. We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire. New York: Penguin/Dutton.
Mills, Claudia. 2021. The Lost Language. New York: Holiday House/Ferguson.
Milne, A.A. (reissued) 2021. When We Were Very Young. Ill. by Rosemary Wells. New York: Norton.
Moore, Johnny Ray. 2021. Seasonal Adventures. Ill. by Cbabi Bayoc. New Rochelle, NY: Reycraft.
Mora, Pat. 2021. My Magic Wand. Ill. by Amber Alvarez. New York: Lee & Low.
Moses, Brian. Ed. 2021. The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems. London: Macmillan.
Mucha, Laura. 2021. Dear Ugly Sisters: And Other Poems. Ill. by Tanya Rex. Otter-Barry.
Nelson, Marilyn and Lawson, Tammi. 2021. Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life. New York: Macmillan/Ottaviano.
Ode, Eric. 2021. Stop That Poem. Ill. by Jieting Chen. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller.
Pappa, Rodoula. 2021. Beautiful Day! Petite Poems for All Seasons. Petaluma, Ill. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh. CA: Cameron Kids.
Park, Linda Sue. 2021. The One Thing You’d Save. Ill. by Robert Sae-Heng. Boston: HMH/Clarion.
Paul, Miranda. 2021. Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space. Ill. by Sija Hong. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner/Millbrook.
Pearson, Carol Lynn. 2021. Day-Old Child. Ill. by Corey Egbert. Gibbs Smith.
Pearson, Debora. 2021. My Words Flew Away Like Birds. Ill. by Shrija Jain. Toronto, Ontario: Kids Can Press.
Pearson, Tracey Campbell. 2021. Girls and Boys Come Out to Play. New York: Holiday House.
Piercey, Rachel. 2021. If You Go Down to the Woods Today. Ill. by Freya Hartas. New York: Abrams.
Pitman, Gayle E. 2021. Evelyn Hooker and the Fairy Project. Ill. by Sarah Green. Washington DC: Magination Press.
Prelutsky, Jack. 2021. Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems. Ill. by Ruth Chan. New York: Greenwillow.
Raczka, Bob. 2021. The Poet of Piney Woods. Ill. by Kristen Howdeshell. Cameron Kids.
Robinson, Monica Clark. 2021. Standing on Her Shoulders. Ill. by Laura Freeman. New York: Orchard Books.
Roeder, Annette; Baverstock, Alison; and Cunningham, Matt, eds. 2021. At the Height of the Moon: A Book of Bedtime Poetry and Art. New York: Prestel Junior.
Ruurs, Margriet. 2021. Come, Read with Me. Ill. by Christine Wei. Custer, WA: Orca Press.
Saldaña, René, Jr. Ed. 2021. I Sing: The Body: Poems about Body Image. McAllen, TX: Juvented Press.
Schlitz, Laura Amy. 2021. Amber and Clay. Ill. by Julia Iredale. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Shepard, Ray Anthony. 2021. Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge. Ill. by Keith Mallett. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Sidman, Joyce. 2021. Dear Treefrog. Ill. by Diana Sudyka. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Sidman, Joyce. 2021. Hello, Earth! Ill. by Miren Asiain Lora. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Smith, Colby Cedar. 2021. Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel.
Sorell, Traci. 2021. We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know. Ill by Frané Lessac. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Steinberg, D.J. 2021. Christmas, Here I Come! Ill. by Laurie Stansfield. New York: Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap.
Steinberg, D. J. 2021. How to Be Kind in Kindergarten. Ill. by Ruth Hammond. New York: Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap.
Sukenic, Lisa. 2021. Miles from Motown. Fitzroy Books.
Sullivan, Mary. 2021. High. Fitzroy Books/Regal House Publishing.
Sze, Gillian. 2021. My Love for You is Always. Ill. by Michelle Lee. New York: Philomel.
Sze, Gillian. 2021. The Night is Deep and Wide. Ill. by Sue Todd. Custer, WA: Orca.
Tafolla, Carmen. 2021. Guerrera Warrior. New York: Penguin/Paulsen.
Tallie, Mariahadessa Ekere. 2021. Karma's Footsteps. Flipped Eye Publishing.
Teckentrup, Britta. 2021. Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright. London: Candlewick/Nosy Crow.
Tougas, Chris. 2021. Poem in My Pocket. Ill. by Josée Bisaillon. Toronto: Kids Can Press.
Varela, Alessandra Narváez. 2021. Thirty Talks Weird Love. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Velasquez, Elisabet. 2021. When We Make It. New York: Dial.
Venkatraman, Padma. 2021 Born Behind Bars. New York: Penguin.
Wade, Cleo. 2021. What the Road Said. Ill. by Lucie de Moyencourt. New York: Fewer & Friends.
Walker, Alice. 2021. Sweet People Are Everywhere. Ill. by Quim Torres. Try Publishing.
Wang, Andrea. 2021. Watercress. Ill. by Jason Chin. New York: Holiday House.
Waters, Fiona. Ed. 2021. Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! Ill. by Britta Techentrup. Nosy Crow.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2021. Dreams for a Daughter. Ill. by Brian Pinkney. New York: Atheneum.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2021. Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi. Ill. by Chris Hsu. New York: Little Bee Books.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2021. The Faith of Elijah Cummings: Champion of Truth, Justice & Equality. Ill. by Laura Freeman. New York: Random House Studio.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2021. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre. Ill. By Floyd Cooper. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner/Carolrhoda.
Whitney, Diana. Ed. 2021. You Do Not Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Women. New York: Workman.
Williams, Kate Munday. 2021. Poet Pilgrim Rebel. Ill. by Tania Rex. Beaming Books.
And for all my Poetry Friday peeps, please add your link to your post for today, so we can all check it out!