I may be retired and blogging a lot less, but I still love keeping track of poetry for young people and I'm looking forward to all the new poetry for young readers that is due to be published in the year ahead. Here's my "sneak peek" list of poetry collections, anthologies, and novels in verse that are set to be published in 2023. If I am missing any new poetry books, please let me know. Or if I have mis-categorized a book, just let me know. (I don't include rhyming picture books. There are other places where those are featured.) I'll keep updating this list all year long as I learn about new poetry books. I hope the list serves as a helpful resource for library collection development or for anyone seeking new poetry for young readers. Next step: FIND and READ and SHARE these books!
- Akhbari, Parisa. 2023. Just Another Epic Love Poem. Dial.
- Alexander, Kwame. 2023. An American Story. Ill. by Dare Coulter. Little, Brown.
- Ashman, Linda. 2023. Champion Chompers, Super Stinkers, and Other Poems by Extraordinary Animals. Ill. by Aparna Varma. Kids Can Press.
- Baldwin, Cindy. 2023. No Matter the Distance. HarperCollins.
- Baptist, Kelly J. 2023. Eb and Flow. Penguin Random House.
- Bécotte, Jonathan. 2023. Like a Hurricane. Translated by Jonathan Kaplansky. Orca.
- Bowles, David. 2023. The Prince and the Coyote. Ill. by Amanda Mijangos. Levine Querido.
- Bramer, Shannon. 2023. Robot, Unicorn, Queen. Ill. by Irene Luxbacher. Groundwood Books.
- Browne, Mahogany L. 2023. Epicenter. Crown.
- Brunskill, Amelia. 2023. Wolfpack. Little, Brown.
- Bulion, Leslie. 2023. Galápagos: Islands of Change. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. Peachtree Press.
- Burgess, Matthew. 2023. Words with Wings and Magic Things. Ill. by Doug Salati. Tundra Books.
- Burgess, Sarah. 2023. Skip! Andrews McMeel.
- Castle, Jiordan. 2023. Disappearing Act. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- Coelho, Joseph. 2023. Courage Out Loud. Ill. by Daniel Gray-Barnett. Wide Eyed Editions.
- Cole, Olivia. 2023. Dear Medusa. Labyrinth Road.
- Coombs, Kate. 2023. Today I Am a River. Sounds True.
- Datcher, Dr. Michael. 2023. Harlem at Four. Ill. by Frank Morrison. Random House Studio.
- Dotlich, Rebecca Kai and Heard, Georgia. 2023. Welcome to The Wonder House. Ill. by Deborah Freedman. Penguin Random House.
- Dyer, Madeline. 2023. Being Ace. Page Street.
- Edinger, Monica and Younge, Lesley. 2023. Nearer My Freedom. Lerner/Zest.
- Elhillo, Safia. 2023. Bright Red Fruit. New York: Random House.
- Elliott, Zetta. 2023. A Song for Juneteenth. Ill. by David Anthony Geary. Little, Brown.
- Engle, Margarita. 2023. Destiny Finds Her Way. National Geographic Kids.
- Engle, Margarita. 2023. Water Day. Atheneum.
- Engle, Margarita. 2023. Wings in the Wild. Simon & Schuster.
- Fritz, Joanne Rossmassler. 2023. Ruptured. Holiday House.
- Fussner, Kate. 2023. O&E. HarperCollins.
- Ghigna, Charles. 2023. The Father Goose Treasury of Poetry: 101 Favorite Poems for Children. Ill. by Sara Brezzi. Schiffer Kids.
- Gianferrari, Maria. 2023. Fungi Grow. Ill. by Diana Sudyka. S&S/Beach Lane Books.
- Gopal, Jyoti Rajan. 2023. Desert Queen. Ill. by Svabhu Kohli. Levine Querido.
- Gow, Robin. 2023. Ode to My First Car. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- Green, Shari. 2023. Game Face. Groundwood Books.
- Grimes, Nikki. 2023. A Walk in the Woods: Lullaby for the King. Ill. by Michelle Carlos. Beaming Books.
- Grimes, Nikki. 2023. Garvey’s Choice: The Graphic Novel. Ill. Theodore Taylor by Astra/Wordsong.
- Harjo, Joy. 2023. Remember. Ill. by Michaela Goade. Random House Studio.
- Harjo, Joy. 2023. The Good Luck Cat. Ill. by Shonto Begay. Random House Studio.
- Hood, Susan. 2023. Harboring Hope. HarperCollins.
- Hopkins, Ellen. 2023. Last Chance. Putnam/Nancy Paulsen Books.
- Hughes, Langston. 2023. An Earth Song. Ill. by Tequitia Andrews. Cameron Kids.
- Iloh, Candice. 2023. Salt the Water. Dutton.
- Kemp, Laekan Zea. 2023. An Appetite for Miracles. Little, Brown.
- Kim, Kyunghee. 2023. See Us Bloom. Ill. by Emily Paik. Modern Marigold Books.
- Kramaroff, Dana. 2023. The Do More Club. Rocky Pond Books.
- Krasner, Barbara. 2023. Camp Nordland. Astra/Calkins Creek.
- Kuyatt, Meg Eden. 2023. Good Different. Scholastic.
- Lai, Thanhhá. 2023. When Clouds Touch Us. HarperCollins.
- LaRocca, Rajani. 2023. Mirror to Mirror. HarperCollins/Quill Tree.
- LaRocca, Rajani. 2023. Your One and Only Heart. Ill. by Lauren Paige Conrad. Dial.
- Latham, Irene. 2023. The Moon Is a Museum: Poems About Things Left on the Lunar Surface. Bushel and Peck Books.
- Levington, Rebecca Gardyn. 2023. Whatever Comes Tomorrow. Ill. by Mariona Cabassa. Barefoot Books.
- Levinson, Suzy. 2023. Animals in Pants. Ill. by Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell. Cameron Books.
- Lukidis, Lydia. 2023. Deep, Deep Down: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Marianna Trench. Ill. by Juan Calle. Capstone.
- Madan, Vikram. 2023. Zooni Tales: Keep It Up, Lucky Pup! Holiday House.
- Magee, Bridget. Ed. 2023. Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology. Wee words for wee ones.
- Mali, Taylor. 2023. The Teachers I Loved Best. Ill. by Erica Root. Doubleday.
- McCullough, Joy. 2023. Enter the Body. Dutton.
- Mendez, Jasminne. 2023. Aniana del Mar Jumps In. Dial.
- Metcalf, Lindsay H., Bradley, Jeanette; Dawson, Keila V. Eds. 2023. No World Too Big: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change. Charlesbridge.
- Patel-Sage, Krina. 2023. Watch Me Bloom: A Bouquet Haiku Poems for Budding Naturalists. Lantana.
- Peters, Lisa Westberg. 2023. Push-Pull Morning: Dog-Powered Poems About Matter and Energy. Ill. by Serge Bloch. Astra/Wordsong.
- Petrus, Junauda. 2023. Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers? Ill. by Kristen Uroda. Dutton.
- Ponweera, Thushanthi. 2023. I am Kavi. Holiday House.
- Quigley, Dawn. 2023. Red Bird Danced. Heartdrum.
- Ramos, NoNieqa. 2023. Best Believe. Ill. by Nicole Medina. Lerner/Carolrhoda.
- Romero, R. M. 2023. A Warning About Swans. Peachtree Teen.
- Salas, Laura Purdie. 2023. Zap! Clap! Boom!: The Story of a Thunderstorm. Ill. by Elly MacKay. Bloomsbury.
- Sandberg, Carl. 2023. Theme in Yellow. Ill. by Tatyana Feeney. Cameron Kids.
- Sawyerr, Hannah V. 2023. Call Him by Name. Abrams.
- Schechter, Robert. 2023. The Red Ear Blows Its Nose: Poems for Children. Word Galaxy.
- Schu, John. 2023. Louder Than Hunger. Candlewick.
- Scott, Jordan. 2023. Angela’s Glacier. Ill. by Diana Sudyka. Holiday House.
- Scott, Jordan. 2023. Worms for Baba’s Garden. Ill. by Sydney Smith. Holiday House.
- Shepard, Ray A. 2023. Long Time Coming: The Ona Judge to Barack Obama Chronicles. Ill. by R. Gregory Christie. Astra/Calkins Creek.
- Shovan, Laura. 2023. Welcome to Monsterville. Ill. by Michael Rothenberg. Apprentice House Press.
- Silverman, Erica. 2023. The City Sings Green and Other Poems About Welcoming Wildlife. Ill. by Ginnie Hsu. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Smith, Crystal Simone. 2023. Dark Testament. Henry Holt.
- Smith, Danna. 2023. Peek-a-boo Haiku. Ill. by Teegan White. Little Simon.
- Sorell, Traci and Waters, Charles. 2023. Mascot. Charlesbridge.
- Stone, Tiffany. 2023. Super Small: Miniature Marvels of the Natural World. Ill. by Ashley Spires. Greystone Kids.
- Sumner, Jamine. 2023. Glory Be. Atheneum.
- Tafolla, Carmen. 2023. Warrior Girl. Penguin Random House.
- Taylor, Susan Johnston. 2023. Animals in Surprising Shades: Poems About Earth’s Colorful Creatures. Ill. by Annie Bakst. Gnome Road Publishing.
- Thompson, Holly. 2023. Listening to Trees: The Woodworking Ways of George Nakashima. Ill. by Toshiki Nakamura. Holiday House.
- Tison, Ari. 2023. Saints of the Household. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- VanderLugt, Dana. 2023. Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 3 Novel in Verse. Zonderkidz.
- Weatherford, Carol B. 2023. All Rise: The Story of Ketanji Brown Jackson. Ill. by Ashley Evans. Crown.
- Weatherford, Carole B. 2023. Kin. Ill. by Jeffery Weatherford. Atheneum.
- Weatherford, Carole B. 2023. You Are My Pride: A Love Letter from Your Motherland. Ill. by E. B. Lewis. Astra Books for Young Readers.
- Weatherford, Carole B. 2023. How Do You Spell UNFAIR? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee. Ill. by Frank Morrison. Candlewick.
- Wilson, Kip. 2023. One Last Shot. Versify.
For this first Poetry Friday of the new year, Catherine is hosting us over at Reading to the Core. See you there!
Thank you so much for this list! It is immensely helpful. I'm so looking forward to reading all of these! (I'm almost through all the titles I could find from last year's list... almost, but not quite.)
I always look forward to your list. It looks like we'll be in for another great year of poetry! I can't wait to read many of these!
So exciting, Sylvia. I can't wait to share Welcome to Monsterville with readers -- and to get my hands on all of these amazing poetry books. (Had a sneak peek at Joy McCullough's ENTER THE BODY and WOW!)
Thank you for your kind comments, friends! I'm always so excited to see the new crop of poetry titles heading our way. So much to anticipate, read, and share! Happy Poetry New Year!
Sylvia, I am delighted to see such a comprehensive list of poetry books. I hope your retirement is everything you want it to be. Thanks for continuing to provide your lists.
PS: Where do I find out more information about Janet and your online workshops?
Happy New Year!
I need to print this off and reserve five at a time from the library. And if they don't own them, request that they get them!
There is just so much to look forward to!
I can't wait to comb through this list and start putting books on hold! Thank you!
What a feast of books to look forward to! Thank you for gathering and sharing all these titles.
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