Books

SOME USEFUL BOOKS ON POETRY

For Scholars, Teachers, and Librarians

Chambers, Nancy. Poetry for Children: The Signal Award 1970-2001 (2009)

Chatton, Barbara. Using Poetry Across the Curriculum (2010)

Harrison, David L. Using the Power of Poetry (with Kathy Holderith, 2003)

Harrison, David L. Partner Poems for Building Fluency (with Rasinksi and Fawcett, 2009)

Janeczko, Paul B. Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades (Heinemann, 2011)

Lawson, JonArno. Inside Out (2008)

Lewis, J. Patrick, and Robb, Laura. Poems for Teaching in the Content Areas (2007)

Rubin, Joan Shelley. Songs of Ourselves (2007)

Sorby, Angela. Schoolroom Poets (2005)

Styles, Morag. From the Garden to the Street (1998)

Styles, Morag; Joy, Louise; and Whitley, David. Poetry and Childhood (2010)

Thomas, Joseph. Poetry’s Playground (2007)

Vardell, Sylvia. Poetry Aloud Here! (2006)

Vardell, Sylvia. Poetry People (2007)

Vardell, Sylvia. The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists (2012)

Vardell, Sylvia, and Wong, Janet. The Poetry Friday Anthology (2012)

For Teens

Appelt, Kathi. Poems from Homeroom (2002)

Fletcher, Ralph. Poetry Matters (2002)

Holbrook, Sara, and Salinger, Michael. Outspoken (2006)

Janeczko, Paul B. Seeing the Blue Between (2006)

Smith, Marc Kelly. Take the Mic (2009)

Wolf, Allan. Immersed in Verse (2006)

About Metric and Free Verse

Hall, Donald. Breakfast Served Any Time All Day (2004)

Kooser, Ted. The Poetry Home Repair Manual (2007)

Oliver, Mary. A Poetry Handbook (1994)

Oliver, Mary. Rules for the Dance (1998)

Parini, Jay. Why Poetry Matters (2009)

Pinsky, Robert. The Sounds of Poetry (1998)

Steele, Timothy. All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing (1999)

A Few Classics

Ciardi, John. How Does a Poem Mean? (1959)

Esbensen, Barbara Juster. A Celebration of Bees (1995)

Heard, Georgia. Awakening the Heart (1998)

Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Pass the Poetry, Please! (1998)

Janeczko, Paul B. The Place My Words Are Looking For (1990)

Kennedy, X.J., and Kennedy, Dorothy M. Knock at a Star (1999)

Livingston, Myra Cohn. Climb into the Bell Tower (1990)

Livingston, Myra Cohn. Poem-Making (1991)

Livingston, Myra Cohn. The Child as Poet: Myth or Reality? (1984)

Morice, Dave. The Adventures of Dr. Alphabet (1995)

One thought on “Books

  1. I have to put in a vote for Poetry Everywhere: Teaching poetry Writing in School and in the Community
    Jack Collom and Sheryl Noethe
    As well as an anthology called Kissing a Biting Spider which was a school anthology I picked up in Charleston that gives great examples of kid’s own writing to use in the classroom to say – see, you can do this, too!

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