Friday, April 3, 2015

80+ Novels in Verse for Grades 7 - 12

(Note: You may find this post interesting too: 60 Novels in Verse for Grades 3-8)



Late Middle School/High School: Grades 7 - 10 

  1. Alexander, Kwame. (2014). The Crossover. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  2. Bingham, Kelly. (2013). Formerly Shark Girl. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  3. Bingham, Kelly. (2007). Shark Girl. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  4. Bodger, Holly. (2015). 5 to 1. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. 
  5. Brown, Skila. (2014). CaminarSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  6. Burg, Ann E. (2012). All the Broken Pieces. New York: Scholastic.
  7. Cheng, Andrea. (2013). Etched in Clay, The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  8. Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. (2013). Freakboy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  9. Dean, Carolee. (2013). Forget Me Not. New York: Simon Pulse.
  10. Engle, Margarita. (2014). Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  11. Engle, Margarita. (2013). The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  12. Engle, Margarita. (2011). Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck  New York: Henry Holt.
  13. Engle, Margarita. (2010). The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom. New York: Square Fish.
  14. Engle, Margarita. (2010). The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba. New York: Henry Holt.
  15. Engle, Margarita. (2009). Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba. New York: Henry Holt.
  16. Frank, Lucy. (2014). Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling. New York: Schwartz & Wade.
  17. Frost, Helen. (2014). Crossing Stones. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  18. Frost, Helen. (2014). Keesha's HouseNew York: Square Fish.
  19. Frost, Helen. (2006).  The BraidNew York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  20. Grimes, Nikki. (2011). A Girl Named Mister. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  21. Grimes, Nikki. (2010). Dark Sons. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  22. Hemphill, Stephanie. (2012). Sisters of GlassNew York: Knopf.
  23. Herrick, Steven. (2014). The Simple Gift. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press.
  24. Kehoe, Stasia Ward. (2014). The Sound of Letting Go. New York: Viking.
  25. Kehoe, Stasia Ward.  (2011). Audition. New York: Viking.
  26. Koertge, Ron. (2013). Coaltown Jesus. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  27. Koertge, Ron. (2006). Shakespeare Bats Cleanup. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  28. Myers, Walter Dean. (2009). Amiri and Odette: A Love Story. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. New York: Scholastic Press.
  29. Nelson, Marilyn. (2014). How I Discovered Poetry. New York: Dial.
  30. Neri, G. (2007). Chess RumbleNew York: Lee & Low Books.
  31. Philips, Linda Vigen. (2014). Crazy. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
  32. Porter, Pamela. (2013). I'll Be Watching. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  33. Porter, Pamela. (2007). The Crazy Man. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  34. Richards, Jame. (2011). Three Rivers Rising. New York: Ember. 
  35. Testa, Maria. (2007). Something About AmericaSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  36. Testa, Maria. (2005). Becoming Joe DiMaggio. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  37. Thompson, Holly. (2013). The Language Inside. New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 
  38. Venkatraman, Padma. (2014). A Time to DanceNew York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  39. Walwrath, Dana. (2014). Like Water on Stone. New York: Delacorte Press.
  40. Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2008). Becoming Billie Holiday. Honesdale, PA: WordSong.
  41. Weber, Lori. (2011). Yellow Mini. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
  42. Wiviott, Meg. (2015). Paper HeartsNew York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  43. Wolff, Virginia Euwer. (2011). This Full HouseNew York: Square Fish.
  44. Wolff, Virginia Euwer. (2002). True BelieverNew York: Square Fish.
  45. Wolff, Virginia Euwer. (1993/2006). Make Lemonade. New York: Square Fish.
  46. Wong, Joyce Lee. (2007). Seeing Emily. New York: Abrams.


High School Grade Grade 10 - Adult

  1. Adoff, Jaime. (2009). The Death of Jayson Porter.  New York: Jump at the Sun.
  2. Barlow, Toby. (2009). Sharp Teeth. New York: Harper.
  3. Block, Francesca Lia. (2006). Psyche in a Dress. New York: Joanna Cotler Books.
  4. Cameron, Emma. (2013). Out of This Place. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  5. Castillo, Ana. (2005). Watercolor Women/Opaque Men. Curbstone Books,
  6. Crowe, Chris. (2014). Death Coming Up the Hill. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  7. Farish, Terry. (2012). The Good Braider. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall cavendish.
  8. Fullerton, Alma. (2007). Walking on Glass. New York: HarperTeen.
  9. Grimes, Nikki. (2011). A Girl Named Mister. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  10. Hemphill, Stephanie. (2013). Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch TrialsNew York: Balzer & Bray.
  11. Hemphill, Stephanie. (2013). Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein. New York: Balzer & Bray.
  12. Hemphill, Stephanie. (2008). Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath. New York: Random House.
  13. Herrera, Juan Felipe. (2011). Skate Fate. New York: HarperCollins.
  14. Herrera, Juan Felipe. (1999). CrashBoomLove: A Novel in VerseAlbuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 
  15. Herrick, Steven. (2013). Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hairs. New York: Simon Pulse.
  16. Herrick, Steven. (2007). The Wolf. Atlanta, GA: Front Street.
  17. Hopkins, Ellen. (2014). RumbleNew York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  18. Hopkins, Ellen. (2014). Tilt. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  19. Hopkins. Ellen. (2008). Impulse. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  20. Hopkins. Ellen. (2006). Crank. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  21. Leavitt, Martine. (2014). My Book of Life By AngelNew York: Squarefish.
  22. Levithan, David. (2004). The Realm of PossibilityNew York: Borzoi Book.
  23. Little, Melanie. (2009). The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain. New York: Annick Press.
  24. Luján, Jorge. (2010). Brunhilda and the Ring. Illustrated by Linda Wolfsgruber. Translated by Hugh Hazelton. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  25. Mass, Wendy. (2008). Heaven Looks a Lot Like a Mall. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
  26. McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. (2013). Under the MesquiteNew York: Lee & Low Books.
  27. McCormick,  Patricia. (2008). Sold. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  28. Myers, Walter Dean. (2007). Street Love. New York: Amistad.
  29. Newman, Leslea.  (2012). October Mourning: A Song for Matthew ShepardSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  30. Ostlere, Cathy. (2012). Karma: First EditionNew York: Razorbill.
  31. Rosenberg, Liz. (2002). 17: A Novel in Prose Poems. Cricket Books.
  32. Schroeder, Lisa. (2010) Chasing BrooklynNew York: Simon Pulse.
  33. Schultz, Philip. (2014). The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse. New York: W.W. Norton.
  34. Sones, Soya. (2013). What My Mother Doesn't Know. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  35. Tregay, Sarah. (2012). Love & Leftovers. New York: Katherine Tegen Books
  36. Wild, Margaret. (2004). Jinx. New York: Simon Pulse.
  37. Wolf, Allan. (2011). The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  38. Wolf, Allan. (2007). Zane's Trace. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.




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