Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coming to Know Emily Dickinson through Prose and Poetry: K-8 Children's Books

from Miss Emily
Elementary School: K-4

  1. Bedard, Michael. (2002). Emily.  Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. New York: Dragonfly Books. (Picture book biography)
  2. Figley, Marty Rhodes. (2012). Emily and Carlo. Illustrated by Catherine Stock. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (Picture book biography)
  3. Mutén, Burleigh. (2014). Miss Emily. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (Novel in verse)
  4. Spinelli, Eileen. (2014). Another Day as Emily. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. (Novel in verse)
  5. Spires, Elizabeth. (1999). The Mouse of AmherstIllustrated by Claire A. Nivola. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Picture book biography)
  6. Winter, Jeanette. (2002). Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  (Picture book biography)
  7. Yolen, Jane. (2009). My Uncle Emily. Illustrated by Nancy Sippel Carpenter. New York: Philomel. (Picture book biography)

Middle School: 5-8

  1. Burak, Kathryn. (2012). Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things. New York: Roaring Brook Press (Fiction)
  2. Dana, Barbara. (2009). A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson. New York: HarperTeen. (Fiction)
  3. Dickinson, Emily. (2008). My Letter to the World and Other Poems. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Kids Can Press. 
  4. Lewis, J. Patrick. (2003). The Last Resort. Illustrated by Robert Innocenti. Mankato, MN: Creative Editions. (Includes ED in illustration and credits her as muse)
  5. MacColl, Michaela. (2014). Nobody's Secret. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. (Fiction)
  6. Meltzer, Milton. (2005). Emily Dickinson: A Biography.  Lerner Pub Group. 
  7. Yolen, Jane. (2012). The Emily Sonnets: The Life of Emily Dickinson.  Illustrated by Gary Kelley. Mankato, MN: Creative Editions. 

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