Monday, April 30, 2018

Science Poetry: 80+ Children's Books

from The Honeybee (2018). Illustration by Isabelle Arsenault


  1. Atkins, Jeannie. (2017). Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  2. Blackaby, Susan. (2010). Nest, Nook & Cranny. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  3. Brown, Skila. (2016). Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks. Illustrated by Bob Kolar. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  4. Bruchac, Joseph. (1998). The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land. Paintings by Thomas Locker. New York: Puffin Books.
  5. Bruchac, Joseph. (1997). Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons. Paintings by Thomas Locker. New York: Puffin Books.
  6. Bulion, Leslie. (2016). At the Sea Floor Café; Odd Ocean Critter Poems. Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  7. Bulion, Leslie. (2008). Hey There, Stink Bug! Illustrated by Leslie Evans. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  8. Coombs, Kate. (2012). Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems.  Illustrated by Meilo So. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
  9. Dotlich, Rebecca. (2016). What is Science? Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. New York: Square Fish.
  10. Fleischman, Paul. (2004). Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. Illustrated by Eric Beddows. New York: HarperCollins.
  11. Flemming, Candace. (2016). Giant Squid. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. New York: Roaring Brook Press. 
  12. Florian, Douglas. (2012). Unbeelievables: Honeybee Poems and PaintingsNew York: Beach Lane Books.
  13. Florian, Douglas. (2009). Dinothesaurus. New York: Beach Lane Books.
  14. Florian, Douglas. (2007). Comets, stars, the moon, and mars. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  15. Florian, Douglas. (2005). lizards, frogs, and polliwogs. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  16. Florian, Douglas. (2004). mammalabilia. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  17. Florian, Douglas. (2002). insectlopedia. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  18. Florian, Douglas. (2001). in the swim. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  19. Florian, Douglas. (2000). on the wing. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  20. Franco, Betsy. (2008). Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails, Patterns and Shapes... Naturally. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  21. George, Kristine O'Connell. (2007). Old Elm Speaks: Tree PoemsIllustrated by Kate Kiesler. New York: Clarion Books.
  22. George, Kristine O'Connell. (2004). Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  23. Gerber, Carole. (2013). Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More! Poems for Two Voices.  Illustrated by Eugene Telchin. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
  24. Graham, Joan Bransfield. (2003).  Flicker Flash.  Illustrated by Nancy Davis. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  25. Graham, Joan Bransfield. (2001). Splish Splash. Illustrated by Steven M. Scott. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  26. Hall, Kirsten. (2018). The Honeybee. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 
  27. Harley, Avis. (2006). Sea Stars: Saltwater Poems. Photographs by Margaret Butschler. 
  28. Harley, Avis. (2008). The Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings.Honesdale, PA: WordSong.
  29. Harrison, David. L. (2007).  Bugs: Poems about Creeping Things. Illustrated by Rob Shepperson. Honesdale, PA: Front Street.
  30. Havill, Juanita. (2006). I Heard It from Alice Zucchini: Poems About the Garden. Illustrated by Christine Davenier. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
  31. Hoberman, Mary Ann & Linda Winston. (2009). The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (A Poetry Speaks Experience)Illustrated by Barbara Fortin.  Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.
  32. Hopkins, Lee Bennet, Ed. (2002). Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems. Illustrated by Virginia Halstead. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  33. Hubbell, Patricia. (2000). Earthmates: Poems. Illustrated by Jean Cassels. Cavendish Square Publishing. 
  34. Katz, Bobbi. (2007). Trailblazers; Poems of Exploration.  Illustrated by Carin Berger. New York: Greenwillow Books.
  35. Larios, Julie. (2006). Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary.  Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  36. Latham, Irene. (2016). When the Sun Shines on Antarctica: And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent. Illustrated by Anna Wadham.  Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
  37. Latham, Irene. (2014). Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole. Illustrated by Anna Wadham.  Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
  38. Lewis, J. Patrick. Ed. (2015). National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!  Washington, DC: National Geographic.
  39. Lewis, J. Patrick. Ed.  (2012). The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. Washington, DC: National Geographic.
  40. Lewis, J. Patrick. (2005). Galileo’s Universe. Illustrated by Tim Curry. Creative Editions.
  41. Lewis, J. Patrick. (2004). Scien-trickery: Riddles in Science. Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc.
  42. Lin, Grace & Ranida T. McKneally (2016). Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems. Illustrated by Grave Zong. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  43. McAllister, Angela. (2018). Wild World. Illustrated by Hvass & Hannibal. Minneapolis, MN: Wide Eyed Editions.
  44. Mordhorst, Heidi. (2009). Pumpkin Butterfly; Poems from the Other Side of Nature. Illustrated by Jenny Reynish. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
  45. Rosen, Michael J. (2018). The Horse's Haiku. Illustrated by Stan Fellows. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  46. Rosen, Michael J. (2009).  The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Birding Poems. Illustrated by Stan Fellows. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  47. Ruddell, Deborah. (2015). The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes Illustrated by Joan Rankin. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  48. Ruddell, Deborah. (2009). A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk. Illustrated by Joan Rankin. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 
  49. Ruddell, Deborah. (2007). Today at the Bluebird Cafe.  Illustrated by Joan Rankin. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
  50. Salas, Laura Purdie. (2016). And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space. Minneapolis, MN: Capstone Press.
  51. Salas, Laura Purdie. (2008). Chatter, Sing, Roar, Buzz: Poems About the Rain Forest. Minneapolis, MN: Capstone Press.
  52. Salas, Laura Purdie. (2008). Seed Sower, Hat Thrower: Poems About Weather. Minneapolis, MN: Capstone Press.
  53. Sayer, Alice Pulley. (2016). Best in Snow.  New York: Beach Lane Books.
  54. Sayer, Alice Pulley. (2016). Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Henry Holt.
  55. Sayer, Alice Pulley. (2015). Woodpecker Wham! Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Henry Holt.
  56. Scieszka, Jon. (2004). Science Verse. Illustrated by Lane Smith. New York: Viking Books for Young Readers.
  57. Sidman, Joyce. (2014). Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. Illustrated by Rick Allen. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  58. Sidman, Joyce. (2011). Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  59. Sidman, Joyce. (2010). Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night. Illustrated by Rick Allen. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  60. Sidman, Joyce. (2010). Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s SurvivorsIllustrated by Beckie Prange. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  61. Sidman, Joyce. (2006). Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  62. Sidman, Joyce. (2005). Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems. Illustrated by Beckie Prange. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  63. Sidman, Joyce. (2002). Eureka! Poems about Inventors. Illustrated by K. Bennet Chavez. 
  64. Singer, Marilyn. (2015). A Strange Place to Call Home: : The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home. Illustrated by Ed Young. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
  65. Singer, Marilyn. (2003). How to Cross a Pond: Poems about Water. Illustrated by Meilo So. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  66. Singer, Marilyn. (2002), Footprints on the Roof: Poems about the Earth. Illustrated by Meilo So. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  67. Singer, Marilyn. (2001). On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. New York: HarperFestival.
  68. Spinelli, Eileen. (2004). Feathers: Poems About Birds.  Illustrated by Lisa McCue. New York: Henry Holt. 
  69. Spinelli, Eileen.(2004).  Polar Bear, Arctic Hare; Poems of the Frozen North. Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes. Honesdale, PA: WordSong.
  70. Vardell, Sylvia and Janet Wong. (2015). The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for Kids. Illustrated by Frank Ramspott & Bug Wang. Princeton, NJ: Pamelo Books.
  71. VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig. (2016). Every Day Birds. Illustrated by Dylan Metrano. New York: Orchard Books.
  72. VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig. (2013). Forest Has a Song: Poems. Illustrated by Robbin Gourley. New York: Clarion Books. 
  73. Walker, Sally M. (2018). Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up. Illustrated by William Grill. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  74. Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2007).  I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. New York: Walker Childrens.
  75. Winters, Kari-Lynn & Lori Sherritt. (2018). Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On. Illustrated by Peggy Collins. Toronto, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
  76. Wolf, Allan. (2008). The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts. Illustrated by Greg Clarke. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  77. Wong, Janet. (2011) Once Upon A Tiger; New Beginnings for Endangered Animals. Illustrated by Sladjana Vasic. OnceUponATiger.com.
  78. Yolen, Jane & Heidi Stemple. (2018). Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories. Illustrated by Adam Stemple & Jason Stemple. Washington, DC:  National Geographic Children's Books.
  79. Yolen, Jane. (2017). Thunder Underground. Illustrated by Josée Masse. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
  80. Yolen, Jane. (2016). The Alligator's Smile: And Other Poems. Illustrated by Jason Stemple. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.
  81. Yolen, Jane. (2012). Bug Off! Creepy Crawly Poems.  Photographs by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
  82. Yolen, Jane. (2011). Birds of a Feather. Photographs by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
  83. Yolen, Jane.  (2005). Snow, Snow: Winter Poems for Children. Photographed by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Boyds MIlls Press. 
  84. Yolen, Jane. (2003). Least Things: Poems About Small Natures. Photographs by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.


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