Wednesday, April 1, 2015

60+ Novels In Verse for Grades 3 - 8

Intermediate Level: Grade 3 - 5
  1. Bauer, Marion Dane. (2013). Little Dog, Lost. Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  2. Creech, Sharon. (2010). Hate that Cat. New York: HarperCollins.
  3. Creech, Sharon. (2001). Love that Dog. New York: HarperCollins.
  4. Elliot, Zetta. (2008). Bird. Illustrated by Shadra Strickland. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  5. Engle, Margarita. (2014). Mountain Dog. Illustrated by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov. New York: Square Fish.
  6. Grimes, Nikki. (2013). Words with Wings. Honesdale, PA: WordSong.
  7. Havill, Juanita. (2011). Grow: A Novel in Verse. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree.
  8. Kurtz, Jane. (2007). River Friendly, River Wild. Illustrated by Neil Brennan. New York: Aladdin.
  9. Mutén, Burleigh. (2014). Miss Emily. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  10. Sonnichsen, A.L. ((2015). Red Butterfly. Illustrated by Amy June Bates. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  11. Spinelli, Eileen. (2014). Another Day as Emily. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
  12. Spinelli, Eileen. (2011). The Dancing Pancake. New York: Yearling.
  13. Sternberg, Julie. (2011). Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. New York: Harry N. Abrams. (Part of a series... for younger audiences as well).
  14. Weston, Robert Paul. (2014). Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff. New York: Razorbill.
  15. Weston, Robert Paul. (2010). Zorgamazoo. New York: Razorbill.
  16. Williams, Vera B. (2004). Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart. New York: Greenwillow.
  17. Wissinger, Tamera Will. (2013). Gone Fishing. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Middle School: Grade 5-8
  1. Alexander, Kwame. (2014). The Crossover. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  2. Applegate, Katherine. (2008).  Home of the Brave. New York: Square Fish
  3. Brown, Susan Taylor. (2006). Hugging the Rock. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press.
  4. Bryant, Jen. (2010). Kaleidoscope Eyes. New York: Yearling.
  5. Bryant, Jen. (2009). Ringside, 1925New York: Yearling.
  6. Bryant, Jen. (2009). Pieces of GeorgiaNew York: Yearling.
  7. Bryant, Jen. (2005). The Trial. New York: Yearling.
  8. Burg, Ann E. (2013). Serafina's Promise. New York: Scholastic.
  9. Calhoun, Dia. (2012). After the River the Sun. Illustrated by Kate Slater. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  10. Calhoun, Dia. (2012). Eva of the FarmNew York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 
  11. Cheng, Andrea. (2013). Etched in Clay, The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  12. Cheng, Andrea. (2009). Brushing Mom's Hair. Illustrated by Nicole Wong. Atlanta, GA: Front Street.
  13. Crossan, Sarah. (2013). The Weight of Water.  London, UK: Bloomsbury.
  14. Crowder, Melanie. (2015). Audacity. New York: Philomel.
  15. Engle, Margarita. (2014). The Wild Book. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  16. Frost, Helen. (2015). Hidden. New York: Square Fish.
  17. Frost, Helen. (2014). Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  18. Frost, Helen.  (2004). Spinning Through the Universe: A Novel in Poems from Room 214. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  19. Fullerton, Alma. (2008). Libertad. Markham ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
  20. Glenn, Mel. (1999). Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems.  New York: Puffin.
  21. Glenn, Mel. (1997). Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems.  New York: Dutton Books for Young Readers.
  22. Grimes, Nikki. (2011). Planet Middle School. New York: Bloomsbury.
  23. Grimes, Nikki. (2008). The Road to Paris. New York: Puffin.
  24. Grimes, Nikki. (2003). Bronx Masquerade. New York: Speak.
  25. Hesse, Karen. (2003). Witness. New York: Scholastic.
  26. Hesse, Karen (1998). Out of the Dust. New York: Scholastic.
  27. Howe, James. (2012). Addie on the Inside. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
  28. Lai, Thanhha. (2011). Inside Out and Back Again.  New York: HarperCollins.
  29. LeZotte, Ann Clare. (2008). T4: A Novel. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.
  30. McKissack, Patricia. (2011). Never Forgotten. Illustrated by Leo Dillon an Diane Dillon. New York: Schwartz & Wade. 
  31. Nagai, Mariko. (2014). Dust of Eden. Chicago, IL: Albert Whitman & Company
  32. Neri, G. (2007). Chess Rumble. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  33. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2014). The Red Pencil.  Illustrated by Shane Evans. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
  34. Rose, Caroline Starr. (2014). May B. New York: Yearling.
  35. Rosen, Michael. (2012). Running with Trains: A Novel in Poetry and Two Voices. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.
  36. Rosenthal, Betsy W. (2013). Looking for this Great Big Family. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  37. Smith, Hope Anita. (2011).  The Way a Door Closes. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. New York: Henry Holt.
  38. Smith, Hope Anita. (2008).  Keeping the Night Watch.  Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. New York: Henry Holt.
  39. Testa, Maria. (2007). Almost ForeverSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  40. Timberlake, Amy. (2013). One Came Home. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
  41. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2014). Brown Girl Dreaming. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  42. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2010).  Peace, Locomotion. New York: Speak.
  43. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2010). Locomotion. New York: Speak.
  44. Yeung, Russell Ching. (2009). Tofu Quilt. New York: Lee & Low Books. 

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