Sunday, May 22, 2016

RA RA Read: Quick Reads: Books in Verse for Elementary and Middle Grade

There aren't a lot of novels in verse for middle grade readers, and there aren't many of those at our library - it's not a really popular genre for that age group. However, if you get kids who like the format, want something that's a quick read, and match them up with a couple really good selections it works out well. These are several books in verse, which my library owns, that middle grade kids will enjoy:

Younger Titles (Elementary)
  • Little Dog Lost; Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer
  • The Dancing Pancake; Where I live by Eileen Spinelli
  • Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg (first in a series)
Middle Grade Titles
  • Crossover; Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Love that Dog; Hate that cat by Sharon Creech
  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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