Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Poetry Madness: Elite 8


In honor of April being National Poetry Month, my students and I are organizing a Poetry Book Madness tournament #2016APM. Thank you so much for all those of you who shared your favorite children's poetry books in our previous post and helped seed your favorites.

Voting Schedule

  • Second round of voting (Elite 8): Thurs. April 21st to Sat. April 23rd
  • Third round of voting (Final 4): Mon. April 25th to Wed. April 27th
  • Final round of voting (Championship): Thurs. April 28th to Sat. April 29th
  • Winner announced on Sun. May 1st!


Place Your Votes! (Or, scroll down to see details about each book.)




Classic Bracket


 

#1. Love that Dog (2001) by Sharon Creech. (Read a full review including how I use this book to teach poetry.)



#2. Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan


#3. Dogku (2007) by Andrew Clements. (Read a full review here.)


#4. Meow Ruff: a story in concrete poetry (2006) by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Michelle Berg.

Newbie Bracket



#1. Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths (2016) by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Josee Masse.


#3. Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons (2014) by Jon J. Muth. (Read a full review here.)


#5. Orangutanka: a story in poems (2015) by Margarita Engle and illustrated by RenĂ©e Kurilla. (Read a full review here.)


#7. Won Ton: a cat tale told in haiku (2011) by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. (Read a full review here, or read a review for the sequel.)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this. Always fun to root for your favorites.

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    1. The kids are really getting into it too!

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  2. Fun books, Katie. Great that you're doing this. The newbies are "all" favorites!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Agreed. The kids have asked me if I am voting, but I haven't - too many favorites!

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