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.
- 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.)
#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.
#1. Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths (2016) by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Josee Masse.
#5. Orangutanka: a story in poems (2015) by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Renée 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.)