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In Verse

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Children's Fiction in Verse


Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown

  • Rachel and her father form a tight bond after her mother leaves them.
  • See also: Divorce 


Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

  • A boy chronicles his relationship with poetry in poems.


Crazy Man by Pamela Porter

  • Emmeline becomes friends with the man from the nearby mental hospital who is helping on her family's farm.


The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli

  • Pub Date: 2010
  • Grades 3-6 interest 
  • Bindi's parents separate, and she must get used to a whole new life with just her mom.
  • See also: Divorce 


Red Butterfly by A. L. Sonnichsen

  • Pub Date: 2015
  • Grades 4-7 interest 
  • Kara, who was born with a limb difference and abandoned at birth, must deal with some big life changes.


Grow by Juanita Havill

  • Pub Date: 2008
  • Grades 3-6 interest 
  • A story about a community garden and a group of neighbors making a difference. 


Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry


Catching a Storyfish by Janice Harrington


Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

  • Pub Date: 2013
  • Grades 5-8 interest 


Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Grades 5-8 interest 


Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 2-5 interest
  • See also: Animals 
  • My review: here


Forest World by Margarita Engle

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4-7 interest 


Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4-7 interest
  • See also: Gardens 




Related: Children's Books (not in verse) in which a character connects with poetry


Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Moving/New Kid 
  • The vocabulary assignments that Star completes are a highlight of this novel. 


Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

  • Pub Date: 2013
  • Grades 4-6 interest 
  • Emily is named after Emily Dickinson, but she doesn't even really like poetry that much. 


The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh


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