Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry and the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Young People

Since 1973, the Children’s Book Council has collaborated with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to produce an annual list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12” with an eye for books that “convey the thrill of science” and provide the “the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content.” Here is a list of the poetry books that have been included in each year’s list since 2001 with a total of 24 works of poetry on the combined lists and an average of 2 poetry titles per year. (Complete annotated bibliographies are available on the NSTA and CBC web sites.)

The list begins:
  1. Bulion, Leslie. 2011. At the Sea Floor Café; Odd Ocean Critter Poems. Ill. by Leslie Evans. Peachtree.
  2. Arnosky, Jim. 2011. At This Very Moment. New York: Dutton.
  3. Hauth, Katherine. 2011. What’s for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World. Charlesbridge.
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