Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about Space and the Planets

Although most poetry for young people focuses on the natural world, poets have also speculated about what lies beyond our world on earth. These selected works center on the planets, outer space, and even possible alien life forms.

The list begins:

            Fisher, Aileen. 2001. Sing of the Earth and Sky: Poems about our Planet and the Wonders Beyond. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills.

Florian, Douglas. 2007. Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 2009. Sky Magic. Ill. by Mariusz Stawarski. New York: Dutton.

Nichols, Judith. 2003. Ed. The Sun in Me: Poems about the Planet. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books.

Salas, Laura Purdie. 2008. And Then There Were Eight: Poems about Space. Mankato, MN: Capstone.

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