Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about Spring

People often think poetry is all about springtime and daffodils and tulips—and not in a good way—but poetry can be about so many different topics. Of course poetry can also be about springtime and related topics, as the following book titles demonstrate.

            The list begins:

            Adoff, Arnold. 1991. In for Winter, Out for Spring. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.

            Alarcón, Francisco X. 1997. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jitomates Risuenos y Otros Poemas de Primavera. San                          Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

Blackaby, Susan. 2010. Nest, Nook & Cranny. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Booth, David. 1990. Voices on the Wind: Poems for All Seasons. New York: Morrow.

Brenner, Barbara. Ed. 1994. The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet. New York: Scholastic.

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  1. Whoa! So all of these are listed in your book?

  2. Is it a compilation of different types of poetry and stuff? I mean - the titles?

  3. Yes. These are just a few of the books on the list of "Spring" poetry.

    And each of these posts shares a few (but not all, of course) of the titles from each list. Plus, one third of the book is a list of tips and strategies-- and not book titles, per se. Hope that's clearer.