Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Riddle Poetry Books for Young People

The riddle is an intriguing logic puzzle that children enjoy, particularly “gifted and talented” kids. Several poets use the riddle form (with question, guess, and answer) in creating poetry, particularly in these collections.

The list begins:

            Bloom, Valerie. 2003. Whoop an’ Shout! London: Macmillan.

            Calmenson, Stephanie. Ed. 2005. Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More! New York: HarperCollins.

Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. 2001. When Riddles Come Rumbling: Poems to Ponder. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.

Ghigna, Charles. 1995. Riddle Rhymes. New York: Hyperion.

Lewis, J. Patrick. 2004. Scien-trickery: Riddles in Science. Harcourt.

Lewis, J. Patrick. 2009. Spot the Plot; A Riddle Book of Book Riddles. San Francisco: Chronicle.

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