Spotlight on Novels in Verse for National Poetry Month

Article by liz

It's National Poetry Month, and what better time to spotlight one of the fastest-growing genres of kids lit: novels in verse! Verse novels are a fantastic way to hook young poets or reluctant readers into reading fiction, and come from an incredibly diverse array of authors. Come and browse these titles on our shelves today!

Booked (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544570986
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2016

We adored THE CROSSOVER, Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award-winning verse novel about twin basketball stars and their life on and off the court. Now, with BOOKED, Alexander turns his keen eye to soccer, and a young boy learning the power of words in friendship and on the field.


Ask Me How I Got Here By Christine Heppermann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062387950
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 3rd, 2016

Christine Hepperman's POISONED APPLES was a Brazos favorite, and we're so excited about her upcoming ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE that we'd be remiss not to mention it here! This powerful, relatable novel breaks fresh ground in YA fiction and verse novels alike, offering a witty and warm look at track star Addie's redefining of her life after she makes the difficult decision to end an accidental pregnancy. ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE  brings us a big voice and a bigger heart in Addie, and we can't wait to have it on the shelves. Pre-order your copy now!

Check out the rest of these brilliant novels in verse, on our shelves now or coming soon!


Up From the Sea By Leza Lowitz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553534740
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 12th, 2016

Somewhere Among By Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Sonia Chaghatzbanian (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481437868
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 26th, 2016

Rumble By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781442482852
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 2nd, 2016

The Red Pencil By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316247825
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

Audacity By Melanie Crowder Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147512499
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2016

Red Butterfly By A.L. Sonnichsen, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By A.L. Sonnichsen, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481411103
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2016

American Ace By Marilyn Nelson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803733053
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 12th, 2016

Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box By Juan Felipe Herrera Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062447593
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: HarperTeen - February 23rd, 2016

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