Poetry is what this category is all about. We're seeking the best poetry collection for kids or teens. Now, some of the poetry collections are fully illustrated and have the size, shape & appearance of picture books.
When deciding if something belongs here, ask yourself "Is this a collection of poems?"
- A picture book that is written in rhyme belongs over in the picture book section, not here.
- Poetry collections for older kids and teens belong here as well.
- A novel written in free verse belongs with all the other novels for the appropriate age range.
Poetry collections can be fiction or nonfiction; they can have a single author or be an anthology that includes the work of many poets. Collections need not be the work of a single author, but may be an anthology. The poems can be in rhyme or not, and can be in any form, including no real form at all (which is to say, free verse is very welcome, as are shape poems).
--Kelly Fineman, organizer
Please leave a nomination -- including author and title -- in the comments below. One nomination per person, per category, please. Avoid duplicate nominations--it only takes ONE nomination to add a book to the list.