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GENRES: Novels in Verse


GENRES: Novels in Verse

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42 miles Juvenile Book 42 miles

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn.
J ZIMMER

As her thirteenth birthday approaches, JoEllen decides to bring together her two separate lives--one as Joey, who enjoys weekends with her father and other relatives on a farm, and another as Ellen, who lives with her mother in a Cincinnati apartment near her school and friends.




Bird Juvenile Book Bird

Elliott, Zetta.
J ELLIOTT

Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.




Brains for lunch : a zombie novel in haiku?! Juvenile Book Brains for lunch : a zombie novel in haiku?!

Holt, K. A.
J HOLT

At a middle school where zombies, blood-sucking chupacabras, and humans never mingle, "lifer" Siobhan and Loeb, a zombie who likes to write haiku, share an attraction. Story written entirely in haiku.




Diamond Willow Juvenile Book Diamond Willow

Frost, Helen, 1949-
J FROST

In a remote area of Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs when she is not at school, wishing she were more popular, all the while unaware that the animals surrounding her carry the spirits of dead ancestors and friends who care for her.




Grow :   a novel in verse Juvenile Book Grow : a novel in verse

Havill, Juanita.
J HAVILL

Two misfit children and other members of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, neighborhood are brought together by a woman creating a community garden.




Hate that cat Juvenile Book Hate that cat

Creech, Sharon.
J CREECH

Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.




Hugging the rock Juvenile Book Hugging the rock

Brown, Susan Taylor, 1958-
J BROWN

Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.




Inside out & back again Juvenile Book Inside out & back again

Lai, Thanhha.
J LAI

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.




Kaleidoscope eyes Juvenile Book Kaleidoscope eyes

Bryant, Jennifer.
J BRYANT

In 1968, with the Vietnam War raging, thirteen-year-old Lyza inherits a project from her deceased grandfather, who had been using his knowledge of maps and the geography of Lyza's New Jersey hometown to locate the lost treasure of Captain Kidd.




Keeping the night watch Juvenile Book Keeping the night watch

Smith, Hope Anita.
J SMITH

A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.




Love that dog Juvenile Book Love that dog

Creech, Sharon.
J CREECH

A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.




Naked bunyip dancing Juvenile Book Naked bunyip dancing

Herrick, Steven.
J HERRICK

This novel in verse follows the school year of Australian students in classroom 6C, as their unconventional teacher encourages them to discover their own strengths and talents and then perform in a memorable concert.




Out of the dust Juvenile Book Out of the dust

Hesse, Karen.
J HESSE

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.




Summerhouse time Juvenile Book Summerhouse time

Spinelli, Eileen.
J SPINELL

The approach of summerhouse time at the beach brings back good memories of this annual tradition, of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents cleaning, laughing, eating, playing, and relaxing.




The way a door closes Juvenile Book The way a door closes

Smith, Hope Anita.
J 811.6 SMITH

In this beautifully written and powerfully moving novel in poems, Hope Anita Smith tells the story of a young man's struggle to accept a father who has walked out on his family. Here, in CJ's words, is a portrait of hurt and healing, and finding the strength to open the door again.




What is goodbye? Juvenile Book What is goodbye?

Grimes, Nikki.
J 811.54 GRIMES

Alternating poems by a brother and sister convey their feelings about the death of their older brother and the impact it had on their family.




Where I live Juvenile Book Where I live

Wolfe, Frances.
J 811.6 WOLFE

The young narrator lives where the sun winks off the waves, breezes cool the evening, treasures are waiting to be discovered. 'Where I Live' is the seaside. In her first picture book, Frances Wolfe has captured the sights and sounds of life on the seashore in 16 outstanding illustrations. Astute readers will note the first letter of each two-line verse spells out the word "seaside." A sweet way to visit the sea with the youngest of readers.




Where the steps were Juvenile Book Where the steps were

Cheng, Andrea.
J CHENG

Verse from the perspectives of five students in Miss D.'s third grade class details the children's last year together before their inner city school is to be torn down.




Zorgamazoo Juvenile Book Zorgamazoo

Weston, Robert Paul.
J WESTON

Imaginative and adventurous Katrina eludes her maniacal guardian to help Morty, a member of a vanishing breed of zorgles, with his quest to uncover the fate of the fabled zorgles of Zorgmazoo as well as of other creatures that seem to have disappeared from the earth.




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