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Poetry 2018

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Here are the JLG Gold Standard selections that will inspire you to celebrate poetry not only during the month of April, but all year long!

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      Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up

      by Sally M. Walker

      Apr 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      With a combination of haiku and impressionistic (but accurate) art, this one-of-a-kind book encourages readers to think playfully about our planet and its wondrous processes. Further information about subjects covered in the book. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations were done in colored pencil.

      Blood Water Paint

      by Joy McCullough

      Apr 2018

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Rome, 1600s. After her mother dies, twelve-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi suddenly has a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chooses paint. Afterword. Black-and-white artwork reproduction.

      One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep

      by Kenn Nesbitt

      Apr 2017

      Kindergarten Plus

      When the busy day is drawing to a close and the whole family is ready for rest, take a minute for poetry and send your little one off to sleep. Color illustrations rendered in handmade and digital media.

      For the Beauty of the Earth

      by Folliot S. Pierpoint

      Mar 2017

      Religious Books Elementary

      The poetry of this classic hymn combine with beautiful illustrations to create a picture book that children and adults alike will cherish. Includes the written music and lyrics. "For the Beauty of the Earth" music and lyrics. Full-color illustrations.
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