Editorial Review

Poetry Power-School Library Journal

Cover: Poetry Power

This series focuses on different forms of poetry while giving examples based on specific topics. Starting with a table of contents that shows short sections of varying length and followed by the type of poem, its history, and how the form is used, quoting and citing the authors, such as lines 1-6 of Lewis Carroll’s “Acrostic” poem in Acrostic Poems. Each subject used for the specific type of poem is broken down to show how to research and use creativity to write a new poem. While each section has an example poem, graphics throughout, such as “Tips & Tricks” help guide readers in writing their poem by supplying ideas to the reader. Short paragraphs accompany colorful pictures of a diverse group of children writing and experiencing poetry. The final section discusses how each poetry style is meant to be shared, verbally, ­visually, etc. and that readers should always ask for permission from a caregiver about posting a poem on social media. Although the titles in this series are meant for younger readers, the series breaks down poetry styles in an easy way to spark creativity. The back matter includes a glossary, online resources, and index. VERDICT A simple breakdown of poetry forms for beginning readers and writers.

—Poetry Power-School Library Journal

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