Verse novels for children

Leave Taking

Leave Taking

Lorraine Marwood

A new novel about belonging, loss and love from the celebrated author of Star Jumps, the 2010 winner of the Prime Ministers Award for Children's Fiction.

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Ellie Terry

A girl with Tourette syndrome starts a new school and tries to hide her quirks in this debut middle-grade novel in verse.

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Swallow's Dance

Swallow’s Dance

Wendy Orr

Leira's family flee to the island of Crete just before a huge volcanic eruption destroys their island and sends a tsunami to where they thought they had found safety. Another thrilling adventure by acclaimed author Wendy Orr.

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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013  Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will...

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Rebound

Rebound

Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile

From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself. A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and...

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The Crossover

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They're kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and they each want nothing more than to follow in his...

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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr

There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and...

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Booked

Booked

Kwame Alexander

Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this title, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents' break-up, stand up to bullies,...

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 Read reviewBleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain

Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain

Steven Herrick

Some things are too big for a boy to solve. Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new school. Luckily he meets Kate. She has curly black hair, braces and an infectious smile....

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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Margarita Engle, Edel Rodriguez

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpre Author Award, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.

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Inside And Out And Back Again

Inside And Out And Back Again

Thanhha Lai

Winner of the 2011 National Book Prize for Young People's Literature and 2012 Newbery Medal Honor Book, this stunning and engaging verse novel will captivate readers of all ages. This is the moving story of one girl's year of...

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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Jeannine Atkins

A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists --

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The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Pinkney's lyrical verse and Shane Evans' evocative illustrations combine in a powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.

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Too Many Friends

Too Many Friends

Kathryn Apel

At school I have lots of friends. I have so many friends that sometimes I don't know who to play with. Tahnee wants everyone in her Year 2 class to get along and be happy. But what happens when all of Tahnee's friends want...

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Love That Dog

Love That Dog

Sharon Creech

A ground-breaking novel about a boy's growing interest in poetry as he finds his voice and tells his own story.

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Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

K.A. Hesse

A poem cycle that reads as a novel, this Newbery Medal winner tells the story of Billie Jo, a girl who struggles to help her family survive the dust bowl years of the Depression.

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