How to Write a Poem

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In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you.


with a question

like an acorn

waiting for spring.

From this first stanza, readers are invited to pay attention--and to see that paying attention itself is poetry. Kwame Alexander and Deanna Nikaido's playful text and Melissa Sweet's dynamic, inventive artwork are paired together to encourage readers to listen, feel, and discover the words that dance in the world around them--poems just waiting to be written down.

Author: Kwame Alexander, Deanna Nikaido
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Published: 04/04/2023
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 10.08h x 8.58w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780063060906
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 521320 / How to Write a Poem

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2023 pg. 86
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
Booklist 03/01/2023 pg. 39
Publishers Weekly 04/17/2023
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2023 pg. 153
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2023 - Superior,Well Above Average

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