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Verse Novels for Children and Teens

Posted 05/26/21 by April S

Verse novels, or novels in verse as some refer to them, offer up diverse and engaging stories that are ripe with appeal for young readers. They are not simply long poems, but instead offer up the feel of poetry while following a narrative structure one might find in a novel. If you think about it, verse novels provide the best of both worlds. They hook readers with their melodic tone and captivating storylines. Verse novels are the perfect fit for reluctant readers.

Verse Novels for Children

Cover of The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Somewhere Among

Somewhere Among

Cover of Rhyme Schemer

Rhyme Schemer

hoopla eBook
Cover of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Cover of Serafina’s Promise

Serafina’s Promise

Cover of Garvey’s Choice

Garvey’s Choice

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Love That Dog

Love That Dog

eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

Verse Novels for Teens

Cover of With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

Cover of Turtle Under Ice

Turtle Under Ice

Cover of Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Punching the Air

Punching the Air

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo

Cover of Every Body Looking

Every Body Looking

Cover of The Same Blood

The Same Blood

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Cover of The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined

The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined

hoopla eBook
Cover of This Impossible Light

This Impossible Light

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