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Reviewku: Plunder! Middle Grade

Haiku Book Reviews

 

REVIEWKU is collection of book reviews written in with the syllabic rules of Haiku (5/7/5 syllables per line), followed by “Nitty Gritty” book specific details including but not limited to: age range, genre, point of view (POV), theme, style, voice, setting. From pirates to mermaids to boats to ships to oceans to lakes to shores… enjoy these Pirate Reviewkus, mateys!
 

•  This page features Reviewkus of the PLUNDER! (Pirate! Poetry! Everything else!) nature in the category MIDDLE GRADE.  

 


 

 

A KICK IN THE HEAD by Paul A. Janeczko

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READ, WRITE, RHYME For kids and teachers. For fun and form. For good times and giggles. For you.   Nitty Gritty: Children, Middle Grade, Adult Poetry handbook Non fiction Reference Aimed at both students and teachers Poetic forms defined and exemplified Directions on how to absorb a poem — read for rhythm, look for illustration, defined, then read again Short and concise Classroom tool...

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GONE FISHING: A NOVEL IN VERSE by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Posted by on 5:07 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

HOOK LINE AND SINGING STINKER Poem stories swish. Brother, sister, father, fish. Trip for two turns three.   Nitty Gritty: Middle grade / children’s Verse novel Realistic fiction Shifting POV (most poems from main character Sam perspective, others with sister Lucy, Dad Themes: fishing, family, gentle sibling rivalry Poetic form definitions and explanations at end of book...

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THE TROUBLE WITH POETRY by Billy Collins (2006)

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STANZAS FOR THE MASSES Having fun with words. Teaching, teasing. Pull, prod, poke. “This is just to say.”   QUOTABLE “I wonder how you are going to feel / when you find out / that I wrote this instead of you”   Nitty Gritty: Who: Various unnamed characters (occasionally the poet himself, but not always!) What: Poetry Where: across the country When: Present day; some flashbacks; some flash forwards Why: An exploration and explanation of childhood, music (jazz), emotion (especially love), getting older, passing time, education, reading, writing and understanding… How: Mainly first person POV, Simple, straightforward voice; everyday language...

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CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD by Krista Russell

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WHALES, WATER, WORRIES, WHIPS

Whaling history

Landlocked, abolitionists,

Kidnappers, justice.

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A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Posted by on 3:21 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

HOMERIC HERO, CIVIL RIGHTS SPARK

Heroic crown. True.

Sonnets. Lynching. Innocence.

History. Legacy.

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BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO by Maria Testa, illustrated by Scott Hunt

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BASEBALL BOYS

Growing up with Joe.

Baseball and Grandpa. War. Dreams.

Twenty four stories.

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BRONZEVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrated by Faith Ringgold

Posted by on 4:06 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

1956 TRUTHS STILL TRUE TODAY

Black, white. Puppy, snow.

Urban Chicago. Poems,

kids. Universal.

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CARVER: A LIFE IN POEMS by Marilyn Nelson

Posted by on 3:19 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

44 POEMS – FROM THE HANDS OF THE MAN AND HIS FRIENDS

Runaway. Free slave.

Memories. Collection. Plants.

Inventions. Passion.

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CHESS RUMBLE by G. Neri and Jesse Joshua Johnson

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MISSING SISTER, LAUGHTER, MEMORIES…GAMES WITH MASTERS AND MEN

Angry boy. Battles.

Chess master to the rescue?

Black and white board game.

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CROSSING STONES by Helen Frost

Posted by on 3:54 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

STEPPING THROUGH HISTORY

Cupped hand sonnet path.

River crossing. Suffragette.

War. Hunger. Farm. Love.

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