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Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Awards

last modified on 04/01/2014

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The national Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Poetry is granted annually to an anthology of poetry or a single volume poem published for children in the previous calendar year by a living American poet or anthologist. These are winners and honorees.

Total: 36
Status: Public
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Short Takes: Fast-Break Basketball Poetry

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2002 Honor

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Song of the Water Boatman: & Other Pond Poems

by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beckie Prange

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2006 Winner

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Song Shoots Out of My Mouth: A Celebration of Music

by Jamie Levi Adoff and Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Martin French

Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2003 Honor

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Splash!: Poems of Our Watery World

(Making a Splash)

by Constance Levy, illustrated by David Soman

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2003 Winner

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Stone Bench In An Empty Park

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2001 Honor

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The Braid

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Verse Novel, Historical Fiction

Resources: Yes

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2007 Honor

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The Great Frog Race and Other Poems

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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The Other Side: Shorter Poems

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes, Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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The Pond God and Other Stories

by Samuel Jay Keyser, illustrated by Robert Shetterly

Interest Level: Grades 5 - 12

Genre: Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2004 Honor

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The Rainbow Hand: Poems about Mothers and Children

by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by Jennifer Hewitson

Interest Level: Grades 5 - 9

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2000 Honor

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The Surrender Tree

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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The Way a Door Closes

by Hope Anita Smith, illustrated by Shane Evans

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Verse Novel, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2004 Honor

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The Wishing Bone, and Other Poems

by Stephen Mitchell, illustrated by Tom Pohrt

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2004 Winner

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This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2008 Honor

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Tour America

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 7

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2007 Honor

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What Have You Lost?

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Anthology, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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2000 Winner

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