Thanku

Poems of Gratitude

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

How do you give thanks?

Gratitude isn’t something we need to save up for a special holiday. What are you grateful for right now, today?

This anthology brings together a diverse group of poets who express gratitude for everything from a puppy to hot cocoa to the sky itself. Each writer uses a different poetic form, and readers will encounter a concrete poem, a sonnet, a pantoum, a sijo, and much more.

Contributors include Kimberly Blaeser, Sun Yung Shin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, Janice Scully, Jane Yolen, Traci Sorell, JaNay Brown-Wood, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Margarita Engle, and more. Stunning illustrations from Marlena Myles invite close examination, making this a collection to return to and savor again and again.

A portion of the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to We Need Diverse Books.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-2363-0
$14.99
978-1-5415-6100-7
$22.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2019-09-03
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JUV017060, JUV070000
Dewey 811/.60809282
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Guided Reading Level TBD
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Notable Books for a Global Society Notable Book, Winner, 2020
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2020
  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2020
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2019

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“[A] thoughtful resource for poetry students and teachers.”—Publishers Weekly

Booklist

“[T]his attractive and accessible collection should be popular with browsers and useful for creative writing classes.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Lovely lyric lessons in appreciating the ordinary.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honoree Nine Months Before a Baby Is Born. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorship chair. Learn more at mirandapaul.com.

Illustrator: Marlena Myles

Marlena Myles is a Native American graphic designer and fine artist who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Thanku

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