Search Results: "Paul B. Janeczko"


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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moving and brutal, a poetic remembrance of a tragedy too vast to forget. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
A harrowing poetic evocation of the infamous concentration camp. Read full book review >

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THE DARK GAME by Paul B. Janeczko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, it's a wealth of information in an engaging package that should find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among middle schoolers. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this follow-up to Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing (2004), Janeczko delves further into clandestine matters with an entertaining collection of spy stories that span from the American Revolution through the Cold War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teachers and librarians will love this, too—as a classroom tool and as a way of explaining the art of poetry lucidly. (notes on contributors with thumbnail photos, index of first lines, acknowledgements) (Poetry. 10-15)"
For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing—and not just poetry—one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"First-rate, mature poetry for serious readers. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12+)"
The latest collection from Janeczko (Stardust otel, 1993, etc.) is an exploration of place as the arena for human lives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Another winning collaboration from two luminaries. (acknowledgements) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Janeczko and Raschka reunite for a fourth anthology, featuring poems spanning two millennia. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY JULY by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Scintillating! (permissions, acknowledgments) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Choosing from works spanning three centuries, Janeczko artfully arranges 36 elegant poems among the four seasons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

From a mote of dust to the Vietnam War Memorial, from a camel to a writer's tools (pen, paper and ink), 30 short poems by nearly as many modern poets address a wide range of everyday creatures and items. Read full book review >

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A KICK IN THE HEAD by Paul B. Janeczko
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2005

"A beautiful, beautifully clear celebration of the discipline of poetry—and the possibilities offered by that discipline—this offering will find use both in the hands of eager poets and on the reference shelf. (Picture book/poetry. 8+)"
"Why, you may ask, does a poem have rules?" asks Janeczko in his introduction; "The answer is: rules make the writing of a poem more challenging, more exciting." Read full book review >

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DIRTY LAUNDRY PILE by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2001

"Janeczko has a wide following through his own poetry collections, anthologies, and books on writing poetry, so this collection should find a ready audience, especially in school libraries. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Janeczko (A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems, p. 411, etc.) advocates using poetry in the classroom daily, and teachers who are introducing the concept of point of view will find some unique ways to get the point across through these poems. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CROSS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare. (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this companion to Top Secret (2006) and The Dark Game (2010), his books on secret codes and spying, respectively, Janeczko examines how subterfuge has been used in warfare for thousands of years. Read full book review >

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WORLDS AFIRE by Paul B. Janeczko
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A rich, challenging poetry experience. (Poetry. YA)"
In 29 taut, free-verse poems, Janeczko describes the Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fully indexed. (Poetry. 12+)"
An exceptional 112 American poems on serious themes, written by nearly 90 different poets and assembled by a lauded anthologist and poet (Brickyard Summer, 1989). Read full book review >