Acrostic Poems

From the Set Poetry Party

Presents an overview of acrostic poems, including the form's history, elements, and traits and how poets use acrostic poems to express ideas.

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$45.64 $31.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 808.1
Lexile 560
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Guided Reading Level O
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781631438875
Copyright 2015
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Poetry Party from School Library Connection on November 1, 2015

Cinquain, concrete, limerick, and several more forms of poetry are introduced to young readers in this series. Each book asks ‘What is Poetry?’ and the volumes define poetry as it pertains to the featured type. Rhyme and rhythm are mentioned in every book since they are so important to poetry, but each book discusses them in relevant context. Original poems and color photographs and illustrations help readers understand each form. Each book includes ‘Tips for Young Poets’ that provides suggestions on writing poetry, which will be helpful to both students and teachers. Some of the books also touch briefly on advanced forms of poetry such as epic poems and sonnets. Libraries will find that the series will greatly enhance their poetry and young writer’s section. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites.

A noteworthy review of Poetry Party from Children's Bookwatch on March 1, 2015

‘Acrostic Poems’ is a title from the Poetry Party series for young readers and poets which uses text and illustration to define a poem, descriptive acrostics, and story acrostics. After defining and giving examples of acrostic poems, the story inspires young poets to try their hands at a fun style of poetry. A helpful page of Tips for Young Poets helps get the poetry creation process jump started, while a glossary with phonetic pronunciation lists meanings for new words written in colored text. Additional resources such as books and web sites are also included in this fun acrostics poem definition and how to manual. Appealing color illustrations present bold contrast. Other titles from the Poetry Party series for young readers that are also highly recommended include the following: ‘Cinquain Poems’ (9781631436932), ‘Concrete Poems’ (9781631436949), ‘Limericks’ (9781631436963), ‘Narrative Poems’ (9781631436994), ‘Haikus’ (9781631436956), ‘Prose Poems’ (9781631436970), and ‘Rhyming Poems’ (9781631436987). All of these are truly outstanding titles are written by Lisa M. Bolt Simons and illustrated by Kathleen Petelinsek.

Author: Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Lisa M. Bolt Simons is a writer and teacher. She has published ten books, with more on the way. Her writing has been recognized with awards and grants, including one to travel to Africa. Originally from Colorado, she lives in Minnesota with her husband and twins. Her Web site is

Illustrator: Kathleen Petelinsek