Books & Articles

Sylvia Vardell is an established academic with a significant body of scholarship and writing. She has authored or co-authored a dozen books on teaching with children’s literature and published more than 100 articles in various journals. She collaborates with poet and author Janet Wong on the acclaimed Poetry Friday Anthology series for Pomelo Books. She is the recipient of the ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the TWU Distinction in Scholarship Award for her body of work. Her books include:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vardell, S. M. (2019). Children’s literature in action: A librarian’s guide (third edition). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds. (2018). Great Morning!: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds. (2015). The poetry Friday anthology for celebrations: Holiday poems for the whole year in English and Spanish. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. (2014). The TEKS guide to the poetry Friday anthology for science. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds. (2014). The poetry Friday anthology for science: Poems for the school year integrating science, reading, and language arts. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. (2014). Poetry aloud here 2: Sharing poetry with children (second edition). Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds. (2013). The poetry Friday anthology for middle school. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds.  (2012). The poetry Friday anthology K-5. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. (2012). The poetry teacher’s book of lists. Princeton, NJ: Pomelo Books.

Vardell, S. M. and Wong, J. Eds.  (2009). Dear one: A tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Vardell, S. M. (2007). Poetry people: A practical guide to children’s poets. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Hadaway, N. L., Vardell, S. M., Young. T.A. (2004). What every teacher should know about English Language Learners. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Hadaway, N., Vardell, S. M., and Young, T. (2002).  Literature-based instruction with English language learners. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon Longman.

For a sampling of articles by Sylvia Vardell, check out:

Vardell, S.M. (2017). Books and authors: Pushing boundaries with diverse poetry. ALA Booklist Quick Tips.

Vardell, S. M. (2016). Talking with Jacqueline Woodson. ALA Booklist Quick Tips.

Vardell, S.M. (2015). Poetry and social justice. ALA Booklist Quick Tips.