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Rebecca Caprara’s WORST-CASE COLLIN is an NCTE Notable Verse Novel!

Rebecca Caprara’s middle grade novel-in-verse, WORST-CASE COLLIN, has been named a Notable Verse Novel by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)!


In 1977, NCTE established the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Their awards are given to living American poets who create work for children ages 3-13. As proudly stated on its website, “NCTE also recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.” Every year year, the committee also picks a list of Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels!


WORST-CASE COLLIN follows twelve-year-old Collin, who has a plan to survive any worst-case scenario. Avalanche? No problem. Riptide? Stay calm. He’s 100% prepared for every disaster…except maybe his home life after losing his mother. This incredible verse novel has also received a starred review from School Library Journal!


If you haven’t yet read WORST-CASE COLLIN, which published this year with Charlesbridge, now is a great time!  Purchase it from Penguin Random House or your local indie.


A huge congratulations to Rebecca! Visit her website, Twitter, or Instagram for more about her and her books!