01 Apr

Poetry Month 2014 Shenanigans!

Poetry Month 11 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe
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Happy Poetry Month! It’s that time of year again, and while I am still on blog hiatus until April 15 — and therefore won’t be doing any big Poetry Month festivities here on NWR — I am dipping my toes into other people’s poetry pools and keeping busy throughout the month. Here’s a quick rundown [...]

07 Feb

Poetry Friday: Announcing The Lyrical Language Lab Online Course (and Giveaway!)

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UPDATE – FEBRUARY 21: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner will be announced later today. Thank you for your interest and good luck! I’m back! (Almost.) Hello, friends. Welcome to another Poetry Friday roundup! I’m trying out a thumbnail linky list, so please add your link, image, and short title to the list at [...]

29 Jan

Blog Tour! “Soccer Ball” by Joan Bransfield Graham + Giveaway!

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A sports-loving boy who can’t stop writing poetry? That sounds like a great premise for a book! Gee, I’m surprised no one has written that yet…oh, wait! Someone has! And it’s Joan Bransfield Graham! Joan’s new book came out just yesterday, and I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour for it, which was kicked [...]

17 Jan

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Eve Merriam, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“Don’t be polite. Bite in.“ Welcome to the fifth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the poets and their work, but rather about preserving [...]

12 Dec

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Myra Cohn Livingston, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Myra Cohn Livingston

“…the untold mystery of me.“ Welcome to the fourth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the poets and their work, but rather about preserving [...]

15 Nov

Poetry Friday: Storytime with Iza Trapani and LITTLE MISS MUFFET

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Time for a curds and whey break with Iza Trapani! I virtually met Iza early on in my kidlit travels in January 2012, and she made me feel right at home. In fact, Iza was my second guest on NWR with her poem “Grins and Giggles” and a vintage “snickerview,” which I hope you’ll check [...]

08 Nov

Poetry Friday: Treasures from Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis

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I hadn’t planned a post for today, but last evening two treasures arrived for me and I just couldn’t resist. Look what was in the mail! AND by this talented team: Julie Larios is one of my favorite children’s poets for both the wit and wonder she brings to her work, so I have been [...]

31 Oct

Halloweensie Contest: “Pumpkinseed McCrackle” by the Resident Ghoul

"Pumpkinseed McCrackle" by Renee M. LaTulippe

BOO! It’s that time of year again, when kiddies of all ages sicken themselves with candy corn and creep about in the dead of early evening, and zombie writers enter Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie contest. But wait! Speaking of Susanna Hill and scary things, I must interrupt this program to mention her fabulous online picture book [...]

25 Oct

Poetry Friday: Spotlight on NCTE Poets – Karla Kuskin, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“…my friend happens to be a poem.“ Welcome to the third episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this new series that I’ve cooked up with the help of Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t [...]

04 Oct

Poetry Friday: Spotlight on NCTE Poets – Aileen Fisher, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“What it amounts to is… I never grew up.“ Hello, there! Welcome to the second episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this new series that I’ve cooked up with the help of Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for [...]