17 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Arnold Adoff, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“I really want a poem to sprout roses and spit bullets.“ Welcome to the eighth 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 [...]

12 Sep

A Child Can Be … + The Poetry Friday Roundup

Poems by Renee, Poetry lessons 60 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe
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Welcome… to the Poetry Friday roundup! I’m doing a self-service linky list today, so please add your link and description to the list at the end of the post. So… you’ve caught me in a mushy mamma moment. On Monday, my little guys will be off to preschool for the very first time and I’m [...]

22 Aug

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Lilian Moore, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“I try to tell the truth.“ Welcome to the seventh 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 [...]

15 Aug

Poetry Friday: Everything Is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

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Don’t you just love getting those wide, thin boxes in the mail? One of them arrived for me recently, and inside was a new treasure of a book by former Children’s Poet Laureate   J. Patrick Lewis Due out on August 19, Everything Is a Poem (Creative Editions) is a “best of” collection featuring 59 poems [...]

06 Jun

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: John Ciardi, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“The minimum requirement for a good poem is a miracle.“ Welcome to the sixth 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 [...]

16 May

National Endangered Species Day: “Polar Bear” by J. Patrick Lewis

Poems by Guest Poets 16 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe
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Today Is National Endangered Species Day!  To commemorate the day and raise awareness of one such animal, J. Patrick Lewis sent along his wonderful poem “Polar Bear,” which I am happy to present. The poem prompted me to look into the polar bear situation a bit more. According to PolarBearsInternational.org, there are only “20,000 to [...]

21 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2014 Is Here!

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Happy Poetry Month! For those who don’t know what the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem is, it is a yearly event conceived and hosted by poet Irene Latham. Each day, the poem travels to a different blog, and the blogger adds his or her line. You never know where the poem will end up, but it’s always [...]

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 [...]

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