25 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Joyce Sidman, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“Poetry… is a sculpture of words…” Welcome to the seventeenth 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 […]

26 Aug

“The Dactyl Poem” by Allan Wolf

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“The way I see it, there are two kinds of people in the world: PO-folk and No-POs.” Hello, PO-folk! Have you met Allan Wolf? If so: lucky ducks! If not, step right up ’cause we’ve got a show for you! Anyone who has followed this blog for a while knows how I feel about poetry […]

12 Aug

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: J. Patrick Lewis, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“The poem is always more important than the poet.“ Welcome to the sixteenth 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 […]

13 May

A MORNING WITH GRANDPA by Sylvia Liu + Giveaway!

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UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER Congratulations to PATRICIA NOZELL! You’ve won a shiny new copy of A Morning with Grandpa! Once upon a time… in a Facebook critique group far, far away, there wrote and drew a talented, poetic girl named Sylvia Liu.  Now, this writer/artist wasn’t just any ordinary writer/artist. This girl had poetry in her soul and she […]

26 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2016 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 […]

08 Apr

Frog Month Special: “Frog and Toad” by J. Patrick Lewis

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April is National Frog Month!  Sure, everyone else is celebrating National Poetry Month, but I’ve been informed by J. Patrick Lewis that April is also National Frog Month, so who am I to argue? And to celebrate, Pat sent along his delightful poem “Frog and Toad,” which I am hoppy to present. Look how cute they are! (By […]

29 Jan

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Lee Bennett Hopkins, with Sylvia Vardell

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“…it is the stuff of all existence.”  Welcome to the fifteenth 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 […]

30 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Nikki Grimes, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“That just goes to show  it pays to listen to your own heart.“ Welcome to the fourteenth 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 […]

26 Oct

Halloween 2015: “Midnight Meeting” by David L. Harrison and The Resident Ghoul

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BLA BLA! It’s that time of year again, when kiddies of all ages, but especially non-calendar-reading five-year-olds, pester the living daylights out of their parents with the incessant question “Is it Halloween yet?” and zombie writers enter Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie contest. The guidelines this year are: no more than 100 words the words costume, dark, and haunt must appear […]

28 Aug

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Mary Ann Hoberman, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“I think of language as a vast treasury…“ Welcome to the thirteenth 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 […]

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