Well, it was standing-room-only for our panel of poets and bloggers at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) convention in Orlando today. Yay! I was so pleased at the turn out and with our wonderful, diverse panel. Here's the lowdown (and a copy of our handout).
POETS AND BLOGGERS UNITE:
USING TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT KIDS, TEACHERS, AND POETRY
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Tricia Stohr Hunt; The Miss Rumphius Effect
Elaine Magliaro; Wild Rose Reader
Your truly, Sylvia Vardell; PoetryforChildren
Be sure to check out each of these blogs (if I do say so myself) for the before- and after- conference coverage they provide about our panelist poets.
SELECTED WORKS BY PANEL POETS
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2005. Days to Celebrate: A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More. Greenwillow.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2006 Got Geography! Greenwillow.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2007. Behind the Museum Door. Abrams.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2008. America at War. McElderry.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2008. Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees. HarperCollins.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 2009. City I Love. Abrams.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2009. Incredible Inventions. HarperCollins.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2009. Sky Magic. Dutton.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2010. Amazing Faces. Lee and Low.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. 2010. Give Me Wings. Holiday House.
Hopkins, Lee. Bennett, comp. 2010. Sharing the Seasons. Margaret McElderry.
Mora, Pat. 1996. Confetti: Poems for Children. Lee & Low.
Mora, Pat. 2000. My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984-1999.Pinata Books.
Mora, Pat., Ed. 2001. Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers. Lee & Low.
Mora, Pat. 2007. Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico!: America's Sproutings. Lee & Low.
Mora, Pat. 2009. Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Rayo.
Mora, Pat. 2010. Dizzy in Your Eyes; Poems About Love. Knopf.
Mora, Pat. 2010. Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students. Corwin.
Richards, Jame. 2010. Three Rivers Rising. Knopf.
Singer, Marilyn. 2002. Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth. Knopf.
Singer, Marilyn. 2002. The Company of Crows. Clarion.
Singer, Marilyn. 2003. Fireflies at Midnight. Atheneum.
Singer, Marilyn. 2003. How to Cross a Pond: Poems about Water. Knopf.
Singer, Marilyn. 2004. Creature Carnival. Hyperion.
Singer, Marilyn. 2005. Central Heating: Poems about Fire and Warmth. Knopf.
Singer, Marilyn. 2005. Monday on the Mississippi. Henry Holt.
Singer, Marilyn. 2008. First Food Fight This Fall. Sterling.
Singer, Marilyn. 2008. Shoe Bop! Dutton.
Singer, Marilyn. 2010. Mirror, Mirror. Dutton.
THANK YOU to our poets and my fellow bloggers, of course, but thank you also to the publishers and their representatives for bringing the poets to the conference. This includes Michelle Fadlalla and Laura Antonacci at Simon & Schuster, Lisa Nadel at Random House; Scottie Bowditch and Rasshahn Johnson-Baker at Penguin.
Be sure to check our blogs one more time next week as we share our thoughts about the conference experience in our follow-up postings. I hope to share some video footage!