Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time for PoetryTagTime Tomorrow

Tomorrow is launch day for PoetryTagTime; 30 e-poems by 30 e-poets, an e-anthology compiled by Janet Wong and yours truly. This first ever electronic-only poetry anthology for children has new, unpublished poems by many of the top poets writing for young people and goes on sale beginning tomorrow for 99 cents at Amazon. Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for a number of devices, including your Windows or Apple computer, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android-powered phone. Find out more by clicking here.

Visit the book’s dedicated web site with links to each of the 30 poets featured in the book and PoetryTagTime.com. Then look for teaching ideas for each poem featured daily throughout Poetry Month (April) at this dedicated book blog here.

Who has a poem in PoetryTagTime? Here’s a sneak peek (in order of being tagged):

Jack Prelutsky
Joyce Sidman
Nikki Grimes
Alice Schertle
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Betsy Franco
Douglas Florian
Helen Frost
Carole Boston Weatherford
Calef Brown
Rebecca Kai Dotlich
April Halprin Wayland
Leslie Bulion
J. Patrick Lewis
Avis Harley
Joan Bransfield Graham
David L. Harrison
Julie Larios
Ann Whitford Paul
Jane Yolen
X. J. Kennedy
Bobbi Katz
Paul B. Janeczko
Laura Purdie Salas
Robert Weinstock
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Pat Mora
Mary Ann Hoberman
Janet Wong

What a line up! What a bargain for 99 cents, right? And all electronic, ready to share with kids of all ages!

Image credit:PoetryTagTime

Posting (not poem) by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2011. All rights reserved.

5 comments:

Karin D'Aunoy (Peaceful Sun) said...

This is awesome, can I get poetry tag time on my IPHONE? I don't have a kindle yet....

Lynda said...

I look forward to your poetry tag time and will share it with friends.

I enjoy your blog and often yearn to take one of your classes or workshops. If you ever have an opportunity to speak in the Phoenix area, please let me know via email or a posting.

I notice in my stats that you had visited www.jumpup2chapterbooks.blogspot.com. Welcome, and thank you for allowing me to share my writing with you.

Lynda

Robyn Hood Black said...

Congratulations! What a fun idea and a wonderful collection. Hats off to all.

Aaron Mead said...

Hi Sylvia,

I was wondering if you'd be willing to give an interview? If so, please drop me an email at aaron@childrensbooksandreviews.com. Sorry to request this via a blog comment; I didn't know how else to contact you.

Best,
Aaron

Michele Krueger said...

Hi Sylvia,

Congrats on Poetry Tag Time! It's wonderful! How gratifying to know it is reaching children without the necessity of paper.
And it is nice to see I Am the Book as your first review. I am thrilled to be a part of this celebration of books and reading.
Best regards,
Michele Krueger