Saturday, January 19, 2019

Joyce Sidman in Chicago: April 20

If you live in the Chicago area, mark your calendars for Sat., April 20 (10-11am) because poet Joyce Sidman will be there to speak about "Poetry & Science" at the Poetry Foundation. This sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning and celebrate Young People's Poetry Day-- which used to be a "thing" and looks like it may be again. Awesome!


Friday, January 11, 2019

A Print-and-Fold Book of Poems #1

I'm a big fan of making things, especially easy, fun things that are inexpensive and simple. So, when I discovered that one could make a tiny book out of a single piece of paper (8.5 x 11), I was hooked!  I've used this technique many times over the years and it always gets a great reaction from children. Once, a little boy sitting in the front row gasped, "It's magic!" And you can do all kinds of things with this mini-book format, from vocabulary practice, drawing, math play, and of course... POETRY! 

So, Janet (Wong) and I decided it might be fun to offer a ready-made printable poetry mini-book for teachers (and others) who want to inject a little more poetry into their work with children. So, here's our first installment, with a handful of poems from some of our Poetry Friday anthologies. See what you think!

Here's the printable page below and you'll find the pdf version at this link.


And here's a simple video showing you how to fold the paper into a mini-book:



Now look for more Poetry Friday fun hosted by Kathryn Apel, all the way in Australia! Here's the link.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Sneak Peek for Poetry Friday 2019


Welcome to our first Poetry Friday gathering for 2019! (InLinkz at the bottom)

It's time again for me to gather all the poetry books for young people that I believe will be published in the year ahead. And I was shocked and happy to see I already have a list of 75+ books set to appear this year! WOO HOO! I usually only know about 20-30 books at this early date, then add to the list throughout the year and end up with around 100 titles. I hope this beginning list continues to grow and grow and grow! There are new poets to support, new forms and topics to consider, board books, nonfiction books, anthologies, novels in verse, memoirs, and more. Here's my "SNEAK PEEK" list thus far, but I know y'all will let me know of any additional titles or any errors you see here. Thanks!

2019 Sneak Peek Poetry List
  1. Adams, Jennifer. 2019. How Do I Love Thee? Ill. by Christopher Silas Neal. New York: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 
  2. Alexander, Kwame. 2019. How to Read a Book. Ill. by Melissa Sweet. New York: HarperCollins.
  3. Alexander, Kwame. 2019. The Undefeated. Ill. by Kadir Nelson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  4. Anderson, Laurie Halse. 2019. Shout. New York: Viking.
  5. Baron, Chris. 2019. All of Me. New York: Feiwel & Friends. 
  6. Bramer, Shannon. 2019. Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children. Ill. by Cindy Derby. Toronto: Groundwood.
  7. Brown, Calef. 2019. Up Verses Down. New York: Henry Holt.
  8. Brown, Skila. 2019. Clackety Track: Poems about Trains. Ill. by Jamey Christoph. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  9. Buhrman-Deever and Kitchen, Bert. 2019. Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse. Ill. by Bert Kitchen. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  10. Bulion, Leslie. 2019. Superlative Birds. Ill. by Robert Meganck. Atlanta: Peachtree.
  11. Coelho, Joseph. 2019. A Year of Nature Poems. Ill. by Kelly Louise Judd. Wide Eyed Editions. 
  12. Coombs, Kate. 2019. Emily Dickinson: In Emily’s Garden. Ill. by Carme Lemniscates. Gibbs Smith.
  13. Coombs, Kate. 2019. William Shakespeare: I Love You. Ill. by Carme Lemniscates. Gibbs Smith.
  14. Corman, Avery. 2018. Bark in the Park!: Poems for Dog Lovers. Ill. by Hyewon Yum. Orchard.
  15. Davis, Alexandra. 2019. Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II. Il. by Katie Hickey. Chicago: Albert Whitman. 
  16. Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. 2019. You and Me. Ill. by Susan Reagan. Minneapolis: Creative Editions.
  17. Duncan, Alice Faye. 2019. A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks. Ill. by Xia Gordon. New York: Sterling.
  18. Elliott, David. 2019. Voices. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  19. Elliott, Zetta. 2019. Say Her Name. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  20. Engle, Margarita. 2019. Dancing Hands, How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln. Ill. by Rafael López. New York: Atheneum.
  21. Engle, Margarita. 2019. Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air. New York: Atheneum. 
  22. Fitch, Sheree. 2019. Toes in My Nose: And Other Poems. Ill. by Sydney Smith. Nimbus Publishing.
  23. Fliess, Sue. 2019. Little Red Rhyming Hood. Ill. by and Petros Bouloubasis. Chicago: Albert Whitman. 
  24. Fogliano, Jullie. 2019. If I Was the Sunshine. Ill. by Loren Long. New York: Atheneum. 
  25. Fogliano, Jullie. 2019. Just in Case You Want to Fly. New York: Holiday House.
  26. Franco, Betsy. 2019. Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  27. Frost, Helen. 2019. Hello, I’m Here! Ill. by Rick Lieder. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  28. Greenfield, Eloise. 2019. Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me. Ill. by Ehsan Abdollahi. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky.
  29. Hall, Kirsten. 2019. Snow Birds. Ill. by Jenni Desmond. New York: Simon & Schuster. 
  30. Heard, Georgia. 2019. Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices. Ill. by Aaron DeWitt. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mils/Wordsong. 
  31. Hoberman, Mary Ann. 2019. The Sun Shines Everywhere. Ill. by Luciano Lozano. New York: Little, Brown. 
  32. Holt, K. A. 2019. Redwood and Ponytail. San Francisco: Chronicle.
  33. Hopkins, Ellen. 2019. Sanctuary Highway. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  34. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Ed. 2019. I Am Someone Else: Poems About Pretending. Ill. by Christ Hsu. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  35. Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Ed. 2019. I Remember. Ill. by various artists. New York: Lee & Low. 
  36. Howell, Raven. 2019. Glimmer, Sing of Sun. Ill. by Carina Povarchik. Spork.
  37. ______. 2019. I See the Moon: Rhymes for Bedtime. Ill. by Rosalind Beardshaw. Nosy Crow.
  38. ______. 2019. The Iliad. Ill. by Gareth Hinds. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  39. Janeczko,Paul B. Ed. 2019. The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems. Ill. by Richard Jones. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  40. Khwaja, Maham. 2019. The Journey. New York: Lee & Low.
  41. Landry, Leo. 2019. Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal!: Sports Poems for Little Athletes. New York: Henry Holt.
  42. Ledyard, Stephanie Parsley. 2019. Home Is a Window. Ill. by Chris Sasak. New York: Neal Porter Books.
  43. Levy, Debbie. 2019. Down the Hill: One Girl’s Story of Walking into History. Ill. by Jo Ann Allen Boyce. New York: Bloomsbury.
  44. Lucido, Aimee. 2019. Emmy in the Key of Code. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify.
  45. Maillard, Kevin Noble. 2019. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition. Ill. by Juana Martinez-Neal. New York: Roaring Brook.
  46. Millay, Edna St. Vincent. 2019. Afternoon on a Hill. Ill. by Paolo Domeniconi. Creative Editions. 
  47. Miller, Rhett. 2019. No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse. Ill. by Dan Santat. New York: Little, Brown.
  48. Meyer, Eileen. 2019. The Superlative A. Lincoln. Ill. by Dave Szalay. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  49. Moskowitz-Sweet, Gloria and Smith, Hope Anita. 2019. It Rained Warm Bread. Ill. by Leatrice Lyon. New York: Macmillan.
  50. Nagai, Mariko. 2019. Under the Broken Sky. New York: Macmillan. 
  51. _______. 2019. Origami and Poetry: Inspired by Nature. Ill. by Clover Robin. Somerville, MA: Nosy Crow. 
  52. Ode, Eric. 2019. Otters, Snails, and Tadpole Tails: Poems from the Wetlands. Ill. by Ruth Harper. Kane-Miller.
  53. Paul, Miranda. Ed. 2019. Thanku: Poems of Gratitude. Ill. by Marlena Myles. Lerner/ Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press..
  54. Powell, Patricia Hruby. 2019. Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker. Ill. by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Simon & Schuster/McElderry. 
  55. Quattlebaum, Mary. 2019. Brother, Sister, Me and You. Washington DC: National Geographic.
  56. Rafael, Solli. 2019. Limelight. Andrews McMeel. 
  57. Ramirez-Christensen, Esperanza. 2019. My First Book of Haiku Poems: A Picture, Poem and a Dream; Classic Poems by Japanese Haiku Masters. Ill. by Tracy Gallup. Tuttle Publishing. 
  58. Reynolds, Jason. 2019. Long Way Down (graphic novel edition). Ill. by Danica Novgorodoff. New York: Atheneum. 
  59. Rogalski, Mark. 2019. Make Me a Monster. San Francisco: Chronicle.
  60. Rogers, Fred. 2019. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers. Ill. by Luke Flowers. Quirk Books.
  61. Rosen, Michael. J. 2019. The Greatest Table. Ill. by Becca Stadtlander. Creative Company.
  62. Rossetti, Christina. 2019. Blooming Beneath the Sun. Ill. by Ashley Bryan. New York: Atheneum.
  63. Russell, Ching Yeung. 2019. House Without Walls. Yellow Jacket.
  64. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House. Ill. by Angela Matteson. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills/Wordsong.
  65. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons. Ill. by Merce Lopez. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.
  66. Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. Snowman – Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations. Ill. by Micha Archer. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  67. Salazar, Aida. 2019. The Moon Within. New York: Scholastic.
  68. Schaub, Michelle. 2019. Finding Treasure: A Collection of Collections. Ill. by Carmen Saldana. Waterton, MA: Charlesbridge.
  69. Shiefman, Vicky. 2019. Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes. Ill. by Francesca Chessa. New York: Holiday House.
  70. Singer, Marilyn. 2019. I’m the Big One Now!: Poems about Growing Up. Ill. by Jana Christy. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills/Wordsong.
  71. Singer, Marilyn. 2019. Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Ill. by Ryan McAmis. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  72. Slade, Suzanne. 2019. Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon. Ill. by Alan Marks. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
  73. Spinelli, Eileen. 2019. Birdie. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  74. Sorell, Traci. 2019. At the Mountain Base. Ill. by Weshoyot Alvitre. New York: Penguin. 
  75. Steinberg, D. J. (reprint edition) 2019. Preschool, Here I Come! New York: Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap.
  76. Steinglass, Elizabeth. 2019. Soccerverse: Poems About Soccer. Ill. by Edson Ike. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills/Wordsong.
  77. Turk, Evan. 2019. You are Home: An Ode to the National Parks. New York: Atheneum.
  78. Updike, John. 2019. A Child’s Calendar. (20th Anniversary Edition) Ill. by Trina Schart Hyman. 
  79. Vecchione, Patrice and Raymond, Alyssa. Eds. 2019. Ink Knows No Borders. Triangle Square.  
  80. Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2019. The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop. Ill. by Frank Morrison. Little Bee Books.
  81. Wilson, Kip. 2019. White Rose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
  82. Wolf, Allan. 2019. The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems that Take You Into Space and Back Again. Ill. by Anna Raff. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  83. Yolen, Jane and Stemple, Heidi. 2019. Eek, You Reek! Minneapolis: Lerner.
ABOUT POETS & POETRY
  1. Burleigh, Robert. 2019. O Captain, My Captain. Ill. by Sterling Hundley. New York: Abrams.
  2. Drake, Julia. 2019. The Last True Poets of the Sea. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  3. Hegedus, Bethany. 2019. Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou. Ill. by Tonya Engel. New York: Lee & Low.
  4. Hohn, Nadia L. 2019. Malaika’s Costume. New York: Owlkids.
  5. Hohn, Nadia L. 2019. Malaika’s Winter Carnival. New York: Owlkids.
  6. Leonardo, Cory. 2019. Call Me Alastair. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  7. Lerner, Sarah. 2019. Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories. New York: Crown. 
  8. Manfredi, Angie. Ed. 2019. The F Word. New York: Abrams/Amulet.
  9. Reynolds, Shauna LaVoy. 2019. Poetree. Ill. by Shahrzad Maydani.
  10. Rogers, Lisa. 2019. Mr. Marshall’s Red Wheelbarrow: A story About William Carlos Williams’s Beloved Poem. Ill. by Chuck Groenink. New York: Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books.
  11. Slade, Suzanne. 2019. Exquisite. Ill. by Cozbi A. Cabrera. New York: Abrams.
  12. Yolen, Jane. 2019. Emily Writes. Ill. by Christine Davenier. New York: Macmillan.
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