Poetry for Children
About finding and sharing poetry with young people
Friday, June 26, 2020
Celebrating Kevin Henkes
I was so fortunate to chair the 2020 Children's Literature Legacy Award committee for ALSC and am so excited to see our recipient, Kevin...
Friday, June 19, 2020
A poem for Juneteenth
I have been a longtime fan of poet Carole Boston Weatherford and her many works of poetry-- many historical, biographical, and fact-based,...
Friday, June 12, 2020
Nikki Grimes x 2
Irene Latham is corralling our Poetry Friday posts all celebrating the work of Nikki Grimes ! Be sure to check out all the posts at Irene&...
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Black Poetry Matters
As we look for ways to raise the voices of our Black sisters and brothers, I turn to poetry, of course. And there is a rich, long history...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
NCTE’s 2020 Notable Poetry List
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) strives to recognize and foster excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publi...
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Remembering Peggy Oxley
I learned that my colleague Peggy Oxley passed away recently and I wanted to take a moment to honor her memory. Peggy was a long-time ...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Rita Dove, Barack Obama & Poetry Love
I recently ran across this video of a poetry reading with Rita Dove that President Obama held in the White House back in 2011. I had nev...
Friday, May 08, 2020
The Greatest Hits of Lee Bennett Hopkins
One of the silver linings of the terrible coronavirus is the greater access we are getting to digital resources that are usually only avai...
Friday, May 01, 2020
"Poetry Friday" by Janet Wong
National Poetry Month may be over, but every day is a good day for sharing poetry-- especially Poetry Friday! And when you have a poem AB...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
"All Kinds of Kids" by Elizabeth Steinglass
Here's another in my mini movie series-- this one created by Ashley M. featuring the poem "All Kinds of Kids" by Elizabeth...
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