Friday, December 04, 2015

Launching the "remix" of science poetry for KIDS

Janet (Wong) and I are so excited to announce the launch of our latest venture! (Yes, that is Janet being excited!) It's The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for KIDS.
This new book features 248 poems by 78 poets, along with illustrations by Frank Ramspott and Bug Wang. It's arranged thematically by science topics such as what scientists do, the science fair, classroom science, kitchen science, matter, earth & sun, space & sky, water, weather, surviving disasters, land & soil, ecology & conservation, endangered & extinct, the human body, engineering, computers, math, and the future. 

This is the companion volume to The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for teachers published last year (2014) which includes "Take 5" activities for each poem. The new "remix" features ONLY THE POEMS and not the "Take 5" teaching activities. Plus, it offers 30 "bonus" poems not featured in the teacher's edition. Here's a sample double-page spread.

You can find more sample poems from the book at Pinterest here.

Below is the cover of the "Teacher Edition" of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for teachers (2014) which includes "Take 5" activities for each poem aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (as well as the CCSS and TEKS). 

And just for fun, did you notice that the robots on the cover of the new book look a tiny bit like Janet and me? 
And don't forget our "celebrations" anthology with perfect poems for many December holidays including a December birthday poem for people like me who have birthdays during this holiday time! 

Now, head over to Buffy's place for our Poetry Friday celebration! Buffy (Silverman) also happens to be one of the featured poets in our science poetry anthologies, too! Here's a list of all those fabulous science poets who contributed:
What an amazing group, right? 


Janet Wong said...

The crowning touch: even the antennae match!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Of course they do-- I'm a perfectionist when it comes to cosplay! :-)

Joy said...

Can robots laugh? What does it sound li?. Thank you for a good laugh and a great re-mix anthology. I like your bot personas. Thank you for including my poems in your anthologies. I feel so humble to be included with all the greats in children's poetry. Thank you for the fun and poetry you bring to children.

jama said...

You two are TOO cute. Love those boinging antennae on your heads. Congrats on the new student edition, looks fabuloso!!!

Catherine said...

Love that you've organized the poems thematically, and those robots are perfect!

Buffy Silverman said...

Ha--your robot costumes are perfect! Love the new book!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hey, Joy, Jama, Catherine, and Buffy, THANK YOU for your sweet words and for joining us in our silliness!
Go science! Go poetry!

Liz Steinglass said...

Congratulations! I think the drawings are a wonderful addition and those robots do look a lot like you!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

A welcome addition...edition to the Pomelo Books family! Looks terrific (and you do too).

Mary Lee said...

You two just keep hitting them out of the ballpark!