Friday, April 29, 2011
Poetry Friday--Tag Time!
We're reaching the end of National Poetry Month, and to close out I'd like to tell everyone about an ebook that is available from Amazon for 99 cents! It is PoetryTagTime! and it features previously unpublished poems by 30 children's poets. The anthology is compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. If you're thinking, "I don't have a Kindle, so I won't be able to read it." Let me assure you that the book is readable on your computer and is easy to download--I know, because I did it myself at home. Teachers will love having it available to project in front of a classroom!
The poets represented include the most popular of children's poets such as Jack Prelutsky, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Jane Yolen, X.J. Kennedy, Paul B. Janeczko, and Mary Ann Hoberman. Also included are poets whose names may not be familiar to you. Books by many of these "lesser-knowns" are found on our shelves and I'm sure you'll want to borrow a few after you've read their PoetryTagTime! contributions.
Here are ten:
Brown, Calef. Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories. [J 811 BRO]
Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. When Riddles Come Rumbling: Poems to Ponder. [J 811 DOT]
Florian, Douglas. Poetrees. [J 811.54 FLO]
Franco, Betsy. Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes--Naturally. [J 811.54 FRA]
Katz, Bobbi. The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme. [J 811.54 KAT]
Larios, Julie. Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures: Poems. [J 811.54 LAR]
Lewis, J. Patrick. The House. [J 811.54 LEW]
Salas, Laura Purdie. And Then There Were Eight: Poems about Space. [J 811.6 SAL]
Schertle, Alice. Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes. [J 811.54 SCH]
Sidman, Joyce. Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors. [J 811.54 SID]
From here head over to Tabatha Yeatts' blog for the Poetry Friday Round-Up.
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