In August, I had a wonderful opportunity to talk with award-winning poet and painter, Douglas Florian, in New York City. He shared stories about his creative process, writing style, research and art mediums. As I walked around his art studio, I was surrounded by years of his amazing paintings and collage pieces. I was excited!
Grab your popsicle sticks, ice cream scooper, and beach ball! It’s summer reading poetry time!
What poems are you sharing this month?
April is National Poetry Month! This month always reminds me of why kids love poetry. Poetry is loud! Poetry makes children laugh! Poetry is silly! Poetry is dinosaurs, avocados, bugs, recess, history, weather and so much more!
Do you share poems at your story time? Is your story time loud and interactive?
Margarita Engle is the new Young People’s Poet Laureate! But what is the Young People’s Poet Laureate? How can you get the word out to librarians, teachers and children of all ages?
I stood in the middle of our Children’s Services department on an early April afternoon and read poetry to a group of kids and their grownups. They were spattered around on the floor under our reading tower and perched in the top. Listening.
Are you ready? It’s time….to play….Name that Animal! (Game show voice)