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Write! Write! Write!

(Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press)

Twenty-two poems capture the amazing power of writing and will inspire even the most reluctant writer to begin putting words to paper.

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READ! READ! READ!

(Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press)

This collection of poems about the joys of reading celebrates everything from discovering new books to reading in bed to loving dogs in stories.  

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DREAMING OF YOU

(Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press)

This lullaby of a rhyming picture book wishes a child sweet dreams of many animals as these same animals dream sweet dreams of the child. Illustrator and publication date to be announced.

WITH MY HANDS: POEMS ABOUT MAKING THINGS

(Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

This collection of poems about creativity, about being a maker, reminds us that our hands are capable of so much: carving soap, painting, building bird houses, tie-dyeing, and more.  Illustrator and publication date to be announced.

POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS 

WRITING IN ALL GENRES

(Heinemann)

This professional book for teachers examines the ways that poetry can teach us all about strong writing in any genre.  Look forward to poems by many contemporary children’s poets and student poets.

POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

(Heinemann)

 

This complete unit, co-authored with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons, includes mini lessons, conferring thoughts, share sessions, and a variety of resources for finding poem ideas, using poetic techniques, and experimenting with structure.

EVERY DAY BIRDS  

(Orchard/Scholastic)

 

One nonfiction poem offers facts about twenty common birds of the Northeastern United States.  With additional bird facts at the end of the book EVERY DAY BIRDS offers children and adults an opportunity to learn about the birds right outside the kitchen or classroom window.

FOREST HAS A SONG

(Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Take a walk in the forest.  Have a chat with a chickadee, watch the fiddleheads unfurl, discover a fossil, hear what a young owl tells its mother before its first flight.  Find out what the spring tree frog is really saying.  The forest is inviting you to come and visit.  The poems in this book, intimate and lighthearted, will take you there.