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Poetryaction for Summer Birds [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I got to meet Margarita Engle at NCTE last fall when we were signing books next to each other. What a lovely person! Have you read her Summer Birds, with glorious illustrations by Julie Paschkis? I confess I’m not a

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A Poetryaction for If You Plant a Seed [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’ve blogged about NCTE last fall, and one of the many enjoyable sessions was the Children’s Literature Breakfast, featuring Kadir Nelson. I was quoting Kadir in a talk about mentor texts that I gave last weekend (more about that next

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Poetryaction and Bookalikes for P. Zonka Lays an Egg

Here’s one more poetryaction! I am feeling more like a dreamer lately, wanting (but not having) more time for writing just for the heck of it—that’s a rare luxury for me. P. Zonka’s daydreaming and its randomly beautiful results really touched me in this book. I wanted to capture a

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Poetryaction and Bookalikes for Marilyn’s Monster

I’ve been working (for many years, off and on!) on a poetry project with a main character who feels rejected in  many areas of her life. She tries so hard to not want things like friends and invitations to birthday parties, because she doesn’t have them. So it hurts less

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Poetryaction and Bookalikes for In Mary’s Garden

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) If you’re not a regular reader here, welcome! I share poetryactions, or poems written in reaction to picture books (usually) on a fairly regular basis. And I’m sharing one today! In Mary’s Garden, a lovely picture book biography of unconventional

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Poetryaction and Bookalikes for Emu

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) If you’re not a regular reader here, welcome! I share poetryactions, or poems written in reaction to picture books (usually) on a fairly regular basis. And I’m sharing one today! One of my favorite things about Claire Saxby’s Emu is

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Poetryaction and Bookalikes for Whale Trails

Good morning! I’m going to share some poetryactions this week, because it’s been a while! Hope you like them! Whale Trails, a fun and wonderfully structured book by Lesa Cline-Ransome made me think of the whale-watching trip Randy and I went on in 2010 when we went to Boston. Whales

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