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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Cards are extra exciting for me since Lerner used art from my forthcoming book, A LEAF CAN BE…, for its holiday cards this year. They sent me a box to use for myself, so most of my people are getting a card with Violeta Dabija’s wonderful art on it!

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We Are Woven (my Gift Tag poem)

I’ve posted before about Gift Tag, the new poetry e‑thology edited?and published by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. It’s only $2.99 (buy it from the link on poetrytagtime.com), a complete bargain for poetry lovers (and perhaps a converter for?kids who aren’t already poetry lovers). Today, I thought I’d share my

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Poetry Friday: If a Tree Falls (by me, from BookSpeak!)

This post was originally scheduled to run November 18, while I was in Chicago. I apparently didn’t schedule it properly, because nothing published. But better late than never–here it is! ——————————————————————————— I’m in Chicago attending the NCTE convention tonight and tomorrow! In a panel called Poetry for Paupers tomorrow morning,

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Happy Birthday, BookSpeak!

Today is the pub date of my second poetry collection with Clarion! Happy Birthday, BookSpeak! In BookSpeak!, 21 wild, wacky, and winsome poems showcase the magic on a single bookshelf. Characters plead for sequels, book jackets strut their stuff, and a raucous party starts when the lights go out at the

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Great News on Eight Great Planets!

I received the very fun news last week that one of my books, Eight Great Planets (Picture Window Books, 2010), won the 2010 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award — Children’s Category. This is one of my Science Songs books, which each cover a curriculum area via a song written

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Poetry Friday: After the Storm (by me)

Roger Sutton recently posted about Poetry Tag Time, the e‑anthology brilliantly created by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong to try to make poetry more accessible and get it into more classrooms. 30 fun and fantastic kids’ poems for only 99 cents! So I thought I’d share my poem from it here

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Poetry Friday: Cinquains Everywhere!

  Cinquains are everywhere lately! They’re a fun, simple form that can pack a big punch. Check out Kelly Fineman’s Kid Magazine Writers — Meter Readers column on cinquains! I learned some new things reading her column. Here’s a cinquain from my book, Fuzzy-Fast Blur: Poems About Pets (Capstone 2008), which

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Poetry Friday: A Sale!

   I’m extremely excited to be able to share, finally, that I just signed and returned a contract to Clarion for a second picture book poetry collection! This collection of poems about books has kind of an interesting genesis, as I wrote 13 of the poems to submit for an

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Do Buses Eat Kids? Poems About School

  Here’s the next book in my series of 6 Capstone poetry books. I wrote this collection after And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space. I had requested this theme of school poems to be kind of near the end of the set of six because I had a

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