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Her Fur Is Soft as Mittens, But… #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m late getting this together, but I have three big things to share! 1) Thank you! A huge thank you to all of you who sent both donations and good wishes to my friends Steve and Vicki Palmquist last week.

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The World’s Last Magic Bean #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m sharing another poem readaloud from one of my 30 Painless Classroom Poems books. Now, today, I’m sharing another poem from Fairy Tale Garage Sale, which has the concept that all the characters in fairy tales are selling off their

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Blue Whale’s Apology #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) A few cool things before my poem: I’m excited to share the awesome news that Snowman-Cold=Puddle is on the ILA Teachers’ Choice Reading List! Also, I recently created a bunch of #readaloud videos of some of my books and a

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A Pig in the Audience [15 Words or Less]

NOTE: Some readers are commenting and not seeing their own comments show up, even though they are showing up for me and others! I don’t know what’s causing this and am hopeful the WordPress or other platform gods will figure out how to solve the problem sometime soon. Meanwhile, please

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What a poetry gathering!

My Poems at the TLA Poetry Round Up #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Texas Library Association conference in Austin to take part in Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong’s awesome Poetry Round Up. What a great event! I’m sharing the clip of the

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laura purdie salas signing lion of the sky

Poetry-Palooza Book Launch Photos

On Saturday, I celebrated my three spring releases with a launch at Red Balloon Bookshop! It was so great to share SNOWMAN-COLD=PUDDLE (Charlesbridge), IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Wordsong), and LION OF THE SKY (Millbrook) with readers! Click for more images, but here’s my favorite!

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Hooray for Young Authors

Over the past two weeks, I did three storytimes at libraries in the East Central Region of Minnesota. It was great to meet families and celebrate kids as readers, as (mostly) preschoolers and toddlers swooped like bats, bloomed like flowers, made monkey noises, did toothpaste art, and echo read  my

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Book Spine Poems with Kids [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Last week, I went to Plainview Library in Plainview, Minnesota, for a poetry event. My sister Patty (up from Florida) and daughter Maddie (home briefly from Scotland) came with me on this mini-road trip. It was a small group of

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Iceland Horse

3 Poems and an Icelandic Horse [15 Words or Less]

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  However, because it’s National Poetry Month, I have a couple of other things to share, too:>) I’m Reading a Poem Out Loud First,

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