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[poem starter audio] You’d Better Be Scared (by me)

I’m trying something new today, inspired by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s post at Author Amok during Laura Shovan’s Techno-Verse celebration.?I recorded a poem starter audio using SoundCloud, which I’d never tried before. Thanks, Amy and Laura, for showing me this tool. It took me a while to figure out some tech

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[poetry friday] “I Am Fog” — a Poem Starter

1) If you’re a published poet with an in-print children’s poetry collection available in a printed version, and you’re interested in having a poem used in my Poem Starter series, please see my post from Tuesday! . 2) March Madness Poetry continues, and today, voting is live on the Sweet

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[poetry friday] “Ordinary” — a Poem Starter

This week, my poem is “Ordinary,” a cinquain from my book?Do Buses Eat Kids? Poems About School?(Capstone, 2008). . Ordinary Pencil Black tube hiding Inside yellow wrapping Leaves grey trail of letters, stories, Magic –by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved Teachers, if you’re looking for a poetry idea… Poem

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[poetry friday] “Say Yes” — a Poem Starter

I’m trying something new–poem starters! I’ve been trying to figure out what I can offer of value to teachers and young writers, and poem starters seems to be something lots of them are looking for. So I’m going to give it a try. I’ll be trying some different options in

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[Poetry Friday] Cybils!

Well, my head is still spinning from the lovely news yesterday that BookSpeak has been given the Cybils award for Poetry! I had a specific book in mind that I thought would surely win it. When I got up at 5:30 and turned on my laptop, all was calm. Email:

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[15 Words or Less Poems] Sparkle & Cybils!

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. BookSpeak has been given the Cybils award for Poetry! I am so honored that my peeps–poetry book-lovers of the kidlitosphere–chose BookSpeak for this, especially when all the?Finalists are such fantastic collections/ anthologies that I love. (And I’m super thrilled that Wonder, which I just read, won the Middle Grade

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[Nonfiction Monday] Colors of Insects and Bug Off!

Paired Picture Books Colors of Insects by me, Laura Purdie Salas Capstone Press, 2011 (signed discounted copies available here– be sure to email and specify who you’d like it inscribed to) I never thought I would like writing a book about bugs, but doing this book really gave me a

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