Welcome to ReaderKidZ, April 2011

by Dianne White on April 1, 2011

It’s National Poetry Month and we’re pleased to welcome poet Kristine O’Connell George as our Author-In-Residence for the first half of April. In 1998, Kristine won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Poetry and the International Reading Association/Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for, THE GREAT FROG RACE and Other Poems. Since this stunning debut, Kristine has continued to publish award-winning picture books and poetry for children of all ages. EMMA DILEMMA: Big Sister Poems, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter and a Junior Library Guild selection, is her latest about the joys, frustrations, and challenges of sisterhood.

Mid-month, ReaderKidZ will welcome another fine poet and picture book author, Liz Garton Scanlon. Her book, ALL THE WORLD, illustrated by Marla Frazee, was a Caldecott Honor winner in 2010 and her newest, about two unlikely friends, NOODLE & LOU, illustrated by Arthur Howard, has recently hit bookstore shelves.

It’s a full month, with poetry events happening all over KidLitosphere Central. Be sure to check out the many fine books of poetry we’ll be featuring this month in Beyond Boundaries, the Book Room, and the Tool Box.

Read more about Author-In-Residence, Kristine O’Connell George HERE.

Linda Andersen April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Emma Dilemma sounds like a great book for a family with siblings. I loved the sample page. It makes me want to read the rest even more. I plan to look for this one.

Thanks for spotlighting Kristine O’Connell George!
Linda Andersen

Cheryl Hardy Phillips April 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

Love, love, love Kristine O’Connell George! Can’t wait to get her new book. “Little Dog and Duncan” continues to be #1 on the “read this to me gramma” list. Her books never disappoint.

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