April 2012

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Welcome to ReaderKidZ, May 2012

April 30, 2012

The stories about the lives of real people are fascinating to many young readers. They like to find out who famous people were as children and how they grew up to do the things they became famous for. Or learn about the lives of people they’ve never heard of but who are a part of […]

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Let’s Hear it for Poetry!

April 29, 2012

COWBOYS by David L. Harrison and illustrated by Dan Burr, give readers a close look at the tough experience of being a cowboy on the long cattle drives from Texas to Kansas. We follow a variety of wranglers from bunk house to “big-city”Abilene. Starting in 1866, over 40,000 cowpunchers signed on to ride cattle-drive trails, […]

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Poetry Friday!

April 27, 2012

 EMILY AND CARLO by Marty Rhodes Figley, illustrated by Catherine Stock (Charlesbridge, 2012) Uncover another side to beloved American poet Emily Dickinson in this charming picture book about two best friends. With her sister, Vinnie, attending school in a different town and her brother away at college, Emily’s dad notices his daughter’s sadness and brings […]

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Poem-In-Your-Pocket

April 26, 2012

Today is POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY. What are some of your favorites? Please share titles/ links in the comments! Here’s a link to one of mine: “To Look at Anything” by John Moffitt. And don’t forget to check out Kristine O’Connell George’s “Every-S0-Often Poetry Plus Newsletter,” where you can read about Poem in Your […]

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Rhyme Time (Part 2 of More Kids’ Poetry Recommendations)

April 24, 2012

Poetry, in the guise of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, childhood songs, and lullabies, is the first literary form most children hear. Children have a natural affinity for poetry, which is often exhibited in their appreciation for song lyrics, rhyming, and word play.  Check out some of these books to enjoy the beauty and imagery of […]

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Step Into Poetry

April 22, 2012
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Rhyme Time List (Part I)

April 19, 2012

Poetry, in the guise of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, childhood songs, and lullabies, is the first literary form most children hear. Children have a natural affinity for poetry, which is often exhibited in their appreciation for song lyrics, rhyming, and word play. Somewhere between infancy and elementary school, teachers and parents usually stop sharing poetry […]

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