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Librarian’s Corner: Kristen Remenar Picks More Poetry!

April 16, 2015

For those who mistakenly believe that poetry is all about roses and violets and love (mushy!), here are some new earthy and brilliantly uncouth collections. No mush, just good (sometimes gross) giggles! For the youngest readers: Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems written by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Andy Rowland (Millbrook Press, 2015) […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Kristen Remenar Picks Poetry!

April 12, 2015

April is considered Poetry Month, but don’t limit these gems to just 30 days – share them all year long! For the youngest readers: Firebird written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Putnam, 2014) A little girl sees ballet soloist Misty Copeland and thinks “the space between you and me/ is longer than forever”. Misty […]

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The “Things” Of Poetry

April 8, 2015

Over the past ten years, Paul Janeczko and Chris Raschka have collaborated on four poetry anthologies for young and not-so-young readers. Each collection has focused on a different aspect of poetry: A Poke in the I is a collection of concrete poems; A Kick in the Head explores different poetic forms, such as Haiku, Triolet, Limericks, […]

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Poetry Begins Here

April 5, 2015

If you’ve somehow missed or misunderstood all the goodness that is poetry, don’t wait a moment longer! Discover again, or perhaps for the first time, the lyrical language and rhythm of poetry rhymes. Start by introducing yourself and the young ones in your life to the wonderful world of words found in the following books for the […]

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Delicious, Nutrious POETRY Month, Take a Bite!

March 31, 2015

Poetry, Spring, April – Roll Right In! Celebrate! April is National Poetry month and the ReaderKidZ have a plethora of rhymes and verses to share. Let’s  celebrate poetry in its many forms and moods. May we  suggest nibbling on a sweet verse or two? What a perfect way to play with words, sounds, and rhythm! “Poems for […]

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JUST ONE MORE by Wendi Silvano “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss

March 29, 2015

The ReaderKidZ are pleased to welcome back author and guest blogger, Diane Kress Hower. I’m honored to share an interview with award-winning author, Wendi Silvano. Wendi is a dear friend and also is a generous contributor to the greater children’s writing community and presenter at RMC SCBWI events. DKH: Welcome Wendi. Would you please give us a […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Guest Frances Lee Hall Chats With Good Crooks Series Author Mary Amato

March 25, 2015

What’s the Hold Up? The Good, the Bad, and the Stinky We all know a life of crime doesn’t pay. But it sure can be funny! What happens when parents-gone-bad try to raise twins-gone-good? You get family heists and zany adventures, that’s what. We’re thrilled to welcome poet, playwright, and songwriter Mary Amato, author of […]

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