Head over to Buffy's Blog for today's round-up of poetic goodness.
Thanks to Buffy Silverman for hosting this week's buffet of poetic goodness.
Don't miss her salute to spring music, "Toad's Swampy Serenade."
On the first Poetry Friday in April, I shared book spine poetry.
On the second Poetry Friday in April, I shared eight favorite titles from poets I've met.
On April 19th for my SOL, I shared three titles I handed to reluctant poetry readers.
SOL - Enticing Poetry Books
|Edited by J. Patrick Lewis|
by Pat Mora
,On the third Poetry Friday in April, I shared line 23, of the 2016 Progressive Poem.
On the fourth Poetry Friday in April, I'm sharing eleven more favorite poetry books
for a grand total of 30+ poetry books shared in April.
I love that Poetry Friday is a year-round celebration of poetry!
20. Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young,
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury, and
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children selected by Jack Prelutsky
(I know that's three titles, but I love all of them. Great memories
of my preschool daughter reciting "The Skeletons are Out Tonight" from the first title,
my 6th grade students loving the second title, and reading poems aloud from the third title
on road trips with my husband in the early 80's before kids. )
21. Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems By Young People compiled by Sanford Lyne
22. Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle . . and Other Modern Verse
compiled by Stephen Dunning, Edward Leuders, & Hugh Smith
23. Julie Andrews' Treasury For All Seasons
selected by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
24. Sunflakes: Poems for Children selected by Lilian Moore
25. One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days compiled by Rita Gray
(When you live in the NW, you must have an anthology
devoted to rain by seasons of the year.)
26. A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children
compiled by Caroline Kennedy
Books by Favorite Poets:
27. Handsprings. Summersaults, Autumnblings, and Winter Eyes
by Douglas Florian
28. A Maze Me: Poems for Girls by Naomi Shihab Nye
29. Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems by John Grandits
30. English, Fresh Squeezed! by Carol Diggory Shields
Oh, and here are some more favorite poets that I couldn't fit in:
Valerie Worth, Karla Kuskin, Alice Schertle, Mary Ann Hoberman,
Bruce Lansky, Bob Raczka, Charles Ghigna, X.J. Kennedy,
Rebecca Kai Doltish, Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, Bill Martin Jr.,
Constance Levy, Myra Cohn Livingston, & Barbara Juster Esbensen!
Be sure to let me know which of your favorite poetry books or authors I left out.
A trip to the library is never complete without a stop by the 800s for poetry.
And here's a pic of me all decked out last week for Poem in Your Pocket Day,
(Can't decide on a favorite poem? Get yourself an apron with many pockets!)