September 15, 2006

Poetry Friday II: Poetry for Children

Thanks to the recent Autumn Clean Up by Kelly at Big A little a, I discovered a terrific new blog, Poetry for Children -- where every day is Friday! -- and a new book, both from Sylvia Vardell about poetry for (and with) children.

The blog is about "finding and sharing poetry with young people", and Sylvia's most recent post is inspired by Lynne Truss's recent children's illustrated edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, with Kalli Dakos’s poem, “Call the Periods/Call the Commas” from If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School.

You can read more about Sylvia's book, Poetry Aloud Here!: Sharing Poetry with Children in the Library, complete with chapter descriptions, in her first blog post from July.


Don't forget to head over to Kelly at Big A little a for the day's round-up, as well as "an excerpt, a review, and a big, big recommendation."

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