Category Archives: Books

Poetry Friday: To Bless the Memory of Tamir Rice

I posted this image and link on my Facebook feed earlier this week. It’s s powerful collection of poems for our world right now. These poems need to be shared. This poem, “To Bless the Memory of Tamir Rice” really … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A HATFUL of DRAGONS

These are gloomy times and we all need poetry to uplift us and make us laugh.  This is why I am sharing a new book by Vikram Madan. It’s A HATFUL OF DRAGONS: AND MORE THAN 13.8 BILLION OTHER FUNNY POEMS. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A Week of Kindness and Goodness

Thanks to Kat at Kathryn Apel for hosting our fab poetry community this week. What a week! I arrived home from California to find this book gift in my mailbox. Thank you, Amy VanDerwater for this treasure trove! Then yesterday, my … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People’s Poet Laureate

Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading has all the poetry goodness of the world. This week many in the Poetry Friday Literasphere are celebrating our new Young People’s Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye. I was thrilled to hear … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Remembering Paul Janezcko

Thank, Robyn for hosting today at Life on the Deckle Edge. I’m glad you’re part of the Poetry Friday community. Winter can be a cruel season. Just last month, we month, we mourned the passing of Mary Oliver. This week, just about … Continue reading

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SOL19: Finding Joy in Books

It’s Tuesday. Time for the Slice of Life Community found at Two Writing Teachers. Welcome the #2019SOLCommunity. If you have followed Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram over the last week, there have been a lot of comments made about Marie Kondo’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: New Bridges, a haiku anthology

Thanks to Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe for heading up Poetry Friday this week. She has a terrific post on her week at PoFo Summer Poetry Teachers Institute. I’m popping in today to share some fabulous news. This anthology! … Continue reading

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SOL17: Grandgirls and Reading

Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a community for us to share our weekly slices. The grandgirls are growing up. One will be a teen next month, one is a preteen, and the youngest has just turned nine.  They’re … Continue reading

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SOLSC17: 15/31, Some Books!

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every Tuesday.

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Poetry Friday: #10FoundWords

I am hosting Poetry Friday at Check It Out.  As part of Laura Shovan’s Fifth Annual February Poetry Challenge, I am providing #10 words from a recent news article.  I have been following the Department of Education and the new … Continue reading

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