Category Archives: CYBILS

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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Poetry Friday: From Violet Nesdoly

Thanks to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for hosting this week.  I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on each week. Poetry PSA 1:  I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday : The Late Edition with the Magic Nine

Poetry Friday was hosted by Violet with a fabulous recap of Poetry Camp. Oh, it’s been quite a week.  I was intrigued by the Magic 9 form at The Miss Rumphius Effect on Monday. On Thursday afternoon, our school participated … Continue reading

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SOL16: Checking in With My Year Reading Goal

It’s Tuesday and time for a slice.  More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers. Back in January, I set a goal to read fifty books this year.  Last year I logged thirty-one books on Goodreads.  Sometimes logging what … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2014: Summer Writing Group

  Time for a Tuesday Slice of Life.  There are more slices at Two Writing Teachers.  Writing this post early as on Tuesday, I will be going to the dentist to start the work on two crowns (oh joy) and … Continue reading

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WANTED: Panelists and Judges for the 2014 CYBILS Poetry Award

How do you know you might be a good candidate? Here are ten things to consider: 1. You love poetry as much or more than dark chocolate. 2. You love posting for Poetry Friday. 3. You email others about poetry … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

If a book remains unopened and no reader turns its page, does it still embrace a story or trap words inside a cage? BookSpeak! celebrates all things books. One of our judges stated that it shows kids “how to look … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thomas P. Lynch

Silver Falls Conference Center, Oregon A week ago I was at the SCBWI-OR  Fall Writing Retreat.  My first time and it was a dream. I found this poem at Poetry Foundation.  The week I have had? I want to return … Continue reading

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Go! Nominate a Book! CYBILS Nominations Are Now Open!

The third year of the CYBILS (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) has just begun! Nominations will stay open until Wednesday, October 15, 2008. This year, awards will be given in nine categories Easy Readers Fantasy & Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: My Heart Sings

I love Valentine’s Day. As a child whose birthday was so close to Valentine’s Day, my mother often made me a heart shaped cake. Then the giving and receiving of Valentines as school and the excitement leading up to it. … Continue reading

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