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Animal Ark – Perfect Picture Book Friday for Earth Day

Title: Animal Ark, Celebrating our WILD WORLD in Poetry and Pictures Author: Kwame Alexander Photographs by: Joel Sartore Published by: National Geographic Kids, February 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: animals, poetry Opening: Chorus of creatures Singing our names See what we … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Surf’s Up Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Daniel Miyares Publisher: North South, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: Surf, summer joys, reading Opening: Surf’s up, Bro! Not yet, Dude. Books’ are boring. Not this one. Synopsis: Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to … Continue reading

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Lee Bennett Hopkins – Poet Interview for National Poetry Month

  April is National Poetry month so to spice up my interviews I decided to talk to internationally renowned poet and anthologist, Lee Bennett Hopkins.  In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “outstanding contributions to the field … Continue reading

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