Friday, February 19, 2010

This week's Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Irene Latham's Live. Love. Explore!

While we're on the subject of poetry, let me suggest you take a look at the Poetry Stretch Results at The Miss Rumphius Effect. The challenge was to write a poem about yearning -- well worth a look!

If you haven't grown tired of all the white stuff falling from the sky and piling up in monster drifts, you might enjoy a visit to Booklights where you'll find several fun "Snow" books reviewed.
Friday's Famous First: Can you name the title and author of this first line?

"When my brother fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he'd caused it."

Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm passing along information from one of the many note-worthy posts at Jen Robinson's Book Page. She points out that Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature has an article in the New York Daily News on the impact of technology on reading. Both Jen's post and the New York Daily News article are definitely worth reading. Thanks, Jen.

Here's the answer to last week's Famous First:

"Give me a push, Beast," Emily called to her friend Richard Best." Fish Face (The Kids of the Polk Street School -- written by Patricia Reilly Giff, illustrated by Blanche Sims.

The Gingerbread Cowboy Book Trailer