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Autumn Song

Autumn Song

Lettuce has bolted
rhubarb has plumed
cabbage grown plump
the onions have bloomed

Apples hide stars
tomatoes mandalas
green pews hold peas
mushrooms umbrellas… 146 more words

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Where We're From

The beginning of the school year is becoming the middle of the school year. Days are passing quickly. October is already here. The promises of classroom connections are coming to life. 116 more words

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friday feast: Chatting with Julie Paschkis about Flutter & Hum/Aleteo y Zumbido (+ a giveaway!)

Several years ago, in order to illustrate Monica Brown’s Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (Henry Holt, 2011), Julie Paschkis immersed herself in Neruda’s poetry and took Spanish language classes. 1,672 more words

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A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, Guests-Kirsti Call and Daughter, Sophia

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt… 353 more words


Poetry Friday: An excerpt from "Dear Tomato"

Earlier this year, I was pleased to announce that one of the first children’s books I had the pleasure of contributing to had just hit stores. 322 more words


Poetry Friday: "October"

In honor of my favorite month!

by John Updike

The month is amber,

Gold, and brown.

Blue ghosts of smoke

Float through the town. 141 more words


Poetry Friday - Storybird

These holidays, I discovered Storybird. Well – not quite true, because I’ve known about it for a long time, but resisted, because of a fear of internet overuse and excessive megs-consumption… But this holidays, I caved… 253 more words