Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration By Donna Guthrie & Åsa Gilland

Back of Book:It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to catch them, but they are flibbertigibbety and quick and slip right through his fingers. Soon whole lines of verse are leading him on a wild goose chase as they tumble, dip, flip and skip all through town, past aContinue reading “Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration By Donna Guthrie & Åsa Gilland”

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott & Noa Denmon

Back of Book: Summertime is filled with joy―skateboarding and playing basketball―until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace. Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers―children and adults alike―talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us. My Review: I receivedContinue reading “A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott & Noa Denmon”

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera

Back of Book:Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) is known for her poems about “real life.” She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. This picture-book biographyContinue reading “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera”

Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence By Jacqueline Jules & Iris Deppe

Back of Book:  Whether just trying out for the team or reaching for the Olympics, there’s something for every reader in this playful poetry collection! From baseball, basketball, and football to double-dutch, mini-golf, and turning a cartwheel, these poems look at facing fears, dreaming big, and never giving up. This well-rounded collection explores sports andContinue reading “Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence By Jacqueline Jules & Iris Deppe”