Tag: poetry

Counting Crows…and Robins, Jays, and Chickadees

Bird Count, by Susan Edwards Richmond, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Peachtree Publishers; $17.95, ages 4-8. October 2019. Fall birdwatching is more challenging now that mating season is over–the bright plumage of some birds gives way to more muted tones–but scouting them out is excellent preparation for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. In Susan

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(Children’s) BookNotes, April 13, 2016

Beverly Cleary turns 100, and Scholastic announces a poetry contest. Publisher’s Weekly interviewed beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who turned 100 on April 12. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Scholastic and U.S.A. Gold® Pencils company announces a student poetry contest for public school children in grades 1-6. Read the details here. (Hurry! The

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Odes to Odd Creatures

“A Strange Place to Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home,” by Marilyn Singer, illustrations by Ed Young; Chronicle Books, $16.99, 44 pages, ages 6-10.  Mudskippers, snow monkeys and limpets are three of the fourteen remarkable animals profiled in this poetry collection by award-winning author Marilyn Singer. This

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