Book Review: The Lost Words, Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris

Book Review: The Lost Words, Robert MacFarlane (author) and Jackie Morris (illustrator) Poetry: The Lost Words, Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris A hank of rope in the late hot sun; a curl of bark; a six, an eight: For adder is as adder basks. When a recent edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was released, […]

Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, Marjorie Maddox

Book Review: Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, Marjorie Maddox Poetry: Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, Marjorie Maddox Poetry can slice deeply into the human heart and leave it open and vulnerable. When the poems involve an actual heart transplant, that truism may be more accurate than ever. Marjorie Maddox’s collection of poems, Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, reflects on her father’s […]

Book Review: Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Andrea D. Pinkney

Book Review: Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Words by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrations by Brian Pinkney Poetry:  Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Andrea Davis Pinkney Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Three days later, I turned two years old. I only say that to put my age into […]

Quote: It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me. Pablo Neruda

Quote: “It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me.” Pablo Neruda Quote: “It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me.” Pablo Neruda   To help you nurture a love love of words, language, and poetry with children see: Booklist: Books with Poems & Rhymes for Shared Reading […]