Our friends, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell, have done it again. This time they’ve teamed to bring us THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY; Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core. Available in paperback and e-book editions, this delightful collection of 218 poems by 75 poets is created for children in grades kindergarten through five. The book is divided into sections, first by grade, then by week, providing an easy and quick reference for enjoying a poem every Friday throughout the school year. Not only that but every poem is accompanied by wonderful activities to follow up in school or home. This is a thoroughly friendly book for teachers, librarians, parents and, most of all, young listeners and readers.
THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY can be purchased for $29.99 in its entirety but separate e-book versions of each grade are also available for $3.99. Sylvia and Janet have put together a handy page of Amazon “buy” links at their website: http://www.pomelobooks.com/Pomelo_Books/Buy.html . This page includes links to all of their paperback AND e-book versions.
At their blog, http://PoetryFridayAnthology.blogspot.com , Sylvia has announced a giveaway that will put ARCs or e-books in the hands of 25 lucky teachers (“Poetry Friday Ambassadors”). To win the Poetry Friday Anthology Kit, submissions need to include a paragraph saying why they want to instigate Poetry Friday at their school.
Congratulations to Janet, Sylvia, and the talented poets included in this outstanding book.