Today at 3:00 CST I’ll participate in a Zoom poetry party to celebrate the October 15 publication of Pomelo’s newest release, HOP TO IT, Poems to Get You Moving.
A group of 28 poets with poems in the book will chat and take turns reading their poems. Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong will be our hosts so it promises to be an entertaining event. This will be recorded so that segments of it can be used at later times to promote the book.
My poem is titled “You Can’t Catch Me”.
My thanks to Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong for publishing a page from POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE TAKE 5! in SCIENCE & CHILDREN (a National Science Teachers Association publication). The page includes a poem of mine, “My Robot,” with practical suggestions on activities based on the message. It’s a handsome magazine and I’m delighted to be in it. Thank you, Sylvia and Janet!
Good news from Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell, dba Pomelo Books.
I’ll use Janet’s words to explain.
“Earlier this year we started shuffling the poems (in Poetry Friday Anthology for Science). A LOT of shuffling and reshuffling and RESHUFFLING later, we now have a new Children’s Edition with 248 poems, none of the Take 5 mini-lessons, and no grade-level groupings—just the poems organized by topics (and embellished with black-and-white illustrations by Frank Ramspott and Bug Wang). Our hope is that teachers and librarians will continue to use the Teacher Edition but that they’ll also buy the Children’s Edition to allow kids to follow along in their own books (or to take home for reading on their own).”
Way to go, Janet and Sylvia! I’m told that the Remix is now available and is a Children’s Book Council “Hot Off the Press” title!
It is available on Amazon and also from QEP Books. Here are links:
I’m pleased to be one of the 78 poets in this collection and am happy that our editors/publishers are providing such a valuable tool to support classroom science studies.