Children’s Literacy & Reading News Roundup – Mid April

Hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts. We could all use a little more of those right now! Carrie Jones wrote an incredibly powerful post about the after-events of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. I found it via Jen’s post on Facebook. If you are trying to help children cope with tragedy, here is a list of resources that might help. [via School Library Journal’s Extra Helping] __________________ Welcome to the mid-April edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup.  Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Quietly share in publishing this twice-monthly collection. Children’s Literacy & Reading-Related Events National Poetry Month is still going gangbusters! There are lots of activities. One of our favorites is 30 Poets 30 Days at Gottabook, … Read more

UPDATED! Poetry: A 30 Day Feast

Happy National Poetry Month! In kicking off his annual 30 Poets/30 Days event, Greg Pincus shows us that poets are all around us with Mary Lee Hahn’s poem, Green Door. If you know that she is co-blogger of A Year of Reading with Franki Sibbeson, then you probably know she coordinates Poetry Friday for the blogosphere. So what’s 30 Poets/30 Days? Here’s what Greg says: Each day of the month, I’ll post a previously unpublished poem by a different poet. I’ve seen a lot of the poetry already, and I can safely say it’s gonna be a great month. Have you seen Greg’s lineup of poets? As much as I love playing with words and encouraging others to do the same, I am not … Read more