Sunday, April 5, 2009

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!
Let's all take the time
To read some children's poetry,
Or write a silly rhyme!

Celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out some children's poetry, like...

Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face and Other Poems,
by Jack Prelutsky

...or, you might want to check out, where you can find many resources for National Poetry Month, such as poetry contests, daily emailed poems, information on the Poetry Read-a-thon and much more.

For even more poetic fun, try these sites:

GottaBook's 30 Poets in 30 Days Project, where a new, previously unpublished poem will be posted daily during April -- there is an amazing list of children's poets associated with this project!

The Miss Rumphius Effect will be interviewing a different children's poet every day during April -- many of the same poets will be featured here as in the 30 Poets in 30 Days Project.

We also have a list of poetry resources on the Children's Services website!

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