Category Archives: poetry

Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky!

  Today’s birthday post is in honor of one of America’s best-loved children’s poets, Jack Prelutsky.  Mr. Prelutsky has done as much (if not more) for children’s poetry as Shel Silverstein.  So today, September 8th, we celebrate this man and … Continue reading

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2013 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners of our annual Poetry Contest! April is National Poetry Month.  For many years now, we’ve sponsored a poetry contest and have had some awesome poems turned in. We want to thank everyone who submitted an original … Continue reading

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2012 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners!  And to all those children who entered poems, your creativity and hard work made deciding winners very difficult.  Thank you for bringing your poems to us for this annual event. First Grade Category, First Place … Continue reading

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April 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

  The Poetry of Shel Silverstein From Miss Amanda at Main There is something to be said about a poet – a children’s poet, nonetheless – whose work has lasted beyond his lifetime and still continues to inspire children, parents, … Continue reading

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March 2012 Book Review

A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by LeUyen Pham From Miss Deborah, Outreach Librarian Summer is coming! What are you going to do all day? Read A Stick is an Excellent Thing … Continue reading

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September 2011 Featured Article

Tagexdo of Jack Prelutsky’s poem “Be Glad Your Nose is On Your Face” The Wonderful World of Poetry School is back in session and many parents and teachers may find that some children are lacking critical reading skills necessary for … Continue reading

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2011 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners!

    This year’s Children’s Poetry Contest Winners have been chosen! We received so many entries and they were all wonderful, so the judges had a rather difficult time choosing the winners! This year, we changed the rules just a … Continue reading

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2011 Children’s Poetry Contest

Spring is nearly here, so get out your pencils and get writing some poetry!  The library’s annual poetry contest for children in grades 1 through 5 runs from March 7th to March 31st.  We’ll award one first place winner and … Continue reading

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2010 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners!

The judges deliberated over all the great entries we had in this year’s Children’s Poetry Contest, and we now have 3 winners!  Congratulations to these 3 young poets! 1st Place “Thunderstorm” By Rebekah Moore Homeschooled 3rd Grade The wind was … Continue reading

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For the Love of Poetry…and Silliness!

So I’m not trying to beat this whole “come celebrate poetry with us!” zealousness that I have to death but…. It’s poetry! How can you not love poetry?  The most amazing thing that I’ve discovered about children and poetry is … Continue reading

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