Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Roses are Red ...

...Violets are blue
April's the month
For a poem or two.

(Talk about bad poetry!!) In other words, April is National Poetry Month. Go to the website of the Academy of American Poets at www.poets.org/ and sign up to have a poem emailed to you every day. You can also find free poems to download and instructions on how to get a free poster. Look up poems, be introduced to new poets, and enter a contest.

If a book of poetry is more your style, have we got a collection for you! Just look up the call number j811, and you will find a treasure trove of beautiful words and clever phrases. Here are a few samples:

Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny by Bill Grossman
The Spider and the Fly with illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi.
A Poke in the I selected by Paul Janeczko
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Song of the Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman