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April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: National Poetry Month

• Five Questions for Margarita Engle• "How I Discovered YA Poetry" by Marilyn Nelson• What Makes Good Poetry? e-newsletter• Roger Talks with Andrea Davis Pinkney (video) and with Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan• Be "the Hero and the Author" of Your Story: Elizabeth Acevedo at Simmons University• Recommended Poetry Titles...
      

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Poetry Month

• Five Questions for Young People's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle• The Power of Poetry (from Notes from the Horn Book), National Poetry Month 2018 (from Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book), and Poetry Reviews of the Week• How I Discovered YA Poetry by Marilyn Nelson• Haiku: A Small Poem with...
      

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day — part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Here are two favorite poems, tucked into the pockets of Horn Bookers Shoshana and Katie: Shoshana's pocket poem: "Invitation" by Shel Silverstein Katie's pocket poem: "The Journey" by Mary OliverEditor in chief Roger Sutton says...
      

Week in Review, April 25th-29th

This week on hbook.com…From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: "Teamwork: Pictures in My Head" by Ann RiderWhat Makes Good Poetry? newsletter featuring 5Q for Joyce SidmanReviews of the Week: Picture Book: On the Farm, at the Market by G. Brian Karas Fiction: A Tangle of Gold...
      

Books mentioned in the April 2016 issue of What Makes a Good…?

What Makes Good Poetry?Picture BooksArgueta, Jorge  Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking PoemIllustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh32 pp.     Groundwood     2015     ISBN 978-1-55498-442-8Ebook ISBN 978-1-55498-443-5Brown, Skila  Slickety Quick: Poems About SharksIllustrated by Bob Kolar32 pp.     Candlewick     2016     ISBN 978-0-7636-6543-2Greenfield, Eloise  The Great Migration: Journey to the NorthIllustrated by Jan Spivey...
      

From the Editor - April 2016

I can't think of a genre that scares more book reviewers than poetry (maybe sports books). Perhaps they are afraid that some eagle-eyed reader is going to find out the reviewer doesn't know the difference between a spondee and a dactyl, but, really, this is making the task more difficult...
      

Recommended Poetry: Young Adult

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Block, Francesca Lia How to (Un)cage a Girl119 pp. HarperCollins/Cotler 2008. ISBN 978-0-06-135836-4Library binding ISBN 978-0-06-135837-1This three-part collection includes forty-five autobiographical poems. Part one details Block's teenage years; part two follows her as an adult; part three contains "Love Poems for Girls." Readers will welcome advice from someone who not...
      

Recommended Poetry: Preschool and Primary

Argueta, Jorge Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem32 pp. Groundwood 2015. ISBN 978-1-55498-442-8Ebook ISBN 978-1-55498-443-5Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. This bilingual cooking poem plays on the multiple meanings of salsa for a musical recipe. As a boy and his family prepare salsa roja, his imagination runs wild, with...
      

Recommended Poetry: Intermediate

Fogliano, Julie When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons56 pp. Roaring Brook/Porter 2016. ISBN 978-1-59643-852-1Illustrated by Julie Morstad. The book begins and ends on "march 20" with a blue bird on a flowering tree branch (and with the same poem). In between are poems for days throughout the year....
      

Five questions for Joyce Sidman

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Today's foremost nature poet for children, Joyce Sidman published her first lyrical, observant, and scrupulously annotated nature study in 2005, with Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems, illustrated by Beckie Prange. But Joyce is at home with all manner of subjects, with Before Morning, out this fall,...

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