Sunday, April 17, 2016

Haiku Poetry Day

Today celebrates haiku poetry, a form of Japanese verse which is written in 17 syllables, divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. It uses highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature. Your library has many books of haiku poetry to enjoy, like this one by Japanese master poet Issa.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Counting Lions by Katie Cotton

Counting Lions is an over-sized counting book with some of the most outstanding charcoal drawings.  Each page has an endangered or threatened animal species and a little information about how they live.  On page one is the lion and the charcoal drawing is so beautiful it is hard to tell if it is a drawing or a black and white photograph. This book can be enjoyed by the entire family and give children a gentle insight into animal conservation.

Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad

Recommended for ages 3 and up

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Friday, April 1, 2016

April is National Poetry Month

Jacqueline Woodson is the Poetry Foundation's Young People's poet laureate. In Brown Girl Dreaming, Woodson uses free verse to share her growing up years.

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