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April, 2010: National Poetry Month


Seven Paths to Poetry

1. Browse your local library’s poetry shelf (Dewey number 811) or ask the librarian to help you. Choose one (or more!) to read at home.

Check out the Castro Valley Library’s display of poetry books for kids beginning April 1 (seriously!).

And look for these new poetry books at Alameda County Library branches:

Emma’s Poem: the voice of the Statue of Liberty
By Linda Glaser

Mirror Mirror: a book of reversible verse
By Marilyn Singer

Sharing the Seasons
Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Volcano Wakes Up!
By Lisa Westberg Peters

2. Vote for your favorite Shel Silverstein poem today!

3. Just for laughs, read ‘My Hippo Has the Hiccups,’ a free ebook of funny poems.

4. Join ‘I Spy” author Jean Marzollo in writing riddle rhymes. You’ll find other riddles here too or create your own ‘I Spy’ riddle game.

5. Check out ‘Fern’s Poetry Club’ where there’s a different poem every day! Submit one of your own and see if Fern will post it for all to read.

6. Compose a poem for mom on her special day (May 9). Need help? For ideas on how to get started, go to  http://www.mothergoosecaboose.com/indexfr.html.

7. If you crave animated poetry, try viewing some at Inkless Tales.  Enjoy!


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