Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge for Roundup.
I'm excited to share with you some poetry books today. One you already know about, as many of you have poems included— congratulations!! The other two are from the UK, and I learned about them through the CLiPPA Awards. Beautiful books, all!
But first: my session info for #NCTE20. Our title was inspired by the poem "Remember" by Joy Harjo.
... also, good news for THE CAT MAN OF ALEPPO: it's the winner of the 2020 Middle East Book Award (Middle East Outreach Council). Hooray! Also, the audiobook will soon be available (the narrator's voice is PERFECT, I say. PERFECT!), and it's been listed on Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids of 2020. Yay for more folks discovering Alaa's amazing good works.
And now, the books. I selected 2 poems from each, just to whet your appetite. You'll want to add these to your holiday gift list for sure. Enjoy!
CHERRY MOON: Little Poems Big Ideas Mindful of Nature by Zaro Weil, illustrated by Junli Song
HOP TO IT: Poems to Get You Moving by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, illustrations by Franzi Paetzoid
POEMS THE WIND BLEW IN poems by Karmelo C. Iribarren, translated by Lawrence Schimel, illustrated by Riya Chowdhury
What the Streetlight Says
by Karmelo C. Iribarren, translated by Lawrence Schimel
and at night