Monday, April 1, 2013

April is National Poetry Month!

Do you like poetry?  If you do, you are in luck because April is National Poetry Month! Visit the Children's Poetry Archive or learn how to write a funny poem of your own!

You can visit Word Mover to create original poems, read hilarious poems at Giggle Poetry, and get your poetry juices flowing at the Poetry Idea Engine.

Find out all about J. Patrick Lewis, the current Children's Poet Laureate, and read some of his amazing poetry books:

World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of
Poems about holidays you've never heard of including Firefly Day, Worm Day, Dragon Appreciation Day, and National Skunk Day.

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen)
Morbidly-humorous, pun-filled, illustrated epitaphs for animals that poetically describe how they met their ends.

Or watch for these new or forthcoming poetry books at the library!

Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer
A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

We Go Together: a Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse by Calef Brown
A collection of illustrated poems of love and friendship teeming with wit, whimsy, and wordplay.

Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
19 pirate poems including scoundrels, scalawags, and scurvy dogs.

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents by Susan Katz
The lives of the presidents are served up as fact-filled and fanciful poems.

And be sure to stop in and see our National Poetry Month book display.  Happy National Poetry Month! 

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