12th Annual Poetry Festival2012 readings
Children in grades 1-7, April 1st-30th: you may enter
online (if you live in Morris County, NJ.)
Certificates will be awarded by age group:
1st & 2nd gradeThere will be two winners in each group.
3rd & 4th grade
RECOMMENDED WEB SITES:
Shel Silverstein's website for kids
Poetry writing with Jack Prelutsky
Poetry for kids
Funny poetry for children
Poems about childhood, from the Academy of American Poets
US Library of Congress--Poetry & Literature Center and Natasha Tretheway, US Poet Laureate.
BOOKS WE LIKE!
Insectlopedaia, Douglas Florian
The Book of Pigericks, Arnold Lobel
Chortles, Eve Merriam
A Pizza the Size of the Sun & New Kid on the Block, Jack Prelutsky
A Light in the Attic & Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
Candy Corn, James Stevenson
[This is just a small sample of the many poetry books we have at MCL.]
POEMS IN MAGAZINES
Ladybug, Cricket, Spider, Stone Soup and Book Links