Book Review: I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

Tweet The art of an award-winning illustrator melds with the poems of an award-winning author for the picture book I Am Loved. Ashley Brian’s illustration are colorful, rhythmic, and they stand out as pieces of art in their own right. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Biggest Burp Ever: Funny Poems for Kids by Kenn Nesbitt

Tweet Kenn Nesbitt firmly believes that reading funny poems helps kids learn to read by making them laugh and want to keep turning pages. If that’s the case, then his newest book, The Biggest Burp Ever: Funny Poems for Kids, … Continue reading

Book Review: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Right Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis

Tweet Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis has created a new book of poems for young people about the lives of those around the world who sought to break race, class and sexual equality barriers through their actions. When Thunder … Continue reading

Book Review: The Armpit of Doom by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrations by Rafael Domingos

Tweet Kenn Nesbitt knows how to make kids laugh while getting them to read poetry. His newest collection, called The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids, continues that tradition with 70 new poems. Featuring illustrations by Rafael Domingos, The … Continue reading

Book Review: B by Sarah Kay

Tweet Sarah Kay has been a performing poet since she was 14-years-old. At 22, she is now a slam poet who wrote a powerful note of love for an unborn daughter. First performed at TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), “B” … Continue reading

Book Review: Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan

Tweet In 1965 the U.S. was committing more troops to Vietnam, Malcolm X was assassinated, civil rights demonstrators marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and riots broke out in Los Angeles. Sex, drugs and rock and roll was the mantra … Continue reading

Book Review: The Tighty Whitey Spider by Kenn Nesbitt

Tweet Just in time for National Poetry Month, beloved children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt has a new collection of poems called The Tighty Whitey Spider and More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up. Perfect to read out loud with your … Continue reading

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