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The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K-5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core Paperback – August 8, 2012
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About the Author
SYLVIA VARDELL is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and has taught graduate courses in children's and young adult literature since 1981. Vardell has published extensively, including 5 books on literature for children, as well as over 20 book chapters and 100 journal articles. Her work focuses on poetry for children, including a regular blog, PoetryforChildren. She is also the “Everyday Poetry” columnist for ALA’s Book Links magazine.
Vardell’s books include: Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children and The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists.
JANET WONG is a children’s poet whose 30 books for children touch on a wide variety of subjects: writing (You Have to Write), "creative engineering" (Dumpster Diver), diversity (Apple Pie 4th of July), the pressures of testing (Me & Rolly Maloo), yoga (TWIST: Yoga Poems), and chess (Alex & the Wednesday Chess Club).
Together, Vardell and Wong are the creative forces behind The Poetry Friday Anthology series, the Poetry Friday Power Book series, and Pomelo Books.
The poets in this book are: Joy Acey, Arnold Adoff, Jaime Adoff, Kathi Appelt, Linda Ashman, Jeannine Atkins, Brod Bagert, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Robyn Hood Black, Susan Taylor Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Jen Bryant, Leslie Bulion, Stephanie Calmenson, Deborah Chandra, Cynthia Cotten, Kristy Dempsey, Graham Denton, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Margarita Engle, Betsy Franco, Carole Gerber, Charles Ghigna, Joan Bransfield Graham, John Grandits, Nikki Grimes, Lorie Ann Grover, Monica Gunning, Mary Lee Hahn, Avis Harley, David L. Harrison, Terry Webb Harshman, Juanita Havill, Georgia Heard, Esther Hershenhorn, Sara Holbrook, Carol-Ann Hoyte, Patricia Hubbell, Jacqueline Jules, Bobbi Katz , X. J. Kennedy, Michele Krueger, Julie Larios, Irene Latham, JonArno Lawson, Gail Carson Levine, Constance Levy, Debbie Levy, J. Patrick Lewis, George Ella Lyon, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Heidi Mordhorst, Kenn Nesbitt, Lesléa Newman, Linda Sue Park, Ann Whitford Paul, Gregory Pincus, Jack Prelutsky, Mary Quattlebaum, Heidi Bee Roemer, Michael J. Rosen, Deborah Ruddell, Laura Purdie Salas, Michael Salinger, Ken Slesarik, Eileen Spinelli, Susan Marie Swanson, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Lee Wardlaw, Charles Waters, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Boston Weatherford, Steven Withrow, Allan Wolf, Janet Wong, and Jane Yolen.
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