Thursday, February 11, 2010

Here & There and The 2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Winners

2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Winners Announced!
Thanks to Sylvia Vardell at Poetry for Children for information about the 2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award winner and honor books:

Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes
Written by Alice Schertle
Illustrated by Petra Mathers

Button Up! is a delightful collection of mask poems in which articles of clothing and footwear speak from their points of view.
Click here to read my review of Button Up!.

Honor Books

A Curious Collection of Cats
Written by Betsy Franco
Illustrated by Michael Wertz
(Tricycle Press, 2009)

This is a cleverly illustrated book of visual poems about cats for children.

Click here to see Michael Wertz’s colorful illustrations (and Franco’s poems) from this book on flickr.

Crossing Stones
Written by Helen Frost
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009)

The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination
Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston
(Sourcebooks, 2009)

This is an exceptional anthology that connects poetry and science. The book contains more than one hundred poems. It truly is a celebration of our world, of nature and imagination—and of Darwin’s Tree of Life.

Click here to read my review of The Tree That Time Built.

Here & There


Jules at 7-Imp said...

Ah, I need to see that Hoberman book. Haven't seen it yet. Thanks!

Elaine Magliaro said...


It's a fine anthology. It would be an excellent classroom resource to use in integrating science and poetry.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine mentioned 2012 last night to me and it's the first I heard about it so I jumped on here out of curiosity. I think it's kind of sick and sounds like a bunch of skeptical jargon.
I choose to live every day like it is the last because let's be real, WHO THE HELL KNOWS what is going to happen or when it's your time to go on. The past is history, the future is a mystery and now is a gift, thats why it's called the present. It's not healthy to sit around and trip out about when you will die. Stop wasting your time you have now.
]future and past of the earth
[/url] - some truth about 2012