Friday, July 27, 2018


I am happy to tell you that Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's newest poetry anthology--GREAT MORNING!: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud--has just been published. I am also thrilled that one of my poems is included in this book!!!

by Elaine Magliaro

We're having a bake sale tomorrow at three.
We're raising money for our school's library.
We'll have goodies to sell--goodies galore--
Better than baked goods you buy in a store:
Cranberry muffins and cinnamon rolls,
Pretzels, turnovers, scones, donut holes,
Sweet Danish pastries slathered with jam,
Calzones stuffed with cheddar and ham,
Frosted brownies--fudgy and gooey--
Tart lemon squares--tangy and chewy--
Flaky fruit pies bursting with berries,
Peaches, apples, rhubarb, and cherries,
Coconut cream cakes, cookies, and more!
We'll have goodies to sell--goodies galore.
Come to our bake sale tomorrow at three!
Help us raise money for our school's library.

Check out Sylvia Vardell's post about GREAT MORNING! at her blog Poetry for Children.

You can find out more about this book here.


Catherine has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Reading to the Core.


Janet Wong said...

Elaine: This poem shows why you've been winning so many awards for THINGS TO DO: your masterful command of rhythm and rhyme, active verbs, and alliteration--plus your knack for knowing EXACTLY how to engage your reader's senses. My stomach is growling and my mouth is demanding a plateful of pastries right now!!!

Books4Learning said...

Congrats on the new publication. A Perfect Poem for bake sales. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Lee said...


I'm thrilled that one of my poems lives in the same book with yours!

Linda Mitchell said...

Elaine this is wonderful! I love that this poem is raising money for the library. I'm sending this link to my library friends now.

Carol said...

This poem makes me hungry! And then I wonder how in the world you made all these words work! Absolutely perfect!

Linda B said...

Wonderful to see another poem from Great Morning, Elaine, & yours brings back good memories. Kids are so excited when having a sale, love the gathering and the selling, making money for their 'cause'! Well done!

Catherine Flynn said...

Your poem is wonderful, Elaine! I love all those details and now have a craving for some "tart lemon squares--tangy and chewy."
Thank you for sharing!

Sally Murphy said...

What a wonderful poem Elaine. Yummy yummy yummy. Only problem is now I'm hungry :)

Michelle Kogan said...

What a delicious poem Elaine, I'm looking forward to reading this rich collection!

Linda said...

Yummy! Wonderful poem, Elaine!