If It Rains Pancakes – Haiku and Lantern Poems


Just one more book of poems to end National Poetry Month. I couldn’t help myself…especially when I saw the title – If It Rains Pancakes! But then I became even more intrigued because this is a book of Haiku and Lantern poems. Now, I think that most of us remember what a Haiku is –… 

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A January Poem


January The days are short, The sun a spark Hung thin between The dark and dark. Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor, And parkas pile up Near the door. The river is A frozen place Held still beneath The trees’ black lace. The sky is low The wind is gray. The radiator purrs all day…. 

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Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

If you are looking for a great book that combines beautiful, child friendly illustrations, poetry and a love of  the world Outside Your Window…look no further. Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld have brought us all the perfect book to share with our little ones. I first bought this over a year ago, and though I… 

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Nesting: An Egret Limerick

One last poem for National Poetry Month … Nesting: An Egret Limerick Our home – it is here in the sticks, With three very boisterous chicks. They bully and fight Until they take flight, But it’s nothing that we cannot fix. from An Egret’s Day by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple

Poems to Learn by Heart


I love poetry. I am convinced that children today are not exposed enough to poetry, classic and contemporary and so I am always glad/happy/ecstatic when someone  decides to compile a thoughtful book of poems that can provide an opportunity for parents and children alike to share something small but meaningful together.