Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quick Link: Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins Launches New Site!

     Amazing and prolific children's poetry writer Lee Bennett Hopkins has launched a new website yesterday! On the site, he reports that he has written over 250 collections of poetry for children in his lifetime. That's an amazing accomplishment! Hopkins was a part of the establishment of two awards for poetry in children's literature. One of these is  awarded by the International Reading Association every three years, and it is called the Lee Bennett Hopkins/IRA Promising Poet Award. The other, with his namesake, is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
Four of my personal favorites from Lee Bennett Hopkins includes:

  • Sharing the Seasons (Margaret K. McElderry, 2010)
  • My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2000)

  • Incredible Inventions (Greenwillow, 2009)
  • Wonderful Words (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2004) 

His newest collection, I Am the Book (Holiday House, 2011) was just released on March 15th. I certainly love the topic and I can't wait to explore it at a library or bookstore soon! Remember, April is National Poetry Month. I'll be posting about some additional favorite poetry books and authors in the month of April as well!

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