LEE & LOW BOOKS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! To recognize how far the company has come, we are featuring one title a week to see how it is being used in classrooms today and hear from the authors and illustrators.
Today, we’re celebrating one of our favorite poetry titles: Confetti: Poems for Children. This book celebrates the vivid Southwestern landscape of the United States through poems about the natural world. Featuring words from award-winning author Pat Mora and fine artist Enrique O. Sanchez, Confetti is an anthem to the power of a child’s imagination and pride.
Featured title: Confetti: Poems for Children
Author: Pat Mora
Illustrator:Enrique O. Sanchez
Synopsis: In this joyful and spirited collection, award-winning poet Pat Mora and fine artist Enrique O. Sanchez celebrate the vivid landscape of the Southwest and the delightful rapport that children share with the natural world.
Awards and honors:
- Children’s Books Mean Business, Children’s Book Council (CBC)
- Choices, Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Other Editions: Did you know that Confetti: Poems for Children also comes in a Spanish edition?
Purchase a copy of Confetti: Poems for Children here.
Resources for teaching with Confetti: Poems for Children:
- Confetti: Poems for Children Teacher’s Guide (created by Lee & Low)
- Lee & Low’s Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers
- Tips for Reading Out Loud During Poetry Month (from our Open Book blog)
Other Recommended Picture Books for Teaching About Poetry:
Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube, by Pat Mora, illus. by Meilo So
Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving by John Frank, illus. by London Ladd
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children, by Davida Adedjoua, illus. by R. Gregory Christie
In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, by various poets, illus. by Javaka Steptoe
Have you used Confetti: Poems for Children? Let us know!
Celebrate with us! Check out our 25 Years Anniversary Collection.