April is National Poetry Month, and we’re here to help you fill it with beautiful books! These books are great to read aloud, and will inspire readers to put pen to paper. Most importantly, they will help readers experience the beauty and power of words. Check out these poetry titles, and be sure to visit our website to find so many more!Continue reading
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Making Connections, Creating a Companion: A Guest Post by Christy Hale
In this guest post, author Christy Hale connects the dots between her companion books just as she connects the dots between themes in her writing. Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World is available wherever books are sold.Continue reading
Watch the Webinar: The Power of Poetry with Poet and Storyteller Pat Mora
Thank you to all who joined us for our most recent webinar, The Power of Poetry with Poet and Storyteller Pat Mora featuring tips and strategies from renowned poet, educator, and literacy advocate Pat Mora about how to use poetry with students in various educational settings.
If you missed it live (or just want to watch it again), you can access the webinar below, or here on YouTube. Keep reading for links to resources and booklists shared during the webinar and feel free to reach out for more information and/or a Professional Development certificate.Continue reading
Upcoming Webinar: The Power of Poetry with Poet and Storyteller Pat Mora
Does your poetry collection need a refresh? Are you looking for ways to entice readers with lively poetry this spring? Do you love poetry, but are cautious about how to teach it in ways that will resonate with students?
In time for Poetry Month in April, check out our upcoming webinar featuring tips and strategies from renowned poet, educator, and literacy advocate Pat Mora about how to use poetry with students in various educational settings.Continue reading
All the Bilinguals I’ve Been: A Guest Post by Author Alessandra Narváez Varela
In this guest post, author Alessandra Narváez Varela talks about her journey growing into her bilingualism and how that grew into her latest novel, Thirty Talks Weird Love.
New Releases: Black Was the Ink and Thirty Talks Weird Love
Today we are celebrating the release of two heart-stopping young adult titles—Black Was the Ink written by Michelle Coles with illustrations by Justin Johnson and Thirty Talks Weird Love by Alessandra Narváez Varela!
New Release: My Magic Wand by Pat Mora and illustrated by Amber Alvarez
Today is the release day for My Magic Wand: Growing with the Seasons! From bestselling Latina author Pat Mora comes a collection of poems celebrating a young child’s growth and everyday experiences throughout the seasons of a year. Vibrantly colored illustrations by Amber Alvarez and fun, lyrical poetry for young readers make My Magic Wand the perfect read aloud for every season.
New Release: Magic Like That
Today, we’re excited to release Magic Like That written by Samara Cole Doyon and illustrated by Geneva Bowers. A true ode to Black Girl Magic, Magic Like That successfully captures confidence, self-love, and the endless opportunities for imagination from cover to cover.
Natural hair is magical, but magic isn’t easy. As a young Black girl patiently waits for her mother to finish her newest hairstyle, she wonders what stunning, majestic, awe-inspiring form her hair will take next!
With radiant illustrations by Geneva Bowers and beautiful, poetic text written by Samara Cole Doyon, Magic Like That will inspire young readers of all textures to believe in the beauty of their natural selves.
Read Poetry with Students: Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers
Just in time for Poetry Month, we are proud to announce that we have officially relaunched our beloved Poetry Resource Guide! Check out our tips and strategies from renowned poet, educator, and literacy advocate Pat Mora about how to use poetry with students in various educational settings. Dive into creative ways to make poetry fun and engaging for young people, not just during Poetry Month but year-round! Read excerpts from the guide below, as well as some of our new and bestselling poetry titles based on universal themes!
Interview: Pat Mora and Raul Colón On Bookjoy and Wordjoy
As a children’s book publisher, we know how powerful and influential words are, which is why we’re so excited to have announced the release of our new title, Bookjoy, Wordjoy this month! Whether we are collecting words, reading favorite books in the library, celebrating holidays, writing poems, sharing secrets, or singing a jazzy duet, words and books can take us on wonderful adventures and bring us joy. Poet Pat Mora and illustrator Raul Colón, two of the biggest names in the Latinx children’s book world, have teamed up to bring bookjoy, the fun of reading, and wordjoy, the fun of listening to words, combining words, and playing with words, to readers everywhere. In a starred review from Booklist, this title was called a “joyous invitation to put pen (or paintbrush) to paper.”
We interviewed Pat Mora and Raul Colón on their favorite words, poetry, and their upcoming projects. Continue reading