With a new year on the horizon, Megan Willome is off for a fresh clean start and a little exploring. By sled, of course.
Children’s Book Club: A Very Haunted Christmas
It’s a very haunted Christmas in “The Box of Delights” and “The Children of the Green Knowe.” The night is dark, but the kids are all right.
By Heart: ‘The night is darkening round me’ by Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë holds us Spellbound with her poem “The night is darkening round me.” Come dance in the dark with us.
50 States of Generosity: Alaska
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Alaska, whose flag makes you look up at the night sky.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Queen Elizabeth II: A Little Golden Book Biography’
Have you been looking for a picture book about Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy? Little Golden Books has got you covered.
Perspective: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is a Medieval Novel
“Charlotte’s Web” a medieval novel? Join author Megan Willome as she gives a different perespective on the classic story.
By Heart: ‘Renascence’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay + Mad Libs Prompt
Let’s make poetry Mad Libs! Join us as we fill in the blanks to the beginning of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Renascence.”
50 States of Generosity: Kentucky
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Kentucky—its bluegrass and its song, “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
Children’s Book Club: ‘Vitamina T for Tacos’
An entire alphabet book about tacos? In Spanglish? Join our Children’s Book Club and read “Vitamina T for Tacos.”
Perspective: Found in Translation
Nothing is lost in translation in Maria Dahvana Headley’s contemporary rendering of “Beowulf” — backward, in high heels.
By Heart: ‘The Secret’ by Denise Levertov
The secret of life is found in a sudden line of poetry. Join us as we learn Denise Levertov’s “The Secret” By Heart.
50 States of Generosity: California
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on California and the all-American fabric produced there: denim.
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Cat Who Saved Books’
Why save books? Because they have souls. Join our Children’s Book Club as we read Sosuke Natsukawa’s “The Cat Who Saved Books.”
Perspective: The Poet Takes a Bike Ride
How does a poet gain perspective? Megan Willome takes a bike ride—in Canada. Share your August reads, fellow poets!
By Heart: ‘California Hills in August’ by Dana Gioia
Hate not heat and drought. Join Megan Willome as she learns to love her brown hills by learning a summer Dana Gioia poem By Heart.
50 States of Generosity: Michigan
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on the different types of mystery that are Pure Michigan.
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Beatryce Prophecy’ by Kate DiCamillo
In Kate DiCamillo’s “The Beatryce Prophecy,” our hero changes her story (with the help of a goat. Join us for Children’s Book Club.
Perspective: Letters of Three
Parenting is hard—sure—but writing believable parents is hard too. Megan Willome writes letters to three sets of fictional parents.
Tell the Bees—and Sue, and Sara, and Emily
The bees have something to say—to Sue Hubbell, to Emily Dickinson, and to Sara Eddy, our Summer Lights poet.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Hatchet’
Put a little tough hope in your summer survival toolkit. Join us as we read “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen for this month’s Children’s Book Club.