“The Illustrated Emily Dickinson” by Ryan Van Cleave introduces the poet and 25 of her best-known poems to younger audiences.
What I Learned Writing 30+ Crow Poems
Writing a lot of poems on a single subject can surprise the writer with unexpected gifts. Find out what Megan Willome learned while writing 30+ crow poems.
How to Write a Senryu
We’re exploring how to write simple, fun forms. Meet senryu—haiku’s comic cousin. Maybe even haiku’s sarcastic cousin.
How to Write a Rondelet
Tap your inner songwriter with today’s poetry prompt, featuring the rondelet poem form, with author Megan Willome.
How to Write a Diamante
The diamante poem has a shape that illustrates the connection between opposites. Learn how to write a diamante with this fun explanation + poetry prompt!
How to Write a Clerihew!
The clerihew is a form poem that “has rhyme and attitude.” Learn how to write a clerihew with this fun explanation + poetry prompt!
Form Poetry for Children—And You!
Form poetry for children? Yes! But also for you, at any age. Writing a poem in form can wake up a sleepy idea and make it bright.
Island Girl x 2: An Interview With Illustrator Hasani Browne
Illustrator Hasani Browne grew up on an island before moving to Brooklyn (on Long Island). Both places inspire her art in their own ways!
Rescuing a Story through Poetry—How a Ghazal Saved a Dog!
Is your story not working? Try rescuing a story through poetry! That’s what happened when a dog named Rascal met a ghazal.
Children’s Book Club: Children’s Poetry and What the Heart Knows
Children’s poetry speaks to the child within us. Join us as we read Joyce Sidman’s “What the Heart Knows” for National Poetry Month.
Crow Stories: “Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and Hasani Browne
“Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and illustrated by Hasani Browne tells crow stories in poetry for young readers.
Children’s Book Club: ‘And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon’
Why learn nursery rhymes? For the jokes! Join our Children’s Book Club as we read “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.”
Children’s Book Club: ‘Hello Numbers! What Can You Do?’
Strap on your space pod and zoom beyond counting as our Children’s Book Club reads “Hello Numbers! What Can You Do?”
By Heart: ‘Song of Summer’ + New Countee Cullen Challenge
Savor the summer with author Megan Willome as she learns Margaret Wise Brown’s poem “Song of Summer” By Heart.
Pooh, On Poetry
Author Megan Willome takes poetry advice from Winnie-the-Pooh and revises a poem.
Naomi Shihab Nye: Young People’s Poet Laureate
Author Megan Willome takes a trip to the library with Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye. Refreshments will be served.
By Heart: “The Star” + New “Kindness” Challenge
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Jane Taylor’s “The Star” By Heart and gets a little twinkly. Lil Wayne sings along.
The Power of Curiosity: “Can I Touch Your Hair?” by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
Author Laura Brown discusses how curiosity deepens friendship, using the children’s book “Can I Touch Your Hair: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship.”
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Crossover’
Tis the season for basketball! Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of Kwame Alexander’s novel told through poems, ‘The Crossover.’
Children’s Book Club: “Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems”
S’more time! Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of a collection of camping poems called ‘Toasting Marshmallows’ by Kristine O’Connell George.