Thursday, March 8, 2018

Three New Books I Love and Two More I Can't Wait to Meet

There are certain authors that as soon as I see an announcement of their new books, I immediately pre-order them. Amy LudwigVanderwater is one of those authors. The gentle voice in her poems speak to my heart. This week her latest book, DREAMING OF YOU arrived on my doorstep.  It is a sweet lullaby perfect to read to little ones.  It is also a lovely gift to yourself when you’ve had a stressful day.  The flowing rhythm and repetition will calm and quiet you.


 Another author I love is Laura Purdie Salas. She is a master at teaching her readers about a topic and getting them to see the world in new and interesting ways.  For example, in her brand new book MEET MY FAMILY, readers learn about baby animals and their diverse family structures. What a creative way to teach children that there are all kinds of families, and they can be cared for in different ways.  This book will help children see that there is more than one right way to be a family.




I think I have just about every anthology by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and I am happy to have another one to add to my collection! SCHOOL PEOPLE is a collection of poems celebrating the people children encounter during the school day. The poems are written by many of my favorite poets including members of our own Poetry Friday family. I especially love the way the opening poem “School’s Story” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich invites readers in and lets us know that we are all welcome, “I am waiting—come on in.”  I hope this collection finds its way to every elementary classroom.




I’m honored to announce that I have poems in each of these two forthcoming anthologies. YAY!   I’ll share more about each of them in a future post.



A big thank you to Michelle at Today's Little Ditty for hosting today.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on your upcoming published poems. I am waiting for School People and Meet the Family. I hope to get them soon. Dreaming of You is new to me. Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out!

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  2. What lovely collections shared, Linda - and exciting for you to have poems in two upcoming anthologies. Congratulations!

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  3. I love the books you've highlighted, Linda, wonderful ones to add to a classroom collection, and congratulations for your poems being published. That's terrific!

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  4. Couldn't agree more with your affection for Amy, Laura, Lee and their spectacular books, Linda! I"m also delighted to be sharing pages with you in the two forthcoming collections you mentioned. :)

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  5. Michelle wrote exactly what I was going to write (she has a habit of that...and my regular response is ditto what Michelle said!) Congrats on the poems--I'm excited to see those anthologies too.

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  6. Linda, what a joy to be able to follow up your wonderful list of three books with two that you appear in. Congrats to you! Yay for you!

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  7. Linda, Thank you for including my new book along with these wonderful ones. I so look forward to reading your new poems. We have so many books to look forward to this spring! xxxx

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  8. THANK YOU for including SCHOOL PEOPLE...a collection that was joyous to do.

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  9. Thank you for the shout-out, Linda, and CONGRATULATIONS on poems in both of these upcoming anthologies!

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  10. What a wonderful collection of goodies to explore! I share Dreaming of You with my Kindergarteners and they immediately fell in love with it. I look forward to reading the others, too.

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  11. I'm thrilled that my poems will live with yours between the covers of the two upcoming publications!!!

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  12. Thanks for all the heads up and sharing of all these goodies! Congratulations on your inclusion in these two anthologies (I'm joining you in Imperfect!)

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