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I realize we JUST had a Simply 7 interview with Tara not too long ago, but it’s already time for another 1.
Superheroes are ALL the rage these days. Just ask Marvel and their now ridiculous amount of successful movies. And related toy franchises. And book tie-ins. Superheroes usually win the appeal of children. But let’s not forget that villains can be just as popular, especially to the imagination of children who want to act out emotions […]
If you don’t know who Tara Lazar is, well … let me introduce you.
Welcome to the end, my friends: the end of National Poetry Month. And for today’s post, I share a different kind of end.
Because I can never be too serious for too long, I must share a funny poem. Today’s poem includes a clever pun.
Poetry for children can also be on very serious matters, like slavery.
Kids poems can also be for the very young like Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen’s collection “A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young” (translated by Marilyn Nelson & Pamela Espeland), illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.