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April is Poetry Month! Also: ravens.

Here’s a confession: I love reading (you knew that already), but I’m on the fence about poetry. Sometimes I…well, I don’t know what it’s talking about. I do love rhyming kid poetry, but I feel like I’m supposed to love esoteric non-rhyming poems about fields of wheat also. I haven’t told my kids about this. [...]

So loud you can’t hear it

I found this list while I was cleaning today. My thoughts (other than: Henry needs to work on his handwriting) are that there is a quiet poeticism going on in my 9-year-old that I only find out about when I find discarded papers under the couch. Secret poetic tidbits. addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Fworldofjulie.com%2F%3Fp%3D3736′; addthis_title = ‘So+loud+you+can%26%238217%3Bt+hear+it’; [...]

Piggy Bunny, Adam Rex, PiBoIdMo, and my knee

Did you catch my review of Piggy Bunny on Brain Burps last week? You’ve got to read this book. If anything because it has now inserted the phrase, “This is a problem that’s called fixable” into our lives. Ok, reading that sentence, that doesn’t sound that earth-shattering. But once you read the book, you’ll see [...]

Poetry Month Happenings

First, I love that Portland changed the Time & Temperature building message for National Poetry Month. Of course, because of space limitations, it sort of reads like Cookie Monster yelling at you, but still, it made me smile. Second, the boys were so inspired by Alan Katz’s video on Katie Davis’s blog (though they have [...]

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