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Category Archives: Animal Magic – the book

AtoZChallenge; D is for Jan Dean

D in the Poetry Feast is Jan Dean – oh, Jan is fun. She is also a National Poetry Day Ambassador, writing poems in a tucked away corner of her house, next to a rubber chicken handbag and Templeton the kiwi.  She has two full collections of poetry, three collaborations and is in over a …

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Ursula Le Guin for International Women’s Day

This is a copy of a post form my 2018 A-Z of Extraordinary Women, in celebration of JanDean, whose poem this is, and who is retiring this year.   Ursula Le Guin image by Gorthian, by CC Licence. . This special entry is again by one of my fellow authors of my new book Reaching …

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The Poetry Book Shop, Hay

The Poetry Book Shop, Hay on Wye is apparently a very good place to find poetry – and children’s poetry. My friend Debra Bertulis went in today and found my book on the counter. CLEARLY a book shop of fine opinions and good sense of taste. Thank you, Debra for sending me the picture, and …

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National Poetry Day – Come and See Me at the Bath Children’s Literary Festival!

Want to write for children and teens? DON’T FORGET to join me and two other published graduates from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing For Young People –Fleur Hitchcock, Mel Darbon, as we discuss our creative processes with MA Course Leader and author Julia Green. Join us afterwards for a friendly drinks reception for a chance to mingle and …

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W is for Children’s Poets Philip Waddell, Kate Wakeling, Celia Warren, Zaro Weil, Colin West, Robert Paul Weston, and Chris White

This is a temporary post – the full A-Z list of children’s poets will be posted permanently at http://www.poetryroundabout.com after April. . Chris White    . .  . Chris White Chris White is a writer, illustrator and performance poet. Those are his illustrations at the top! He has had many poetry and story books published …

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It’s World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay!

Why not get a copy of Animal Magic? It has 44 endangered animal poems in it, plus illustrations and facts about them on the facing pages.   Available here.    

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Young People Who Write Poetry

  Are you a young person who writes poetry? Do you know any young people who write poetry? If so, the Poetry Library has alerted me to the fact that The Curlew, a nature writing magazine, has a section for writings by under 16s in each issue. the-curlew.com/sanderlings It’s a beautiful magazine, beautifully illustrated in …

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The Children’s Poetry Summit

Yesterday I travelled (with Lola) to London to the Children’s Poetry Summit – here’s the welcoming sign on the door, helpfully pointed out by wonderful children’s poet and author, Michaela Morgan: You may be wondering what the Children’s Poetry Summit is. The summit is run by Chris Holifield, who is the former Poetry Book Society …

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X is for X Ray – Marie Curie, #AtoZ Challenge

By Nobel foundation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . This entry is taken from my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, published by Macmillan. . Marie Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in 1867in Poland. She went to Sorbonne University, Paris, when she moved in with …

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Snow Leopard, by Liz Brownlee

Snow leopards live high in the mountain ranges of central and southern Asia in the winter, and even higher in the summer. Their coats are extremely warm, and at rest they wrap their 1 metre-long tails around themselves to keep out the chill. They are the most beautiful of big cats; there is no record …

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