I meant to post this lovely interview a few days ago, but better late than never.
If you have a minute or two, enjoy children’s book author Kwame Alexander strut his poetry stuff for the holidays.
More by Kwame Alexander:
Looking to share books for kids for National Poetry Month in April? These books should be at the top of your list.
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth, with illustrations by Ekua Holmes
Kwame Alexander is one of the three authors who channel their favorite poets to create a wonderful celebration of poetry. This one is already receiving award-winning buzz.
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Publisher: Candlewick (March 14, 2017)
Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic Kids) by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, Deanna Nikaido, and photographs by Joel Sartore
Animal Ark is an amazing combination of image and text. Full of vibrant verbs, the poems leap off the page:
listen to the rumble
giant stomping feet
calling brothers … sisters
(See review in Previous Post)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (February 14, 2017)