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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

  Each day in April, we hope you'll return to listen to a new poem being read by the poet who wrote it. Share these poems with your friends,
your classroom, your book club, anyone who enjoys poetry ... and especially those who don't yet know how much they like it. This resource will remain on Bookology throughout the year.
Jorge Tetl Argueta   Somos Como las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds
  Jorge Tetl Argueta  
  "Dream / Sueño" from Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds, illus by Alfonso Ruano, Groundwood Books, Canada 2016  
Finding Wonders   Somos Como las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds
  Nancy Bo Flood  
  "Woolly Rider," from Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo, photographs by Jan Sonnenmair, Wordsong / Boyds Mills Press  
Little Cat's Luck   Marion Dane Bauer
  Marion Dane Bauer  
  "Question" (unpublished)  
Finding Wonders   Jeannine Atkins
  Jeannine Atkins  
  "Playing Planets,” from Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science, Atheneum, 2016  
One Last Word   Nikki Grimes
  Nikki Grimes  
  "Jabari Unmasked" from One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance, illustrated by a variety of artists,
Bloomsbury, 2017  
Jen Bryant   Poetry Anthology for Middle School
  Jen Bryant  
  "Tryouts,” included in The Poetry Anthology for Middle School, edited by Wong & Vardell, Pomelo Books, 2013  
You Just Wait   Virginia Euwer Wolff
  Virginia Euwer Wolff  
  “What She Asked,” You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book, edited by Wong & Vardell, Pomelo Books, 2016  
Confetti: Poems for Children   Pat Mora
  Pat Mora  
  Confetti: Poems for Children / Confeti: poemas para niños, illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez, Lee & Low Books, 1996  
Here We Go   Janet Wong
  Janet Wong  
  “Here We Go” from Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Power Book, edited by Vardell + Wong, Pomelo Books, 2017  
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors   Joyce Sidman
  Joyce Sidman  
  “Grass” from Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors, illustrated by Beckie Prange, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006  
Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School   April Halprin Wayland
  April Halprin Wayland  
  "In the Word Woods," from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School, edited by Vardell + Wong, Pomelo Books, 2013  
Tickle Day   Charles Ghigna
  Charles Ghigna  
  "A Poem is a Little Path" from Tickle Day Poems from Father Goose, illustrated by Cyd Moore, Hyperion  
Giant Pumpkin Suite   Melanie Heuiser HIll
  Melanie Heuiser Hill  
  "Women’s March 2017—A Pantoum" (unpublished) (photo credit: Katherine Warde)  
A Time to Dance   Padma Venkatraman
  Padma Venkatraman  
  "The Wait," published in Snowy Egret, a nature writing journal  
Cynthia Grady   I Lay My Stitches Down
  Cynthia Grady  
  "Basket," the final poem in I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery, illustrated by Michele Wood, Eerdmans, 2012  
Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics   Margarita Engle
  Margarita Engle  
  "Courageous Poetry," from Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics / La poesia valiente, illustrated by Rafael Lopez,
Laura Godwin Books, 2017
(photo credit: Marshall Johnson)  
Nook & Cranny   Susan Blackaby
  Susan Blackaby  
  "Hermit Crab," from Nest, Nook & Cranny, Charlesbridge 2010  
When My Sister Started Kissing   Helen Frost
  Helen Frost  
  “Wishing” from When My Sister Started Kissing, Margaret Ferguson Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books, 2017
(photo credit: James D. Gabbard)  
Jumping Off Library Shelves   Lee Bennett Hopkins
  Lee Bennett Hopkins  
  "Storyteller (For Augusta Baker)" is from Jumping Off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems, illus by Jane Manning, Wordsong / Boyds Mills Press, 2015  
Bookspeak! Poems about Books   Laura Purdie Salas
  Laura Purdie Salas  
  "This Is the Book," from Bookspeak! Poems about Books, illust Josée Bisaillon, Clarion / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011  
Cesar Yes We Can   Carmen Bernier-Grand
  Carmen Bernier-Grand  
  “Virgin de Guadalupe” from César ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, We Can, illustrated by David Diaz, Two Lions, 2004  
Lucky Stars   Lucy Frank
  Lucy Frank  
  "Listen, Monster," unpublished  
The Poetry Friday Anthology   Charles Waters
  Charles Waters  
  "Sack Lunch" from The Poetry Friday Anthology edited by Vardell + Wong, Pomelo Books, 2009  
Julie Fogliano   When Green Becomes Tomatoes
  Julie Fogliano  
  "July 9," from When Green Becomes Tomatoes, illustrated byJulie Morstad, Roaring Brook Press, 2016  
  about julie fogliano  
Dear Wandering Wildebeest   Irene Latham
  Irene Latham  
  "Dear Wandering Wildebeest" from Dear Wandering Wildebeest: and Other Poems from the Water Hole, illus by Anna Wadham, Millbrook Press, 2014  
Everything is a Poem   J. Patrick Lewis
  J. Patrick Lewis  
  "Everything Is a Poem," from Everything Is A Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Maria Cristina Pritelli, Creative Editions, 2014  
Jazz Day   Roxane Orgill
  Roxane Orgill  
  "Late, Thelonious Sphere Monk, pianist," from Jazz Day, The Making of a Famous Photograph, illustrated by Francis Vallejo, Candlewick Press, 2017  
Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary   Laura Shovan
  Laura Shovan  
  "Faces," from The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, Wendy Lamb / Random House, 2016  
Poetry Friday Anthology
  Sylvia Vardell
  Sylvia Vardell  
  "The Library" by Sarah Holbrook from The Poetry Friday Anthology, edited by Vardell + Wong, Pomelo Books, 2009  
Poetry Friday Anthology for Science   Robyn Hood Black
  Robyn Hood Black  
  "“Printing, Pressed Beyond Words...” from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, edited by Vardell + Wong, Pomelo Books, 2014