Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children by Shannon BramerThe poems in Climbing Shadows were inspired by a class of kindergarten children whom poet and playwright Shannon Bramer came to know over the course of a school year. She set out to write a poem for each child, sharing her love of poetry with them, and made an anthology of the poems for Valentine’s Day.
This original collection reflects the children’s joys and sorrows, worries and fears, moods and sense of humor. Some poems address common themes such as having a hard day at school, feeling shy or being a newcomer, while others explore subjects of fascination — bats, spiders, skeletons, octopuses, polka dots, racing cars and birthday parties. Evident throughout the book is a love of words and language and the idea that there are all kinds of poems and that they are for everyone — to read or write.
Cindy Derby’s dreamy watercolor illustrations gently complement each poem. Beautiful, thoughtful, sensitive and funny, this is an exceptional collection.
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With beasts and gods, above, the wall is bright. The child's head, bent to the book-colored shelves, Is slow and sidelong and food-gathering, Moving in blind grace The children's cries Are to men the cries of crickets, dense with warmth -- But dip a finger into Fafnir, taste it, And all their words are plain as chance and pain. Their tales are full of sorcerers and ogres Because their lives are: the capricious infinite That, like parents, no one has yet escaped Except by luck or magic; and since strength And wit are useless, be kind or stupid, wait Some power's gratitude, the tide of things. Read meanwhile Us men, alas!
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Literature for children: a short introduction. Children's Poetry Online Resources. Children's Poetry and Poetry Lessons. Children's Poetry : a free, online poetry for children resource providing the famous poetry for children by the world's most popular poets. Children's Poetry Archive : an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work.
Poetry-friendly classroom activities
Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's literature can be traced to stories and songs, part of a wider oral tradition , that adults shared with children before publishing existed.
With tales both new and old. Is better to me than gold. April is National Poetry Month. All you have to do is dive through the pages. Take a look! I opened a book and in I strode.