Friday, December 05, 2008


NCTE announced the 2009 NCTE POETRY AWARD at this year's convention. Lee Bennett Hopkins is the 15th winner of this award.  He will be honored at the 2009 Annual Convention at the Books for Children Luncheon.

"The National Council of Teachers of English wishes to recognize and foster excellence in children's poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays. As one means of accomplishing this goal, NCTE established its Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13."

My all-time favorite Lee Bennett Hopkins book is GOOD BOOKS!  GOOD TIMES!  I also LOVE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The round up this week is at Mommy's Favorite Children's Books.


  1. Definitely a well deserved honor!

  2. I haven't seen Good Books! Good Times! but it looks like a great Christmas gift for my mom, who is a first grade teacher. She is always aiming to help children develop a love of reading--and poetry. Can't wait to see it. Thanks!


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