Just got back from the NCTE conference in Houston! It was full of learning, reconnecting, meeting and hearing from great speakers and authors, and of course BOOKS. This morning I unpacked the book stack I was fortunate enough to come home with – poetry, picture books, novels, F&G’s, ARCs.
Laurie Purdie Salas very kindly gifted me with an F&G of her book of Haiku riddles due out in April – Lion of the Sky: Haiku For All Seasons from Millbrook Press (Lerner Publishing). This is a beautiful book not to be missed. I found myself reading each poem over and over again just to let the words sink in and fill my heart. The illustrations from Mercè López perfectly complement the text. And there is back matter! Readers are invited to try writing their own riddle-ku and are given suggestions for further reading.
Happy reading this week, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.