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J. Patrick Lewis
After nearly three decades as a professor of economics, J. Patrick Lewis turned to poetry. He is the author of more than 75 children's books including A Hippopotamusn't (1990), BoshBlobberBosh (1998), Please Bury Me in the Library (2004), First Dog (2009), Spot the Plot (2009), and The House... show more



After nearly three decades as a professor of economics, J. Patrick Lewis turned to poetry. He is the author of more than 75 children's books including A Hippopotamusn't (1990), BoshBlobberBosh (1998), Please Bury Me in the Library (2004), First Dog (2009), Spot the Plot (2009), and The House (2009).He has recently been named the third U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013) by the Poetry Foundation.His books have been published by Creative Editions, Knopf, Atheneum, Dial, Harcourt, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Chronicle Books, Scholastic, Candlewick, Schwartz & Wade, Holiday House, Sleeping Bear Press, Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, Dawn Publications, and others. Gulls Hold Up the Sky, his first book of adult poems, was published by Laughing Fire Press (2010).Pat's children's poems have also appeared in CRICKET (26 times), SPIDER, LADYBUG, CICADA, ODYSSEY, RANGER RICK, HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN, Ms. Magazine, YOUR BIG BACKYARD, CREATIVE CLASSROOM, STORYTIME, STORYWORKS, CHICKADEE, AHOY, LANGUAGE ARTS, JOURNAL OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, BOOKBIRD, READING TODAY and over 100 anthologies. He wrote the 1992 National Children's Book Week poem, printed on one million bookmarks and distributed nationally. Lewis has received numerous awards from the American Library Association, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and others. He was the recipient of the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award, presented every two years. WHERE I'LL BE NEXT--Schools, Bookstores, ConferencesOctober 14-16, 2011 Poetry Foundation--TED Lecture Chicago, IllinioisOctober 23-25, 2011 NY State Reading Assn. Rye Brook, New YorkOctober 28-31, 2011 Keystone State Reading Assn. Lancaster, PennsylvaniaNovember 5, 2011 Buckeye Book Fair Wooster, OhioNovember 8, 2011 Ashland University Ashland, OhioNovember 15-16, 2011 St. Joseph's College Rensselaer, IndianaNovember 17-20, 2011 NCTE Convention Chicago, IllinoisDecember 1, 2010 Hillview Elementary Newark, OhioDecember 8, 2011 West Chester University (Dan Darigan) West Chester, PAJanuary 18, 2012 Richard Avenue Elementary Grove City, OhioJanuary 24, 2012 Fouse Elementary Westerville, OhioMarch 1-3, 2012 Charlotte Huck Ch. Lit. Conference Redlands, CaliforniaApril 3-5, 2012 Holland Hall Primary Tulsa, OklahomaApril 12, 2012 Washington-Centerville Public Library Centerville, OhioApril 13, 2012 Stingley Elementary Centerville, OhioApril 17-25, 2012 Anglo-American School Moscow, RussiaApril 29-May 2, 2012 IRA Convention Chicago, IllinoisMay 10, 2012 Wynford Elementary Bucyrus, OhioMarch 22, 2013 OCTELA Conference Columbus, Ohio

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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it 5 years ago
After seeing some of the lovely illustrations from this book on Olga Godim's post, I had to see if my library had this. The title alone ensured I had to read this. As a poetry book, it's a lovely picture book. Seriously, most of these pictures are quite lovely, though some remind me of the ugly ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 6 years ago
A stirring collection of poems about global peacemakers and social activists, quite a few lesser-known but worth knowing. Brief biographical sketches follow the poems. A good collection of contributing illustrators, too,
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it 7 years ago
Air travel through history in poetry. Interestingly innovative.
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it 7 years ago
I really like this book. There are many perspectives with which to experience this story of one hundred years of a house. Illustrator Roberto Innocenti is magnificent. The oversize format is ideal; the poetry of J. Patric Lewis is pitch-perfect. A book to savor.
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it 7 years ago
This biography won't appeal to everyone, but to those it does, it is a treat. Excellent poetic biography of blues legend Robert Johnson. A picture book for an older audience; one that adults will surely appreciate. Stylistically appropriate illustrations from Gary Kelley wrap this package up perfect...
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