Thursday, April 22, 2010

April is National Poetry Month! Share a Poem With Your Child!

Family Poems: 
Read Together!

Good Nights 
by Lee Bennett Hopkins 
illustrated by William Low
"Good Night," 


An Abraham
A Mary
A Warren
A Florence
A Bess
A Harry--

Two Abigails
Four Johns
Six Jameses
One Dwight--

So many

Still Bid 

"Good night"--
The dark

The house 
That is 

You will find this poem and illustration, and many others wonderful poems and great art, in the NCBLA's national award-winning anthology celebrating American History and literacy- 

Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins is a "national" treasure and the creator and editor of many beautiful poetry books for young people. Find out more Mr. Hopkins and his work at:

William Low is an exceptionally talented painter and illustrator. You can see more of his work at:

Ask for the NCBLA's Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out at your neighborhood library or bookstore. You can read more about this amazing interdisciplinary, multicultural book that will helps young people learn more about the 200 year history of America, both inside and outside the White House, at: