PROFESSIONAL  BOOKS
 


Printable Order Form

Browse our
Professional Books
By Authors

By Title
By Subject

Desk/Examination Copy

RCO Advantage
Become an RCO Advantage
subscriber and receive
special discounts and offers
available only to RCO
Advantage subscribers.
 
Conference Schedule
(come and see our books!)

Professional Development

Children's Books

 

 
Children's BooksProfessional BooksProfessional SupportsAbout Us/CatalogHome
 

                                           


 

Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book    
Inside links below!

A Poetry Friday Power Book
PET CRAZY
by Sylvia Vardell and
Janet Wong

Ages 3-8
ISBN 
9781937057718

Item#479
$17.00  [Add to Cart]

For purchases of 15 or more copies
discount price is $15.00 a copy.

Enter quantity and click the "Recalculate" button in the shopping cart.

 

Calling all “pet people”! PET CRAZY: A Poetry Friday Power Book features twelve PowerPacks that use creative activities to get your children (K-3) thinking, drawing, reading, and writing about cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, and more! Resources for children (as well as parents, teachers, and book club leaders) include “Hidden Language Skills” to sharpen language learning even further, recommended reading lists and websites, tips for reading aloud and writing, talking points, and places to publish.

The book features the work of the dynamic team of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, illustrator Franzi Paetzold, and 12 poets: Kristy Dempsey, Helen Frost, Janice Harrington, Eric Ode, Laura Shovan, Eileen Spinelli, Elizabeth Steinglass, Don Tate, Padma Venkatraman, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Tamera Will Wissinger.

This book offers several choices for reading, thinking, writing, and responding. Overall, it's a story in poems, but all of this is also organized in PowerPack groups that help children get a "behind the scenes" look at how poems work and how poets write and think. In each of these PowerPack groups, you'll find five things:

        PowerPack 7

Children can have fun reading and thinking about poetry and learning about how poetry uses just a few words, but says so much and can inspire us to share our own thoughts and feelings.


For More Poetry Friday Anthology series

For related books, see Professional Books by Subject
 


 
Sylvia Vardell is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University and has taught graduate courses in children's and young adult literature at various universities since 1981. Vardell has published extensively, including five books on literature for children, as well as over 20 book chapters and 100 journal articles. Her current work focuses on poetry for children, including a regular blog, PoetryforChildren, since 2006. She is also the regular “Everyday Poetry” columnist for ALA’s Book Links magazine.

Sylvia Vardell’s other professional books include: Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children (2012) and The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists (2012).


Janet Wong
is a graduate of Yale Law School and former lawyer who switched careers and became a children’s poet. Her dramatic career change has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical Sabbatical. She is the author of 30 books for children and teens on a wide variety of subjects, including writing and revision (You Have to Write), creative recycling (The Dumpster Diver), diversity and community (Apple Pie 4th of July), cheating on tests (Me and Rolly Maloo), and chess (Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club).

Janet Wong’s books include: Before It Wriggles Away (A Richard C. Owen "Meet the Author" Book), You Have to Write (2002), and A Suitcase of Seaweed (1996) and others.

Books by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong are published by their company, pomelo books. We are honored to distribute The Poetry Friday Anthology series. 

 

Hit Counter