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The Poetry of Science:
 The Poetry Friday Anthology
 For Science for Kids

ISBN 9781937057985
Item#481  $19.99
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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).

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




If your kids love science, this book is for them! THE POETRY OF SCIENCE: THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE FOR KIDS features 248 poems by 78 award-winning and popular poets.

Need inspiration for a science fair project? You’ll find it here. Curious about ecosystems? Dive in! There are poems about push and pull, chemistry, energy, math, computers, inventions, famous scientists, experiments, imagining the future, and more!

This book is a companion book to The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science (Teacher Edition)—an NSTA Recommends title—with 30 additional Bonus Poems. Use this book with the Teacher Edition, or let kids enjoy these poems all by themselves!

Praise for The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science (Teacher Edition): “A treasury of the greatest science poetry ever written for children, with a twist—” (NSTA Recommends)

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This listing refers to the PAPERBACK edition of THE POETRY OF SCIENCE.

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