in a room / filled with magic / story / rhyme. …”
(Click image to see in detail and read the poem in its entirety)
I’m keeping things very brief today here at 7-Imp, though I do hope you leave your kicks from the week, because I’m traveling now. I’m in D.C. to moderate the third annual picture book panel at Politics & Prose. This will be tonight and is all about picture books for older readers with Jason Chin, Jacqueline Woodson, Christopher Myers, John Parra, and Chris Soentpiet. I’m looking forward to the discussion.
I’m sharing today my very favorite spread from Jumping Off Library Shelves: A Book of Poems (WordSong, September 2015), selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Jane Manning. These are poems about libraries, blessed libraries, and I love this spread so much, as it pays tribute to the one and only Augusta Baker.
Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.
I do hope you leave your kicks, and it may take me a while to respond this week — but I will.