Friday, June 28, 2013


We know how visual kids are (and aren't we all, really?), so we decided we needed to create some mini-posters and postcards that feature our amazing poems. Thus, you will now find "printables" at our Pomelo Books site here. These printables take a poem and combine it with a contemporary image or photo that offers one interpretation of the poem. You can simply post it (electronically or print it out on paper) and offer a contemplative moment. Or you can use it as a prompt to talk with young people about how this image compares with what they imagine when they read or hear the poem. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a great poem image worth? Priceless!

Here's just one example:


  1. These Printables will hopefully help teachers, librarians, and families connect to timely issues, too . . . for instance, this poem about heroic firefighters is a great discussion-starter right now (before the inevitable 4th of July fires caused by home-launched fireworks).

  2. These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Striking visual here with Laura's poem. There have certainly been a lot of heroes out West in recent weeks. Thanks for sharing - the Printables all look great!

  4. Wonderful bonus from the PFAs!