Thursday, September 26, 2019

Poetry Friday: Hot Air Balloons

I had this post ready for last Friday, and then we lost our internet for four days. Technology is wonderful- when it works! Thankfully, a tech had us up and running again by the end of the weekend. So, we're back in business.

Welcome to Poetry Friday! This week's round up is hosted by Carol at Beyond Literacy Link. Be sure to click over to enjoy all of this week's poetry goodness.

We have an annual hot air balloon festival in our region every fall. Images of festivals past inspired this week's poem.

Balloon Magic

Zigzags, checks, and polkadots,
Rainbows flickering across the sky.
Dancing with clouds, kissing sun,
Bouquets of happy- summer's last sigh.

Copyright 2019 Kimberly M. Hutmacher

We've been giving away books galore over at STEAM Powered Poetry. Click over and scroll down to enter to win this week's giveaway, GIVE ME BACK MY BONES written by Kim Norman. And Congrats to Angel and Cassandra who each won a copy of my picture book, PAWS, CLAWS, HANDS, AND FEET.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Poetry Friday: What Kinds of Seeds Are These? Giveaway

Welcome to Poetry Friday! This week's round up is hosted by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong at the Poetry For Children Blog. Be sure to click over to enjoy all of this week's poetry goodness!

I've spent the last month completing three books in a series for a nonfiction publisher. It's been fast, educational, and fun, and I'll share more on that when I can. I've tried to read as many of your posts as I could, but I have missed posting myself, and I have missed all of you!

Over at STEAM Powered Poetry, we are hosting several book giveaways in the month of September. The first book to go to a lucky entrant is, WHAT KIND OF SEEDS ARE THESE? written by my vlog partner, Heidi Bee Roemer. 

Through rhyming text and clues, Heidi introduces nine different seeds. Her language is positively delicious- angel-winged maple seeds and hitchhiking burdock burrs are just a few examples. The riddle form works perfectly! Heidi provides several activities at the end of the book to keep the fun and learning rolling along.

Here are the giveaway details:
Enter for a chance to win WHAT KINDS OF SEEDS ARE THESE? at (home page) to enter on Rafflecopter. Share our link to the giveaway on Twitter or follow us @steampoweredpo1. Tweet once per day for extra entries! ENDS Sat. 9/7/18. Thank you for your friendship and support! (U.S. entries only, please.)

If you happen to read this post after the deadline for this giveaway, no worries. Once this giveaway closes, the next giveaway will immediately begin.

Have a great week!