Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

November 17th, 2017 by

Pax Sara PennypackerSubmitted by Leo, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

The book pax is the most interesting book ever to me because its adventure and sorrow moments .it takes place during the they describe war men is” war sick men.this book is awesome and I hope you read it to.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

November 17th, 2017 by

Pax Sara PennypackerSubmitted by Leo, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pax the book is awesome

Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

January 10th, 2017 by

Pax Sara PennypackerSubmitted by Jackson, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Pax is an amazing book. In Pax there is a fox named Pax who is raised by a boy named Peter. There is a war going on and Peter’s dad goes to fight in the war. Because of this,Peter has to go and live with his grandpa but his grandpa won’t be able to tolerate Pax in the house. Peter’ s dad convinces Peter to let Pax go into the woods but as soon as he does it Peter regerets it. After that the entire book is about Peter and Pax trying to reunite themselves. It is a very emotional book and you just want Peter and Pax to be together the entire book. You should read it!

Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

October 4th, 2016 by

Pax Sara PennypackerSubmitted by alydia, Age 11 from Wisconsin

Rating: ★★★★★

pax is about were their is theys couple and it is a fox and a boy that can never be separated and they did and the boy was crying.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

December 25th, 2015 by

Clementine Sara PennypackerSubmitted by Adama, Age 9 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★½

I think someone who likes mom and school kid drama and did I say DRAMA! read this book please and thank you if or for reading my book and this book has a girl that does not pay attention she pays attention to every thing beside whatever she is supposed to pay attention to and she cut her friends hair off so if you like this report you should read this book.

From Page to Poem: Booktalks in Verse

April 24th, 2011 by

You’ve probably  heard your teacher or librarian use the term “booktalk” — meaning a book preview kind of speech to get you interested in reading something new. But have you ever come across booktalk poetry? Well, prepare to behold its brilliance!

Fine, I’m just saying that because I wrote these myself. So be forewarned! But it’s National Poetry Month and our Kidsmomo theme is Poetry and Verse — so I couldn’t resist!

First, a limerick for a hilarious book series:

Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker

There once was a girl with a fruit name.
Nobody else was quite the same.
She’s totally funny.
I’d even bet money,
You’ll agree that her books all deserve fame!

And next, two haiku (hey! that rhymes!):

Holes by Louis Sachar

I’m at Camp Green Lake.
It’s not green; there is no lake.
Darn my grandpa’s curse!

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs

The hippo is dead.
Was he killed? If so, by whom?
Must investigate!

And finally, my masterpiece — a poem for one of my new favorite books:

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Meet the Ps —
Michael, Emma, and Kate.
Evil was hunting them,
But arrived too late.

They’d already been taken
Away from mom and dad;
They lived as orphans
To be protected from bad.

Then one fateful day,
They discover a book.
It’s not as innocent
As it may look!

Before they know it,
They’re in the past,
And there they meet
A peculiar cast:

An evil Countess
And her scary Screechers,
A wizard, dwarves,
And other creatures…

It’s up to the kids
To save the day.
Can they do it?
I will not say!

You’ll have to read
The book yourself;
It deserves a home
On your bookshelf.

Also, check out this Ode to the Mysterious Benedict Society that I wrote a while back.

So, I hope these poetic booktalks have entertained — but more importantly, I hope they’ve inspired! If the spirit moves you, please try your hand at booktalk poetry and share your verse in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with!

— Karen

Back in the day, Karen used to write lots of poetry. Once, she was inspired to wrote a poem immediately upon arriving in Italy on vacation with her parents. It was all about the horribly hot weather.

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