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National Poetry Month Celebrating Sweet 16 April 4, 2012

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It’s 16 years since the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we invite you to read three of our fun rhyming books in full: I’m Really Not Tired, That Cat Can’t Stay, and I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way.

Also preview our upcoming book Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer, which washes ashore in June. But beware: this rollicking, frolicking, seafaring rhyme might tangle your tongue into knots the first time!

If you enjoyed these books, they are available through your local or online bookseller, or via the links on our site.

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Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Book for 2011 June 1, 2011

Posted by flashlightblog in Awards and Honors, Cats, Poetry, Read Alouds.
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That Cat Can’t Stay  (Thad Krasnesky & David Parkins) was selected as a Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Book for 2011.

For this year’s awards, 22 regional teachers and media specialists and 80 elementary and early childhood majors at Minnesota State University Moorhead read to 18,454 children.  The feedback from these readers, along with children’s reactions, are considered by committee members when selecting the winning award and honor books.

National Poetry Month April 19, 2010

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Thad at West Point Elementary School

Thad at West Point Elementary School

Thad Krasnesky, author of That Cat Can’t Stay, visited the West Point (NY) Elementary School during April, National Poetry Month. Here’s Thad working with students on their rhymes.

Paws for Poetry on CatChannel.com March 14, 2010

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That Cat Can't Stay

That Cat Can't Stay

CatChannel.com, the website for cat lovers, has blogged about the Paws for Poetry contest and That Cat Can’t Stay.

Flashlight Press Co-sponsors Paws for Poetry Contest February 28, 2010

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Paws for Poetry Contest

Paws for Poetry Contest

Announcing the Paws for Poetry Contest!

Do you have a cat, dog, mouse, hamster, gerbil or any other type of pet you feel poetic about?

MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids and Flashlight Press want to celebrate with poems for our four-legged friends. Put your thoughts and feelings into a poem and submit with a photo of your pet. The winning poems and pet’s photos will be highlighted in a MEET ME AT THE CORNER video podcast during 2010. See rules and regulations below for prizes and details.

The poems will be judged by Thad Krasnesky, poet and author of That Cat Can’t Stay (Flashlight Press, 2010).

Rules & Regulations

  1. The poetry contest is open to children 5–12.
  2. Each poem must be an original work. (Only one poem per child, please).
  3. Your poem about your pet may be of any length and in any style.
  4. Each poem must be titled and submitted with a photo of your pet.
  5. Poems may be submitted in one of two categories: ages 5–9 or ages 10–12.
  6. Each poem entered must be submitted on a separate sheet of 8½” x 11″ paper. Typed entries are preferred.
  7. On the back of the poem, include contestant’s full name, address, phone number, email, age and category.
  8. Poems will not be returned and become the property of MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids.

THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2010

All entries must be sent to:
MEET ME AT THE CORNER
20 West Del Norte
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Prizes

One grand-prize winner in each category will receive an Amazon Gift Certificate worth $50 and an autographed copy of That Cat Can’t Stay by Thad Krasnesky.

Entries will be judged for theme, originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Winning poems in each category will be highlighted in a video podcast for MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids during 2010.

Sponsored by:

Meet Me at the Corner: Virtual Field Trips for Kids and Flashlight Press

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