Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy News

I am so excited! My book of ocean poems, Water Sings Blue, has won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012! In case you're not aware of the award, this is a Big Deal. I'll be flying to Philadelphia in September to accept it. And there will be gold stickers on my book. Gold stickers!

You can read the press release here. To celebrate, I'll show you two spreads from the book. Click on the images to see larger versions. (There are more images in the Amazon preview.) As you can see, Meilo So's artwork is breathtakingly beautiful.





On another nice note, The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School is out. Two of my poems are in it. The book is edited by poet Janet Wong and Library and Information Studies professor Sylvia Vardell. It includes focused poetry lessons based on the Common Core Standards.

Now, you may be asking yourself, where, oh where, are the book reviews we've come to know and love here at Book Aunt? Well, hold onto your hats and your britches... this weekend I'll be comparing all kinds of versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. See you then!


21 comments:

Jim Randolph said...

WOO HOOO!

That is GREAT news.

Stephanie Burgis said...

Woooooooot!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Big Congrats! That's a huge accomplishment.

Dena McMurdie said...

Congrats! It looks beautiful, and what an accomplishment!

Liviania said...

Congratulations!

Charlotte said...

Oh, congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Bigfoot said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I have heard such amazing things about this book!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Congratulations, Kate. I love the book! And thanks for telling about the Poetry Friday Middle School Anthology. I'm sure it's very, very good!

KateCoombs said...

Thanks, you guys! :)

Louise Bates said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news!

LinWash said...

Congratulations! So excited for you! What beautiful spreads!

bookkm said...

Lovely! I will look for it at my independent bookseller soon.

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations!! That's great news!

Catherine said...

Congratulations! That really is exciting news!

Katy said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful! [hurries to library catalog to find a copy.]

Robyn Hood Black said...

HUGE Congratulations, Kate! What a deserving book.

KateCoombs said...

Thank you!

Yellow Brick Reads said...

What a wonderful achievement - you should be very proud of yourself! Congratulations

libbysfunbooks said...

Congrats! How fun and exciting!!!!

Carol said...

Congratulations! Couldn't happen to a nicer book!