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Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids and teens, including WATER CAN BE... (Millbrook, 2014), A LEAF CAN BE... (Millbrook, 2012), and BOOKSPEAK! POEMS ABOUT BOOKS (Clarion, 2011). She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to, no matter what their age, mood, and personality.

Laura is a thinker, a cupcake and brownie addict, and an adventurer (as long as it doesn't involve skydiving).
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Student Equation Poems #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, all during April I shared an equation poem daily. (You can see them all here.) Now I’m exhausted :>) Luckily, I have some student poems to share. Back in March, I did several virtual Family Literacy Nights with Lebanon Junction Elementary School in Kentucky. [...] Read more of this blog post »
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“And she is the reader
who browses the shelf
and looks for new worlds
but finds herself.”
Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books

“Prickly

When I'm feeling
porcupine-y,
I get nasty,
I get whiny.

Stay away or
I might stick you.
My sharp words are
quills to prick you.”
Laura Purdie Salas, Stampede!: Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School

“On a day like today,
there's no friend like a book.”
Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books
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“On a day like today,
there's no friend like a book.”
Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books
tags: books

“And she is the reader
who browses the shelf
and looks for new worlds
but finds herself.”
Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books

“Prickly

When I'm feeling
porcupine-y,
I get nasty,
I get whiny.

Stay away or
I might stick you.
My sharp words are
quills to prick you.”
Laura Purdie Salas, Stampede!: Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School

“That is the purpose of museums, of course. One does not go merely to collect facts and souvenirs and picture post cards, but to enlarge one's notion of all that has been, and all that is, and all that might be. In this way we begin to understand what part each of us was born to play in the marvelous tale of existence.”
Maryrose Wood, The Unmapped Sea




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