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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is author of children’s books including FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic), and READ! READ! READ! (WordSong). She is also author of POEMS ARE TEACHERS (Heinemann) and co-author of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann). A former fifth grade teacher, Amy received her MA from Teachers College, has taught writing for nineteen years, and blogs at The Poem Farm and Sharing Our Notebooks. Amy lives in Holland, NY with her family, and online at www.amyludwigvanderwater.com, The Poem Farm Facebook page, and on Twitter and Instagram @amylvpoemfarm. Two new books coming in 2018! ...more

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amylvpoemfarm · If You Let Yourself - a poem by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Students - Today I went out to my camper Betsy to do a little writing. I was feeling sad with the weight of a few things...but when I looked over at Betsy's bed, I saw the magical lace shadow that you see in the picture above. Even though I was feeling sad, something beautiful bro Read more of this blog post »
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“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
William Faulkner
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Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
"While exotic birds that we'll only see on a nature documentary or in a magazine may captivate our imaginations and fill us with wild possibilities, it's those birds that can be found quite frequently in our own backyards or deciduous trees that are m" Read more of this review »
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I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK? by Naomi Shihab Nye
“It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don't have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.”
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Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
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Vida Sreta Love, love, LOVE, Amy's poetry. Love her way of "dressing up" some ordinary things from nature around her and things from everyday life into such beautiful language figures so that almost every line creates a picture in readers' minds. Happy about the new books that are coming up next year. I would be delighted to have the new treasure, Amy's book POEMS ARE TEACHERS.


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