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Days to Celebrate: A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More

by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

Published by Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2005
112 pages
ISBN: 0060007656

Ages 5-10

There’s something to celebrate every day of the year with Lee Bennett Hopkins’s anthology that pays particular attention to the birthdays of poets and other writers. Each month begins with a calendar that notes at least one significant event to mark each day. The calendar is followed by a selection of poems that relates to the holidays, celebrations, or birthdays noted for the month. Snippets of history and intriguing facts are also included. Did you know that the patent of the first pencil with an attached eraser was registered on March 30,1858? This tidbit is followed by the poem “Pencils” by Beverly McLoughland.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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