from J. Patrick Lewis, 2011 - 2013 Children's Poet Laureate of the United States - With her first book of children’s poetry, Ms. VanDerwater has already arrived. A compendium of lyrical observations, Forest Has a Song includes the earnest marriage proposal of one frog to another, a woodpecker typing his (w)hole poem in a tree, and April waking in a slough of assonants. Teacher alert: This is the perfect companion—and poetry prompt—for an elementary school nature walk. - Read more reviews HERE.
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2014 BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR
by the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature

2014 GOLDEN KITE HONOR BOOK AWARD 
for Picture Book Text

2014 CLA/NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the ELA

CRYSTAL KITE AWARD - Finalist

2013 CYBILS POETRY AWARD WINNER! 

Chosen as one of 
100 TITLES FOR READING AND SHARING
by the New York Public Library

Children’s Poet Laureate February 2013
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Forest Has a Song
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
illustrated by Robbin Gourley
Clarion
ISBN-10: 0618843493
ISBN-13: 978-0618843497

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as a poetry mentor text HERE.

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using FOREST HERE.

Download 3 Page PDF guide from LIBRARY SPARKS about using FOREST as a STEM resource HERE.

More:
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Poetry Pairing at The Miss Rumphius Effect HERE.


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"Moving gracefully through the seasons, newcomer VanDerwater shares a girl's experience of what the forest 
has to offer."
—Publishers Weekly

"The imagery is fresh and original; it's accessible, too. Watercolor images of each poem's subject add 
to the appeal."
—Kirkus

"Dip into this appealing collection for an introduction to early nature studies or poetry writing, or for generating some well-deserved enthusiasm for a stroll in the great outdoors."
—Booklist
Take a walk in the forest.  Have a chat with a chickadee, watch the fiddleheads unfurl, discover a fossil, hear what a young owl tells its mother before its first flight.  Find out what the spring tree frog is really saying.  The forest is inviting you to come and visit.  The poems in this book, intimate and lighthearted, will take you there.
Take a walk in the forest.  Have a chat with a chickadee, watch the fiddleheads unfurl, discover a fossil, hear what a young owl tells its mother before its first flight.  Find out what the spring tree frog is really saying.  The forest is inviting you to come and visit.  The poems in this book, intimate and lighthearted, will take you there.

The Russell County Laker Band from Russell County, KY, took inspiration from FOREST HAS A SONG for their award-winning 2014 marching band show. Click HERE to view their performance.

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