Poetry Box Bookshop Week: Help me celebrate children’s poetry books and our favourite bookshops

from Groovy Fish

To celebrate Bookshop week in Aotearoa New Zealand, each day I am going to feature a poetry book I have bought recently. I did a wee shop at Dorothy Butler’s to celebrate the near-arrival of Roar Squeak Purr (in shops by October 10th).

This week I plan to buy a children’s poetry book online each day from a different bookshop. I did a scout around and was excited to see loads of cool possibilities. I am getting paid some royalties this week, so I am firing some of my royalties back into the book trade. Thanks to all the shops who stock NZ poetry for children! You rock! You shine like the Milky Way.

I am so excited!

I also know we can’t afford to splurge on books like I am doing this week. So send me a paragraph on a children’s poetry book you love (you can be a child or an adult) – and I will put all the names in a hat and give some books away. Two of my children’s poetry books are in print still! So The Letterbox Cat (Scholastic) and Groovy Fish (The Cuba Press) are on offer.

I will get a bookshop to a send out a copy to you (they may have to order them in for me). If you don’t want the book, you can still send in paragraphs for my celebration.

I will post some of the paragraphs on Saturday Oct 8th, NZ Bookshop Day.

Normally I would have organised a wonderful National Tour with events in schools, libraries and bookshops – involving children and children’s authors. But sadly that can’t happen for Roar Squeak Purr. So I am doing a national online tour of bookshops and celebrating children’s poetry books we love with YOUR HELP!

DEADLINE: Friday 7th October noon

CHILDREN INCLUDE: name, age, year, name of school

INCLUDE: title of book, author and publisher

SEND to: paulajoygreen@gmail.com

PUT POETRY BOOK PARAGRAPH in email subject line so I don’t miss your email.

TELL ME WHICH of MY TWO POETRY BOOKS YOU WANT IF I DRAW YOUR NAME

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