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U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate: ‘Poetry should be read out loud even if you are all alone in a room.’

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with J. Patrick Lewis, the United States’ current children’s poet laureate.

Lewis (pictured, via) worked as an economics professor for many years. The sighting of a moonbow (a white rainbow) inspired him to write his first children’s story.

He has since gone on to write more than eighty books and has collaborated with other respected members of the industry including prolific children’s writer Jane Yolen, illustrator Sophie Blackall, and artist Michael Slack.

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Real Magic School Bus Coming to New York City

Have you ever wished you could ride the Magic School Bus? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular children’s book series, a real “Magic School Bus” will hit New York City on October 20th.

A group of second graders from the United Nations International School will ride the bus along with host “Scuba Sam,” series writer Joanna Cole, series illustrator Bruce Degen, Ms. Frizzle and marine biologist Dr. Merryl Kafka.

Here’s more from the release: “Scholastic’s ‘The Magic School Bus,’ popularized in the internationally successful children’s books and television series, makes a special trip down the Hudson River to celebrate its 25th Anniversary next week. The full-size school bus makes a stop at Manhattan’s Pier 84 before a victory lap on the river to Liberty Island and back.”

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