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About Laura Purdie Salas
Former teacher Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 130 books for kids, including the CAN BE... series (Bank Street Best Books, IRA Teachers' Choice) and BOOKSPEAK! (Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notable). Laura lives in Minnesota, USA, and shares inspiration and practical tips with educators about poetry, nonfiction, and more, and she loves to visit schools to share reading and writing love. Visit Laura at laurasalas.com
Besides reading and writing, Laura loves going on adventures, working out, playing games, singing (badly--at home), and doing Rock Band.
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About the author: Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 125 books for the educational market, including Eight Great Planets (winner of the 2010 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award); Picture Yourself Writing Poetry (IRA - 2012 Teachers' Choices), Colors of Fall, From Seed to Daisy, and Write Your Own Poetry (Association of Educational Publishers' 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award - winner). She is also the author of many trade poetry and nonfiction books for the mainstream bookstore market. For more info, please visit: www.laurasalas.com
you gasp as I roar,
my mane exploding, sizzling—
lion of the sky!
Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas. The poems celebrate the seasons and describe everything from an earthworm to a baseball to an apple to snow angels, alongside full-color illustrations.
Math meets metaphor in this eye-opening exploration of spring. Each clever equation is a tiny, perfect poem that prompts readers to look at the ordinary and see the miraculous. Can you look at an egg in a nest and see a jewelry box? How are sunlight and heat like an alarm clock? Engaging sidebars reveal the science behind the signs of spring.
How do you knit a pair of mittens? The first step is to get a sheep of course! In this playful story, a girl follows 18 steps to knit mittens--from bringing home a sheep to carding, spinning, and dyeing the wool to knitting the mittens. But along the way, her mischievous sheep creates chaos and wins her heart. By wintertime, the girl has sunny-yellow mittens, the sheep has a sunny-yellow hat, and together they're ready for adventure. This tale of patience, creativity, and friendship is knitted from skeins of humor and love.