Please join us in welcoming former teacher and current children's poet Elaine Magliaro to our store for an after-school event where she will read from and discuss her kids poetry book Things to Do.
With playful prose and vivid art, Things to Do brings to life the small moments and secret joys of a child's day. There are wonders everywhere. In the sky and on the ground--blooming in a flower bed, dangling from a silken thread, buzzing through the summer air--waiting ...waiting to be found. In this thoughtful and ingenious collection of poems, Elaine Magliaro and illustrator Catia Chien provide a luminous glimpse of the ordinary wonders all around us.
Elaine Magliaro worked as an elementary school teacher for more than three decades and as a school librarian for three years. She also taught a children's literature course at Boston University from 2002-2008. She served on the advisory board of the Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival from 2006-2008 and as a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee from 2009-2012. Elaine is now retired and writes poetry for children. Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, including One Minute till Bedtime and Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems. Her first book Things to Do, was published by Chronicle Books in February of 2017.