Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author Study: Byrd Baylor

Byrd Baylor lives in the Southwest and often writes of the desert. Her second-person prose poetry speaks to the reader, sharing wisdom, ceremony, and adventure as it connects you to the natural world. Her books are uniquely structured in a voice that is completely accessible, but is also profound and thought-provoking. With texts often paired with Peter Parnall's simple, yet multi-layered illustrations, Baylor shares her insight into the human-nature connection.

Whether used for a lyrical read-aloud or curriculum connections, Baylor's books are a sure thing.

Arizona Public Media - A Visit with Byrd Baylor

A few of my favorites:





4 comments:

  1. Yay ... two of those are my faves, too. I can't wait to check out the other two, which I haven't seen. Thanks, Laura!

    Barbara

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  2. Which two, Barbara? Mine is Everybody Needs A Rock. A colleague introduced me to it and we used it for an intro to our third grade Rocks & Minerals unit. So fun!

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  3. thanks for this intro into her other books! I did a review on "Everyone needs a rock" for PPBF once. I loved that book! I"ll check her others. I'm sure they will please.

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  4. I'm not familiar with Ms Baylor! These books look beautiful! Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to be looking for all of them!

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