Monthly Archives: November 2010


When I worked at the library, I ran a kids club called Afterschool Authors.  Wednesday afternoons we read and brainstormed and wrote together, sometimes poetry, sometimes adventure, sometimes nonsense.  Each year around this time, we put together a group Thankful Poem. 

Everyone knows humans are thankful for friends and family.  Cats are thankful for saucers of milk, and bears for honey.  But it’s fun to think how a book might be thankful for a reader, a finger for a sparkling ring, and a star for someone with a wish.  Try it!  Pencils, of course, are always thankful for poets.