Growing Young Spirits: A Book of Poems Written in the Language of Children + GIVEAWAY


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A book of poems written in the language of children #languagearts #poetry #giveaway

Written by: Christy Olson

Illustrations by: Melissa Marroquin

Copywrite: 2016


What a delightful group of children’s poems, for reading level first and second grade.  After each poem, there is a fun open-ended activity for your child to complete to increase understanding, explore the world around them and build more solid connections.  The activities can be used by all children.  Younger children can do the activities after the poem is read to them and older children can go deeper into the activities.

These poems, written in the language of children, can be used during a poetry unit, for extra reading, memory work in a classical homeschool program, or as a way to explore an important topic in more detail.

All that is needed is you, your child, some coloring materials, and the book.


Besides the gentleness of the poems, some of the reasons I like this collection…

There is a multicultural set of characters.  The kids in the book represent the world we live in.

The poems present an uplifting and positive voice.

The poems support multicultural beliefs.

Big bright illustrations.


Some of the ideas explored in Growing Young Spirits

Community and the importance of unity

Befriending others, even if they are different from us.

The importance of family/elders

Diversity of religion


and more!


Chickadee – A Sample Poem

Growing Young Spirits by Christy Olson #giveaway #kidlit



About Christy Olson

Growing young spirits poetry for children

Christy Olson loves kids, gardening, swimming, writing, and laughing.

She spends her days with her husband on thirty acres, where they tend native prairie, take walks, and grow food. She has a BA in Elementary Education.

Her MA is in Theology. She loves to speak, teach, and write about how all ages seek to understand faith.


Growing Young Spirits – Giveaway

Enter below to win a copy of Growing young Spirts for your library.  US only.  Open March 9th-March 23rd



About Lisa

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