Children's Poet Laureate

kmccook writes "The NYTimes reports: The Poetry Foundation has named Jack Prelutsky its first children's poet laureate, in the hopes that the appointment will raise awareness of the genre and encourage more poets to write for children. Mr. Prelutsky, 66, is the author of more than 35 books, including "Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, and Other Poems" (Greenwillow). Collectively his books and anthologies have sold more than a million copies."


In the Children's Department,we get non-fiction books stolen occasionally, but most of the time they are clearly for homework. The only books I know of that get stolen for pleasure are Shel Silverstein's and Jack Prelutsky's.