12 June Celebrations + a Birthday!

In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations,
you’ll find June poems about:

National Camping Month
National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
National Zoo & Aquarium Month
Celebrate Summer Reading Month
National Yo-Yo Day
Flag Day
Father’s Day
National Dump the Pump Day
First Day of Summer
Gay Pride Day
and a Birthday!

June Highlights


Celebrate GRADUATION! Practice marching with pride while you listen to “Pomp and Circumstance” and then read “My Graduation” by JoAnn Early Macken!

Picture Book Pairing: The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen (or Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate)

Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day (June 14) with Libby Martinez‘s poem “Red, White, and Blue” in both English and Spanish  (“Rojo, blanco y azul”)! Also listen to Libby reading her poem “Jackson” in this video!

Picture Book Pairing: The Flag Maker by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (or I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, in English and in Spanish)

National Fruit and Vegetables Month

You’ve got to love a poem that celebrates potatoes, “baked and mashed and fried”! Celebrate healthy eating with “A Marching Band of Vitamins” by Michele Krueger!!!

Picture Book Pairing: The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin