12 February Celebrations + a Baby Day!

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

Lunar New Year
Black History Month
Super Bowl Sunday
Groundhog Day
Carnival
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Valentine’s Day
Presidents’ Day
International Mother Language Day
World Thinking Day
National Engineers Week
International Polar Bear Day
and a Baby Day celebration!

Watch a video that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes created with her daughter’s own Girl Scout troop—then read her blog post about it, too!

February Highlights

Groundhog Day

In “Mr. Groundhog” from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, Jane Yolen calls him “the forest’s Weather Guy.” What’s YOUR prediction for the arrival of spring? Watch Punxsutawney Phil in action here!

Picture Book Pairing: Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday will happen on Sunday, February 2nd in 2020. Learn more about it! Who will you be rooting for? We’ll be shouting and hooting and hollering for . . . the Potato Chips! See Jone Rush MacCulloch‘s fun poem on this genuinely American holiday here.

Picture Book Pairing: The Greatest Game Ever Played by Phil Bildner

Lunar New Year

2019 is the Year of the Pig; the Year of the Rat starts on January 25, 2020. What’s your animal yearLinda Sue Park‘s poem “New Year Cheer” talks about the tradition of bowing to pay respect to elders. Learn more Korean New Year traditions in this video!

Picture Book Pairing: This Next New Year by Janet Wong (English only edition; Chinese-English bilingual edition; Korean-English bilingual edition)