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Lee Bennett Hopkins (1938–2019)

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Lee Bennett Hopkins was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 13, 1938. Hopkins' education was rather sporadic, since he often had to care for his younger sister while his mother worked to support the family. As a child, Hopkins read little other than comic books and movie magazines until a mostra'n més teacher inspired in him a love of the theatre and, subsequently, of reading. Though Hopkins did well in his high school English courses, he did not enjoy other subjects and his grades in those were poor. Still, he had decided on an eventual career as a teacher and after graduating high school he began classes at the Newark State Teachers College, working several jobs in order to afford his tuition. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960, Hopkins began teaching sixth grade at a public school in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In his third year at Westmoreland School in Fair Lawn he became the school's resource teacher. Through the principal at his own school, Hopkins obtained a scholarship to pursue a master's degree at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. While working toward this degree, which he received in 1964, Hopkins continued as Resource Teacher at Westmoreland. In 1966 he took a position as senior consultant for Bank Street College's new Learning Resource Center in the Harlem area of New York City. Hopkins also began writing articles on children's literature and the use of poetry in the classroom, which were published in journals such as Horn Book and Language Arts. With colleague Annette F. Shapiro he wrote Creative Activities for Gifted Children, his first book. In 1967 Hopkins received a Professional Diploma in Educational Supervision and Administration from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Racial tension following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968 forced Hopkins and others to reluctantly leave Harlem. He then secured another position as a curriculum and editorial specialist at Scholastic, Inc. Hopkins' career as a writer progressed; more than two dozen of his books were published during his eight-years at Scholastic. In 1976 Hopkins quit his job at Scholastic in order to become a full- time writer and poetry anthologist. He has written or compiled more than seventy-five books for children and young adults, in addition to his professional texts and his numerous contributions to education and children's literature journals. Apart from his many poetry anthologies and professional texts, Hopkins has also written young adult novels, children's stories, and non-fiction books for children. He hosted the fifteen-part children's educational television series Zebra Wings, and has also served as a literature consultant for Harper and Row's Text Division. Hopkins has won numerous honors and awards, including an honorary doctor of laws degree from Kean College in 1980 and the University of Southern Mississippi's Silver Medallion in 1989. His poetry autobiography, Been to Yesterdays, received both the Christopher Medal and a Golden Kite Honor. He has also received awards from Booklist, School Library Journal, The New York Times, The American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association. Hopkins founded the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award presented annually since 1993, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award presented every three years since 1995. Lee Bennett Hopkins passsed away on August 8, 2019, at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Lee Bennett Hopkins

Surprises (1984) — Editor — 686 exemplars
My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States (2000) — Editor — 580 exemplars
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems (1997) — Editor — 352 exemplars
Good Books, Good Times! (1990) — Editor — 340 exemplars
Side By Side: Poems to Read Together (1605) — Editor — 278 exemplars
Weather: Poems for All Seasons (1994) — Editor — 221 exemplars
Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems (1999) — Editor — 200 exemplars
Halloween Howls: Holiday Poetry (2005) — Editor — 194 exemplars
Amazing Faces: Poems (2010) — Editor — 183 exemplars
Home To Me: Poems Across America (2002) — Editor — 149 exemplars
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? and Other Disasters: Poems (2005) — Editor — 132 exemplars
Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry (1994) — Editor — 120 exemplars
I Am the Book (2011) — Editor — 118 exemplars
Pterodactyls and Pizza: A Trumpet Club Book of Poetry (1992) — Editor — 111 exemplars
A Pet for Me: Poems (2003) — Editor — 111 exemplars
Got Geography! (2006) — Editor — 95 exemplars
Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems (2010) — Editor — 79 exemplars
Pass the Poetry, Please! (1987) 79 exemplars
School Supplies: A Book of Poems (1621) — Editor — 74 exemplars
City I Love (2009) 69 exemplars
Incredible Inventions (2009) 67 exemplars
Dinosaurs: Poems (1987) 67 exemplars
Dino-Roars (Road to Reading) (1999) 63 exemplars
Alphathoughts: Alphabet Poems (2003) 60 exemplars
YUMMY!: Eating through a Day (2000) 56 exemplars
Nasty Bugs (2012) 55 exemplars
Manger (2014) 54 exemplars
Extra Innings: Baseball Poems (1993) 48 exemplars
Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Editor — 45 exemplars
Jumping Off Library Shelves (1702) 45 exemplars
Opening Days: Sports Poems (1996) 41 exemplars
Happy Birthday (1991) 40 exemplars
Me! A book of poems (1970) 38 exemplars
The Sky Is Full of Song (1983) 36 exemplars
Mary's Song (2012) 36 exemplars
Time to Shout: Poems for You (1973) 32 exemplars
Full Moon and Star (2011) 32 exemplars
Merrily Comes Our Harvest In: Poems for Thanksgiving (1978) — Editor — 29 exemplars
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Editor — 29 exemplars
Amazing Places (2015) 28 exemplars
Faces and Places Poems for You (1971) 27 exemplars
A Bunch of Punctuation (2018) 27 exemplars
School People (2018) 26 exemplars
Easter Buds Are Springing: Poems for Easter (1979) — Editor — 25 exemplars
Give Me Wings (2010) 25 exemplars
Song And Dance (1997) 23 exemplars
April Bubbles Chocolate (1994) 20 exemplars
The Writing Bug (1993) 19 exemplars
Let them be themselves (1969) 18 exemplars
Munching: Poems About Eating (1985) 18 exemplars
On the Farm/Poems (1991) 17 exemplars
Creatures (1985) 17 exemplars
Mother Goose and Her Children (1999) 16 exemplars
The Sea Is Calling Me: Poems (1986) 15 exemplars
Mama & her boys (1981) 15 exemplars
Mama (1977) 15 exemplars
Best Friends (1986) 15 exemplars
I Am the Cat (1981) 14 exemplars
Small circus (A solo book) (1975) 13 exemplars
And God Bless Me (1982) 13 exemplars
Flit, Flutter, Fly! (1992) 12 exemplars
This Street's For Me! (1970) 11 exemplars
Construction People (2020) 11 exemplars
A Dog's Life (1983) 11 exemplars
All the World's a Stage (2013) 10 exemplars
To the Zoo: Animal Poems (1992) 10 exemplars
Poems to Remember (1973) 10 exemplars
Elves, Fairies & Gnomes (1980) 9 exemplars
City Talk (1970) 8 exemplars
Hear My Prayer (2010) 8 exemplars
It's about time : poems (1993) 8 exemplars
Poetry on Wheels. (1974) 7 exemplars
Night Wishes (2020) 7 exemplars
Wonder Wheels (1979) 6 exemplars
A song in stone : city poems (1983) 6 exemplars
Poems from Best Friends (1993) 4 exemplars
By Myself (1980) 4 exemplars
The Best of Book Bonanza (1980) 3 exemplars
I Loved Rose Ann (1976) 3 exemplars
Zoo! - A Book of Poems (1971) 2 exemplars
Love & kisses (1984) 2 exemplars
When I Am All Alone: Poems (1972) 1 exemplars
Best Friends 1 exemplars
Jungle sounds 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (1962) — Introducció, algunes edicions896 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 337 exemplars
Rainbows Are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg (1982) — Editor — 91 exemplars
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Hopkins, Lee Bennett
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
Cape Coral, Florida, USA
Llocs de residència
New Jersey, USA
Bank Street College of Education (MA)
Newark State College (BA - Education)



Jennihernandez | Dec 4, 2023 |
I do agree with some of the early reviewers that at first this book starts off unusual and as though you had missed a page. However, once you have read through the story, you realize that you are listening to the voice of Mary and possibly her perspective of what the night of Jesus' birth was like for her. I admit, I was more mesmerized by the lovely illustrations, than I was the story at first. I was preparing this book for my granddaughter's Christmas advent books to read, and I know she will enjoy the artwork, the stable animals, and the animal sounds. But then I thought of another family member who recently experienced an unexpected early delivery and did not have the chance to hold her baby immediately and how she would likely relate to this song of Mary, who maybe just wanted to sing a lullaby to her newborn child. It occurred to me that this story really is a unique one than can tie in a mother's love for her child, who she is holding on her lap and reading this story, and the love that Mary was wanting to express to Jesus, in the midst of all the interruptions that came to her that night. Together, mother and child can be enveloped in the awe of the First Christmas with the reading of this book.… (més)
MarySchubert | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Nov 9, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 4th-5th grade
Awards: Christopher Award (2009), National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children Award (2009)
Mathews_mallory | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Nov 4, 2023 |
The 38 poems in this popular beginning reader anthology are simple, short, and rhyming. Topics include kid-friendly subjects such as pets, vehicles, cooking, and space, with plenty of silliness to spark giggles.
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |



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