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Bed in Summer

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?



July 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Vintery Mintery

Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,

Apple seed and apple thorn,

Wire, briar, limber lock,

Three geese in a flock.

One flew east,

And one flew west,

And one flew over,

The cuckoo’s nest.


June 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A Busy Day for Birds

National Bookstart Week 2018
Celebrate the Bookstart Bird Boogie

Imagine you were a bird – what would you do?
You might peck at some tree bark, swoop like a starling or catch a fly with your beak. All in all, you’d keep pretty busy!


June 4, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Lucky the Lorikeet

By Monica Engebretson
Illustrated by Melodee Strong

Written in 2004 and inspired by real events that took place in 2003 (see the real Lucky), the book tells the story of Lucky, a parrot who is captured in the wild and eventually regains his freedom with the help of a young boy. The story helps encourage children to be kind to animals without being didactic and gently awakens readers to the plight of captive birds.


January 5, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Year of the Bird

Happy & Wild National Bird Day!


January 5, 2018 at 3:25 pm 1 comment

K was…

by Edmund Dulac: Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous


August 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Hope is the thing with feathers

by Emily Dickinson


March 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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