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From Robert L. Forbes

Poetry Contest Winners

I was very pleased to give out the awards sponsored by the PB County Reading Council to these Poetry Contest winners. Best part: they read their prize-winning work!  

Book Exchange

I exchanged books with engaging author and 8th grade honor student Aihber Khan.  She is working full steam ahead on her second novel. Yes, 8th grade! Go Aihber !

April is for Authors

James Paterson keynotes the opening of #aprilisforauthors at Palm Beach Gardens HS today, with strong words about the value of reading. Later I gave out poetry prizes, did readings and signed books – good busy day!

Luna, digging

Luna loves the beach, with its many smells and easy digging.

Man and Dog

Luna and I do a shadowy selfie.

Luna with Flat Shannon

Shannon Miller, the exceptional Teacher-Librarian from Van Meter Iowa sent this cutout to visit me in Florida and I took photos to share with her 3rd graders. Luna is happy to make a new friend! (click through for the bigger photo)

Luna in the sand

Luna loves digging in the sand at the beach, even if her little nose shows it.

Our Puppy, Luna

On December 6, Lydia and I went to a fundraiser for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and we saw this very cute doggie who was part of the greeting committee. It was love at first sight! She was 3 months old and needed a home so in a few days of shots and paperwork, she was part of our …

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Forbes shares poetic inspirations for exhibit – From Palm Beach Daily News

The ginger tub tabby, Lottie the hottie, Dizzy Lizzie the giraffe, Leon the chameleon, the chittery-chattery crab — these are just a handful of the characters that resident Robert Forbes brings to life in his children’s poems. Many of his characters are currently spread across the walls of The Society of the Four Arts children’s library as part of its …

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An Interview with Mr. Schu

From Watch. Connect. Read. I am thankful poet Robert L. Forbes dropped by Watch. Connect. Read. to finish my sentences. We discussed poetry, reading, writing, and picture books. I wrote the words in red, and Robert wrote the words in black. Thank you, Mr. Forbes! BEAST FRIENDS FOREVER! Animal Lovers in Rhyme is my third book of poetry, published by Overlook …

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