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  1. Mark Condon
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM | #

    Hey Paul,
    Great stuff. I’ve been singing off that same song sheet for 36 years in Louisville. Sorry we’ve missed each other (so far).
    I’m for supporting the joyful growth of avid readers who become lifelong learners by self-selecting books. That sets them up to be lifelong contributors to their families and communities, regardless of their educational “attainment.”
    To that end, I work now creating world-wide “book abundance” by leveraging technology for kids, their families and their teachers.
    Looks like we just might get there here in the next few years. Hope to meet you along the way.
    All best wishes, sir.
    Mark C.

  2. Joy Acey
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 7:33 PM | #

    Paul ,
    Are you still hosting Poetry Friday Round Up tomorrow? I have a poem LIZARD, and pictures from my Kenyan safari trip. As always there is a poetry prompt for children. (It goes live at midnight MST)
    I’m at

    Thanks for hosting us.


  3. Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:12 PM | #

    Yes, Joy! Thank you for sending along that link. I already have it mocked up in the post for tomorrow morning, and I will be updating the post as the new poems come in. I am so excited to be a part of this special tradition within the poetry community.

  4. April Halprin Wayland
    Posted January 30, 2015 at 2:46 AM | #

    Hi, Paul…you’re listed as the host for Poetry Friday for January 30th…has this changed?

  5. Posted January 30, 2015 at 7:56 AM | #

    No. . .I am right here. . .looking forward to your post!

  6. Vicki Palmquist
    Posted August 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM | #

    Dear Mr. Hankins,

    I follow you on Facebook and Twitter and am daily inspired but your art, your reading, and your artful teaching. I saw today that you were buying 5 copies of Lowriders in Space (which I love AND there’s a sequel coming). I’m not sure if you’re aware of Bookology Magazine, which our company publishes online, but there are interviews with both the author and cartoonist in this issue:

    I thought you might like to share them with your students. I think there’s some good stuff in Cathy and Raul’s answers. (Look down near the bottom of the table of contents for that issue.) You might also find the Bookstorm (second from bottom) to be helpful because it lists other titles that students might enjoy and find beneficial. I wrote the BOokstorm and Cathy signed off on it. (Do you know that she’s a librarian in Portland, OR?)

    Thanks for being an inspiration to so many.

    Vicki Palmquist
    Winding Oak

  7. Kelly
    Posted November 10, 2015 at 1:46 PM | #

    Hi there,
    I loved this post, and I’m always looking for more pictures books to help my low level juniors understand more complex texts. Would you be willing to share more of the picture book titles you use?

  8. Kasey Dunlap
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 11:29 AM | #

    I just discovered your blog – inspiring! I have quoted you on a recent post: They will not read 100% of the books we do not share…
    That statement really struck a chord with me. Thank you for sharing your work and thinking.

  9. Kass N.
    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:22 PM | #

    hey hankins! give me like a crap ton of summer reading recommendations!

  10. Anemona Hartocollis
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 3:27 PM | #

    I’m a NYT reporter, working on a story about school security. Deadline today. I’m interested in your experience with lockdown drills, etc. Can you talk? 212-556-1279

  11. Anemona Hartocollis
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 3:28 PM | #

    Mr. Haskins, I’m a New York Times reporter, working on a story about school security. Deadline today. I’m interested in your experience with lockdown drills, etc. Can you talk?

  12. Anemona Hartocollis
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 3:29 PM | #

    Oops. Hankins, sorry! I’m not doing so well on this system.

  13. Michelle
    Posted October 31, 2018 at 1:07 PM | #

    Are you the author of Transported with Claire and Thomas

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