Creative Kid Thursday! Meet Kid Poet – Landon!

14 Mar
Have I got a cool creative kid to tell you about today! Meet Landon Staples, kid poet and book lover! Check out that illustration he did on his poem too (he’s standing next to it)!
photo(1)Landon’s mom emailed me the poem Landon just wrote for school and I LOVED it!! Huge amounts of talent must run in Landon’s family because his great-aunt is the wondercellent (wonderful and excellent) Penny Klostermann (click HERE to go to her blog, “A Penny and Her Jots”)!

Landon is almost 9 years old and he’s in the third grade. Besides being an awesome poet, Landon likes to read, play with LEGOs, do origami and ride his bike. Landon wants to be a Librarian when he grows up because he LOVES to read!

Here is Landon’s poem for all to enjoy!

Buried in a Book
By: Landon Staples
Age: 8
I’m known to own a lot of books,
but when I start to read,
I just can not get out of it,
for the book is in the lead!
And then when the book is making pictures in my head,
it just feels like my feet are made of lead.
I just simply can not get away,
Because, of course, the book is in the way!
AWESOME poem Landon! I agree with it!!!
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44 Responses to “Creative Kid Thursday! Meet Kid Poet – Landon!”

  1. jama March 14, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    I agree with Landon’s poem too! Thanks for featuring him today. Enjoyed meeting another fellow book lover :).

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  2. Tara Lazar March 14, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    WTG, Landon. Keep writing, keep reading!

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  3. Michelle Isenhoff March 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    I like that, Landon!!

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  4. Joanna March 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Landon your poem rocks! And I love your illustration. I hope you will be an author and a librarian when you grow up!

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  5. David Eveleigh March 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Great work, Landon. You have a lot of talent.

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  6. ontheplumtree March 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Awesome! Yay! I hope your friend Landon will consider sending some fo his poetry over to Plum Tree Books. Maybe I should do a kid’s poetry feature! Let’s talk!!!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      I will email Landon’s mom and tell them to check out Plumb Tree!

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      • ontheplumtree March 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

        I should have a theme and invite other children to post. I am keen to encourage kid’s poetry. Thank you, Erik,

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks March 15, 2013 at 7:01 am #

        I like that idea! 😀

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  7. Genevieve Petrillo March 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Nice work Landon. Good job featuring this creative kid, Erik. I never get buried in a book, because I can’t turn the pages. So I just look at the same page all the time.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      I bet if you lick the pages Cupcake it will stick to your tongue and then you can turn them 😉

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  8. Pragmatic Mom March 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Love it! Pinning it to my poetry for kids board!

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  9. Patricia Tilton March 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Awesome poem, Landon. Keep writing and drawing!

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  10. Landon Staples March 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Thank you for the compliments! I’m thankful for my teacher Ms.Downe who has showed me my love of poetry.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 15, 2013 at 7:01 am #

      😀

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    • Laurie Downe May 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

      Poetry is just one of Landon’s many talents in writing. His imagination and word choice lets his personality shine through in everything he writes! He’s right! The book IS in the lead when he’s reading! 😉

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  11. Penny Klostermann March 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Landon!! I’m so proud of you. Your poem is awesomenastic (awesome & fantastic), as well as your drawing! Way to go nephew! Love you :•)

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  12. karadhya March 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Great poem, Landon! I love your passion for reading and writing, too. Thanks for sharing, Eric 🙂

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  13. Beth Stilborn March 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Great poem, Landon! (and your illustration is awesome!) Thanks, Erik, for introducing us to Landon.

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  14. Lori Degman (@LoriDegman) March 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Terrific poem, Landon!! I love origami too 🙂

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  15. Julie Hedlund March 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Boy did this poem bring a smile to my face Landon! You captured how I feel about writing exactly. Make sure you keep writing so we can read more! 🙂

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  16. April Jackson March 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Awesome poem Landon! I love to read too! Your illustration is my favorite!! Keep up the writing!!

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  17. Susanna Leonard Hill March 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Great poem! Fantastic art! And I think I see some family resemblance to his great-aunt Penny in more ways than one! 🙂 Thanks for introducing us to this creative kid, Erik, and Landon, I think librarian is a great choice of career (although you might want to include poet and artist as well! :))

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  18. Darlene March 15, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    A wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing Landon.

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  19. Rebecca C March 15, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    You’re an inspiration, Landon! Great poem!

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  20. Lyndi March 15, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I am one proud aunt!!! It must be all those books I read to you when you were little 😉 jk you are one fabumazing (fabulous and amazing) kid and author. Can’t wait to read what you think up next.

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  21. danacarey1 March 15, 2013 at 4:09 am #

    What a fun poem! Love it, Landon. Can’t wait to read more of your poems.

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  22. moonduster March 15, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    What a great poem, Landon! Books capture me in the same way! 🙂

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  23. Beth Gallagher March 15, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    GREAT work, Landon! I’ll be looking for more of your work, so keep it up. 🙂

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  24. Donna L. Sadd March 15, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Terrific poem and artwork Landon. Thanks for sharing it with us Erik.

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  25. julie rowan zoch March 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    I really like your illustration, Landon! Even when you make it as poet-librarian, don’t forget to keep drawing too!

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  26. DianaM March 16, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Wonderful poem and awesome illustration! Yep, a good story can sure suck you in sometimes. 🙂

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  27. Anonymous March 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Hi Landon….what a GREAT poem!!! Keep up the good timin in your rhymin!!! You are an artist, too!! We love u….Tris & Rob

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  28. Myra GB March 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    I so love boys who read and write poetry! You boys are on your way to knowing how to win a girl’s heart. 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 26, 2013 at 7:19 am #

      Uhhhhh… Thanks? From me and Landon (I would guess) – *blush, blush, blush-ity, blush* 😉

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  29. Margo Wiseman May 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Landon We loved your poem, you have known that you are one of the coolest kids ever since Kindergarten. Margo and family

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