Creative Kid Thursday! Meet Kid Poet – Landon!

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 replies

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

  2. WTG, Landon. Keep writing, keep reading!

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

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

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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

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

  8. Awesome poem, Landon. Keep writing and drawing!

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

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

  11. Great poem, Landon! I love your passion for reading and writing, too. Thanks for sharing, Eric πŸ™‚

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

  13. Terrific poem, Landon!! I love origami too πŸ™‚

  14. 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! πŸ™‚

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

  16. Great poem! Fantastic art! And I think I see some family resemblance to his great-aunt Penny in more ways than one! πŸ™‚ 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! :))

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

  18. You’re an inspiration, Landon! Great poem!

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

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

  21. What a great poem, Landon! Books capture me in the same way! πŸ™‚

  22. GREAT work, Landon! I’ll be looking for more of your work, so keep it up. πŸ™‚

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

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

  25. Wonderful poem and awesome illustration! Yep, a good story can sure suck you in sometimes. πŸ™‚

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

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

  28. 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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