Monster & Dragon: Write Poems by Shannon Anderson

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Reading With Your Kids Podcast Interview with SHANNON ANDERSON – Children’s Book Author, Teacher & Presenter!

SHANNON ANDERSON Children's Book Author, Teacher, Presenter


If you’re looking to introduce your child to the magical world of poetry writing them but aren’t sure where to start, Consider adding Monster & Dragon: Write Poems by Shannon Anderson to your kids Library! This picture book is a fun, thoughtful way to engage your child in literature. Shannon’s fun and a thoughtful book can engage and interest an otherwise reluctant reader in the written word.

Tune in to follow Monster and Dragon as they work hard to write the best poem for the poetry contest.  Children will enjoy the lovely message about perseverance and the joy of success. It’s a fun interview. Come along!


About Shannon Anderson

Shannon AndersonShannon Anderson is an award-winning children’s book author and third-grade teacher. She is the regional advisor for the Indiana Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is on the executive board for the Indiana State Reading Association, and is a frequent presenter at teaching and writing conferences. She loves teaching, presenting, writing, and running very early in the mornings.

You can visit her website at to find out more!

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Monster & Dragon: Write Poems (Volume 1)

Monster & Dragon: Write Poems (Volume 1)

When Monster and Dragon discover a poetry contest, they both decide they are in it to win it. Making the most of every minute, Monster and Dragon try out many kinds of poems. They drop their entries into the box right before the deadline, with some high fives and high hopes.

Monster & Dragon: Write Poems is now available on Amazon!



In this episode, You’ll find out

  • More about Children’s Author Shannon Anderson and her newly released children’s book, Monster & Dragon: Write Poems.
  • Who or What inspires her book ideas?
  • Why did Shannon want to write children’s books?
  • Some of the activities Shannon recommends for teachers and educators, revolving around reading and writing poetry motivate our kids to play with language and enjoy it.
  • The purpose of creating her book and some interesting ways to use Poetry in the classroom.
  • What is Shannon currently working on, resources available on her AMAZING website and much more…Be sure to tune in to this insightful episode!


A big thank you to Shannon Anderson for joining us and for sharing her book with us!

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We’d love to hear from you!  Contact us and together we can discuss what ideas you think should be included in a future episode, and we can explore potentially setting up an interview. Our goal is to have all voices at the table!

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆

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