COMING MARCH 2022!

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IF THIS BIRD HAD POCKETS

Wordsong

2022

In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a child imagines the poems animals would carry in their pockets if they had pockets. What would your poem be if you were a hummingbird? Or a fox? 

DREAMING OF YOU

Boyds Mills Press

2018

 

This lullaby of a rhyming picture book wishes a child sweet dreams of many animals as these same animals dream sweet dreams of the child. 

POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS 

WRITING IN ALL GENRES

Heinemann

2017

 

This professional book for teachers examines the ways that poetry can teach us all about strong writing in any genre.  Look forward to poems by many contemporary children’s poets and student poets.

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THAT MISSING FEELING

Magination Press

Spring 2021

 

A story about Mia, who feels "that missing feeling" after her parents divorce. In time, and with her grandpa, she learns that writing can help with feelings surrounding loss and change.

EVERY DAY BIRDS  

Orchard/Scholastic

2016

 

One nonfiction poem offers facts about twenty common birds of the Northeastern United States.  With additional bird facts at the end of the book EVERY DAY BIRDS offers children and adults an opportunity to learn about the birds right outside the kitchen or classroom window.

POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Heinemann

2013

 

This complete unit, co-authored with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons, includes mini lessons, conferring thoughts, share sessions, and a variety of resources for finding poem ideas, using poetic techniques, and experimenting with structure.

WITH MY HANDS: POEMS ABOUT MAKING THINGS

Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2018

 

This collection of poems about creativity, about being a maker, reminds us that our hands are capable of so much: carving soap, painting, building bird houses, tie-dyeing, and more.

FOREST HAS A SONG

Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2013

 

Take a walk in the forest.  Have a chat with a chickadee, watch the fiddleheads unfurl, discover a fossil, hear what a young owl tells its mother before its first flight.  Find out what the spring tree frog is really saying.  The forest is inviting you to come and visit.  The poems in this book, intimate and lighthearted, will take you there.

READ! READ! READ!

Wordsong

2017

 

This collection of poems about the joys of reading celebrates everything from discovering new books to reading in bed to loving dogs in stories.  

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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! 

Wordsong

2020

 

Twenty-two poems capture the amazing power of writing and will inspire even the most reluctant writer to begin putting words to paper.