Children’s Books & Poetry

I am a school librarian, and I write children’s books. This fall, I have poems coming out, in Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children from Writer’s Loft in Boston. I will post more updates soon!

Here is a sample poem from my current work-in-progress and below are some links to the work of some wonderful children’s poets. Enjoy! 🙂 JillFoldable_Friend

Some Children’s & YA Poetry Links:

Kwame Alexander

Sharon Creech

Margarita Engle

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Grimes

Live Your Poem, Irene Latham

Lee Bennet Hopkins

Marilyn Singer

Poem Farm; Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Shovan

Joyce Sidman

Poetry For Children, Sylvia Vardell

Janet Wong

Ted Scheu

Douglas Florian

Kristine O’Connell George

J. Patrick Lewis

The Miss Rumpus Effect (Poetry Friday)

National Poetry Month

Jane Yolen