Children’s Books & Poetry Links

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my website! I love all things books, from reading, writing and hand-making them! I am a school librarian, and I write children’s books. I am so happy to be one of the poets in Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children from Writers’ Loft in Boston, MA, released November 2020. Hope you will check it out, and get ready to ride the wave of poetry fun!

Book trailer created by Kate Sample

Other writing projects:

“Foldable Friend” is a sample poem from a current work-in-progress and below are some links to the work of many wonderful children’s poets.

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Listen to Foldable Friend

Some Wonderful Poetry Links:

Kwame Alexander

Sharon Creech

Margarita Engle

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Grimes

Live Your Poem, Irene Latham

Lee Bennet Hopkins

Marilyn Singer

Matt Forrest Esenwine

Poem Farm; Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Shovan

Joyce Sidman

Poetry For Children, Sylvia Vardell

Kip Wilson (YA)

Janet Wong

Ted Scheu

Douglas Florian

Kristine O’Connell George

J. Patrick Lewis

The Miss Rumpus Effect (Poetry Friday)

National Poetry Month

Jane Yolen