Children's Poetry

Original children's poetry and artwork, and tips for writing poetry.

MY LATEST BOOKS!

A STAR FULL OF SKY
(Kelsay Books/Daffydowndilly)

A HUG FOR THE WORLD! (Anthology) "RAINBOW ALPHABET" & "FAMILY FUN!"
(Clear Fork Publishing)

SHIMMER, SONGS OF NIGHT
(Spork Books)

- Poetry and art -
My poems range from preschool aged                 rhyme to young adult poetry.

My first books:

gibber

verb
[jib-er, gib-] 

1. to utter rapidly; 
prattle

2. (intransitive
(of monkeys and
related animals) 
to make 
characteristic 
chattering sounds

noun
3. a less common 
word for gibberish

GIBBER: AN ACROSTIC POETRY BOOK!




Yippity-yap! "Gibber", my new book of Animal Acrostic poems is receiving glowing reviews! 





"I WAS EXCITED TO COME ACROSS THIS BOOK! THESE POEMS ARE LIGHT, DEEP, INSIGHTFUL AND HUMOROUS AT THE SAME TIME!"


Watch the video trailer: 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gibber+animal+acrostics






READY TO LEAP INTO ACTION?

-inspiring exercise, family bond and creativity-

Hop, skip, jump and leap into Spinning Circles: Action Poems!









"This picture book of verse will motivate the stingiest couch potato to activity, and get the grouchiest toddler to giggle!”


- St. Mary’s Herald Harbor preschool


Want a taste of the book? Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umSECPLxfE8




It was an incredible honor to win top hottest new poets in 2015 from Poetry Soup after the release of Dozy Poems, Cozy Days!

This book is perfect for quieting the mind, and was also inspired by those with ADD, ADHD and autism to assist in settling down and focusing.


-Voted top notch reading tool for ADD, ADHD and autistic youth-


“My class reaches for this

poetry book again and again!

It’s soothing for both

children and adults.”

– L. Menzer, Kint Elementary, PA

Dozy Poems, Cozy Days is featured in the 2017 LIBRARY GUIDE. Maris (the illustrator) and I are thrilled!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S INSIDE:

Butterfly Ballet




Beneath a leafy green canopy, 


After the rain, 


Butterflies flutter a ballet

To the symphony of songbirds,
 
Whirling out

Toward the powder blue sky 

For an encore.


Here's a series of pages from one of my Babybug Magazine poems:




This poem was featured in the summer 2016 Poetry Soup issue!







ARRIVAL


Summer arrived,

and the fuzz buzz of bees,

so did the fireflies'

flicker and tease,

so did the peepers

and green leaves on trees,

and the mellow of sun

to do as it pleased.


by Raven Howell

June 2016


  

"A Plateful of Pancakes" was originally published in Story Friends 

                  My Poems and Artwork

 I've had over a hundred poems published.  Here is a list of some of them:

MAGAZINES: 

Highlights for Children published S is for Snake, Paper Airplanes 

High Five published Warm, Riding a Pony

Jack and Jill published Yoga Moves 

Humpty Dumpty published Hippety-Hop 

Turtle Magazine published Grasshopper 

Chess Life published Chess Playing 

PKA published If Night Could Talk, Bat, Storm King, Eating Summer    & Sparrow

Ladybug has published The A-Maze-ing Mole, Morning, Walking  Stick, No Crows, Plunking Penguins, Freckled Frog & Minnows

Kidz Wonder published Winter, My Collections & Fifty States

Bumples published Thunder, Night Gardener 

Pockets published Snow Storm 

KidVisions published If I were a Being from the Center of Earth

Cricket has published Between the Sun and Moon & Spring and theWinter Goblin

On the Line published Water Colors, Cool Pool, Spider's Web, Frozen, Snowflake & The Day my Dad Flipped Pancakes              

Babybug has published Jump on a Lump, To the Rescue!, Dreaming & Push, Pull, My Letter, Journey to Bedtime

Hopscotch published Sleet, Periwinkles, The Unlikely Gardner, Mouse in the House, Book Adventures & Art Smart                    

Discovery Trails published Leaf

Focus on the Family Clubhouse, Jr. published Red Robin's Surprise

Spider has published Heat, Dawn, Days of Fall, Daffodil Awakes & Ant's Journey, Around a Balloon, & A Shooting Star

Friend Magazine published Spring Parading

Wee-Ones has published Jakob's Zoo, Sailboat, My Pig doesn't Oink & The Snowman that won't Melt

Story Friends published Autumn Winds, Sunflower, Easter Sunday, The Library, Backyard Camping, On Mother's Day, Easter, This Old Tire, Yum!, A Plateful of Pancakes

Fun for Kidz published I Like Them All

Parents and Children Together published Opposite Day

Boys' Quest has published Hiking & The Unlikely Gardner

DVD/VIDEO/CD:

My poem, Shake, Shake, Shake is featured in Noodlebug video/DVD

Dragonfly by the Pond is on the CD, "Sounds of Poetry", published by The International Library of Poetry Press   

BOOKS:

Shimmer, Songs of Night published by Clear Fork Publishing, Spork imprint 2017

A Star Full of Sky published by Kelsay Books/Daffydowndillypress 2017

Gibber, Animal Acrostics published by Dog Ear Publishing 2016

Spinning Circles: Action Poems published by Bookstand Publishing 2015

Dozy Poems, Cozy Days published by Dog Ear Publishing 2014

Daffodil Awakes is published by Measured Progress/Educational State Testing  

Dragonfly by the Pond is published by ILP in the anthology, "Legacy of Love" and my poem, Destiny, is published in the anthology, "Letters from the Soul"

Ant's Journey is published by NECAP/reading assessment GLE's of Grade 2 

RainbowAlphabet and Family Fun is published in the Clear Fork Publishing anthology, A Hug for the World

ARTWORK:

Once Upon a Time, Stinkwaves and Boys' Quest have published my drawings and cartoons

I like to work with watercolor, pencil and collage













I participated in INKTOBER on line for the month of October 2017! Fun!

Welcome!

Where You'll Find What

To learn about my writing and poetry background, go to About Me.  

For my published work, poetry and art samples and displays, go to the Gallery.

Teachers looking for guidance, go to the Lounge area.

Kids, if you're a beginning or independent reader, go to your Locker.

If you're younger, there are lots of surprises in your Cubby! This is a great place for parents and grandparents.


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