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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:
"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:
-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
Beneath a leafy green canopy,
After the rain,
For an encore.
This poem was featured in the summer 2016 Poetry Soup issue!
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
"A Plateful of Pancakes" was originally published in Story Friends
TODAY THERE'S NOTHING IN BETWEEN THE BLUE OF SEA AND SKY.
THE ONLY THING DIVIDING THEM - A HORIZONTAL LINE.
Watching the Sun Rise
At first the sun's fingers poke up just a bit,
Seeming to find the ocean's ledge, they grab a hold of it.
With radiant arms extended, it raises itself higher,
Then sits upon the water's rim - a fuzzy ball of fire.
I've had over a hundred poems published. Here is a list of some of them:
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
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
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
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
Once Upon a Time, Stinkwaves and Boys' Quest have published my drawings and cartoons