Books

There Was an Old Gator
Who Swallowed a Moth
February 2019
Illustrated by David Opie
Available from
Pelican Publishing
or anywhere books are sold
A World Full of Poems
Edited by Sylvia Vardell

DK Books (Penguin) 2020
Includes my poems:
“Make a Joyful Noise”
“Dream Train”
Blessings for our Pets
Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins Eerdmans 2021
Includes my poem:
“Box Turtle — Pet for a Day”
Moonstruck!
Poems about our Moon
Edited by Roger Stevens

Otter-Barry Books, June 2019
Includes my poem: “Moon Marks”
I am a Jigsaw
Puzzling poems to baffle your brain
Edited by Roger Stevens

Bloomsbury UK, February 2019
Contains my riddle, “Kin to a Cat?”
One Minute Till Bedtime
Edited by Kenn Nesbitt

Little Brown
Former Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most beloved and celebrated poets of our time,
including Jack Prelutsky,
Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Lemony Snicket,
Jane Yolen, B.J. Lee and many more.
Includes my poem: “Skateboard Girl”
Great Morning!
Poems for School Leaders
to Read Aloud

Editors Janet Wong
and Sylvia Vardell

Pomelo Books, 2018
Contains my poem:
“Make a Joyful Noise”
Dragons of the Prime
Poems about Dinosaurs

Edited by Richard O’Brien
Emma Press, 2019
Contains my poem:
“The Dreaded Dreadnoughtus”
The Best of Today’s Little Ditty
2014-2015
Compiled by
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

Iggo Island Press, 2016
Contains my poems:
“Yellow”
“A Woman Cried”
“The Passionate Stallion to His Mare”
Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Think Positive for Kids: 
101 Stories about Good Decisions, Self-Esteem, and Positive Thinking
Give a child gifts that will last a lifetime – self-esteem, tolerance, values, and inner strength. This book is filled with inspirational stories for children and their families to share. The values that children learn today will stay with them for the rest of their lives. This collection gives kids positive role models to follow in its 101stories about doing the right thing and making healthy choices.
Includes my story:
“Alice and Snowball”
The 2017 Rhysling Anthology
Edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Includes my poem:
“Riding the Dark”
The 2014 Rhysling Anthology
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and HorrorPoetry of 2013
Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Edited by Elizabeth R. McClellan & Ashley Brown
Includes my poem:
“Don’t Call Me a Fairy”
The 2012 Rhysling Anthology
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2011
Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Edited by Lyn C.A. Gardner
Includes my poem:
“The Tortoise’s Encounter”
Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agriculture Poems
Edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte
Bursting with flavor and just the right infusion ofinsight, this is a collection of poems from thirty-four writers on the most universal topic of all: food. Featuring a wide assortment of styles, from haiku to acrostics to free verse, these poems touch on topics that range from lighthearted to seriously
thought-provoking.
Includes my poem:
“Contain Your Imagination
National Geographic’s Poetry of
Us: 200 Poems of People,
Places,and Passions
Edited by J. Patrick Lewis
It’s all about us! Join former U.S.
Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick
Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America’s people and places through 200+ inspiring poems and stunningphotographs.
Contains my poem:
“Groundhognostication
National Geographic Book of
Nature Poetry
Edited by J. Patrick Lewis
When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens!
Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate
J. Patrick Lewis curates an exhuberant poetic celebration of
the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems.
Includes my poem:
“The Red Crabs of Christmas Island
Construction People
Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins.
Wordsong
Contains my poem, “We Nail It”
Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble
Magical Poems

Edited by Paul Cookson
Bloomsbury, 2020
Includes my poem: “Witch’s Wishlist”
Spaced Out
Edited by Brian Moses

Bloomsbury UK, 2019.
Includes my poem, “Silver Song”
The Poetry Friday Anthology for
Celebrations
Editors Sylvia Vardell
and Janet Wong

features poems in English and Spanish by 115 poets for 150+ holidays and celebrations, including: Random Acts of Kindness Week,
Children’s Book Week, World Laughter Day, National Camping Month, International Literacy Day, Global Hand Washing Day, and more!
Poets include: Jack Prelutsky, J. Patrick Lewis, Joyce Sidman, Margarita Engle, Nikki Grimes, Jane Yolen, Kenn Nesbitt
and over 100 more.
Includes my poem:
“Make a Joyful Noise
The Best of Today’s Little
Ditty, 2016

Compiled by
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

Iggo Island Press, 2017
Contains my poems:
“Mother, Mine”
“The Karate Pig”
Imperfect
Poems About Mistakes: An
Anthology for Middle Schoolers

edited by Tabatha Yeatts
History House Publishers, 2018
Contains my poem:
“Do Another Take”
The 2018 Rhysling Anthology
Edited by Linda D. Addison

Includes my poem:
“A Streetcar Named Happily Ever
After”
The 2016 Rhysling Anthology
Edited by Charles Christian

The anthology serves as a showcase of the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry of 2015. The Rhysling Anthology is available to
anyone with an interest in this unique compilation of verse from some of the finest poets in the
field of science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry.
Includes my poem:
The Dreaded Dreadnoughtus
The 2013 Rhysling Anthology
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2012
Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Edited by John C. Mannone
Includes my poem:
“Dream Train”
The 2011 Rhysling Anthology
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2010
Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
Edited by David Lunde
Includes my poem:
“The Legend of the Flying Dutchman”
And the Crowd Goes Wild!
A Global Gathering of Sports Poems
Edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte
From rock climbing to lacrosse, tennis to ping-pong, and swimming to soccer, this unique anthology pays joyous tribute to a wide spectrum
of sports. Fifty poets, representing 10 countries, share a mix of thoughtful and humorous perspectives on all aspects of athletics. A potpourri of poetry styles pay tribute to an
athlete’s determination, agony, and exhilaration,celebrate the spirit of spunk and fair play, and more. Here’s a book that’s sure to be a slam
dunk for readers ages 8 – 12.
Includes my poem:
“High Dive”