Since Hanna Moved Away

The poetry of Judith Viorst Judith Viorst (born February 2, 1931) is an American writer. She has written books for both adults and children. She is best known for her children's literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (about the death of a pet) and the Alexander series of short picture books, which … Continue reading Since Hanna Moved Away


My Song Is Beautiful

My Song is Beautiful - Poems & Pictures in Many Voices by Mary Ann Hoberman The collection of poems was published in 1994 and includes 14 poems by famous children's authors. Mary Ann Hoberman is an acclaimed author of over 40 children's books. She has written both pictures books and poetry. In 2003, Hoberman was named … Continue reading My Song Is Beautiful

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face

The poetry of Jack Prelusky If you are looking for poetry your child will actually enjoy, even laugh out loud at, even ask for more, Jack Prelusky is your answer. Jack Prelusky's poems are humorous, playful, witty, quirky, full twists and turns and surprise endings. Jack has a vivid childlike imagination and can turn anything … Continue reading Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face

Anna’s Summer Songs – poems by Mary Steele

April Showers Brings May Flowers - poetry Monday Lena Anderson is a Swedish author and an illustrator of children's and young adult books. Some of her most popular books translated from Swedish include Hedge Hog, Pig, and the Sweet Little Friend, Hedgehog's Secret, Linnea in Monet's Garden, Tick-Tock, Tea for Ten, Stina series and Bunny … Continue reading Anna’s Summer Songs – poems by Mary Steele

I’m nobody!  Who are you? – poems by Emily Dickinson

Poetry Monday - Three poems by Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. When Emily was a little girl, everyone in Amherst knew the Dickinsons. Her grandfather helped found Amherst College. Her father was a lawyer and he was the treasurer of the college. Emily's mother, also called Emily, … Continue reading I’m nobody!  Who are you? – poems by Emily Dickinson

A Healing Nostalgia – TCK poem

Today, for poetry Monday, here is a poem I wrote in my early twenties. This poem was featured in a book called  ...and Bees make Honey - An Anthology of Anecdotes, Reflections and Poems  by Third Culture Kids - (1994) Edited by Jill and Roger Dyer. Their first book called Scamps, scholars, and saints: An anthology … Continue reading A Healing Nostalgia – TCK poem