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Poetry

“I’m as lazy as a lizard, I’m as busy as a bee.  Put it all together and you’ve got ME!”  This short read encourages children to look within themselves, realize how complex human beings really are, and to celebrate the differences and similarities we undoubtedly share with all the creatures that walk this earth.  There is no limit to who you can become, or what you can achieve!

So much can happen in a single year in a backyard garden. Featuring a poem for every seasonal event, the book takes the reader through winter snows, fall harvests, and summer weddings.

A book of poems about common insects.

Poems to celebrate spring, written in both English and Spanish

Poems and facts from all 50 states.

A book of poems about trees.

A compilation of poetry about birds.

This introduction to haiku counts the objects found in a Japanese garden.

A book of acrostic poems about the natural world.

Math meets metaphor in this eye-opening exploration of spring. Each clever equation is a tiny, perfect poem that prompts readers to look at the ordinary and see the miraculous. Can you look at an egg in a nest and see a jewelry box? How are sunlight and heat like an alarm clock? Engaging sidebars reveal the science behind the signs of spring.