• I DISSENT cover
  • cover-jpeg
  • The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells
  • We Shall Overcome jacket (right-click on image and choose "Save As" for hi-res version)
  • IMPERFECT SPIRAL
  • Dozer's Run cover
  • Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems
  • The Signing of the Magna Carta
  • Richard Wright: A Biography
  • Underwater
  • The Berlin Wall
  • The World Trade Center
  • Sunken Treasure
  • The Vietnam War
  • Slaves on a Southern Plantation
  • maryland_cover
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • James Monroe
  • bigotry_cover
  • Civil Liberties
  • medical_ethics_cover
  • Writing rejections: 199.  But I also get my first book contract, for Kidding Around Washington, D.C.

Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems

Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems

These funny bedtime poems and pictures are for anyone who likes a good laugh before bed.  They’re about dreams, drinks of water, lumpy pillows, scary things in the night, strange things in the night—and much more.  A lulla-by book?  Forget it.  This book grabs you and says lulla-hi.

Sterling Publishing
Ages 5 up
ISBN 978-1-4027-4944-5

Buy the book:
IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Praise

“. . . rambunctious . . . . it’s a fun, hip take on traditional bedtime books.”
—Publishers Weekly


More Poetry

This fat, fine-looking volume, The Poetry Friday Anthology, presents 218 poems by 75 poets (including me)—that is, a poem a week for grades kindergarten through fifth grade for an entire school year.  The editors are children’s poetry gurus Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.  Every poem has its own nicely designed, chock-full yet uncluttered page with five activities that tie the poem to curriculum standards.  As Sylvia and Janet describe it, each page “include guidance on reading the poem aloud, a creative way to engage students in reading the poem chorally, a discussion prompt, a skill focus, and a link to another related poem or poetry book. In just five minutes, you can lead a poetry break that is enjoyable, meaningful, participatory, and skill-based.” Beautiful! Read more at The Poetry Friday Anthology blog.

Buy the book:
Amazon | Pomelo Books

 

PFAMSAnd here is The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School: 218 poems by 71 poets (again, including me), which amounts to a poem a week for grades 6 through 8 for the school year.

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Amazon | Pomelo Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And The Poetry of Science for Kids. Yep, I’m in this one, too.

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Amazon | Pomelo Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry 180
Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the United States, put together this collection of poems, which are wonderful to read and even more wonderful to read aloud.
www.loc.gov/poetry/180

Poets.org
The website of the Academy of American Poets, with hundreds of poems to read online.
www.poets.org


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