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On the NCTE 2016 Notable Poetry List and recommended by Horn Book for National Poetry Month!

From PW: “Shall I compare thee to a clenched-up fist?” asks one of the lines in this poetic guide to the human body, which invokes Shakespearean themes, to boot. The “thee,” in this case, is the heart muscle, which is actually “more gloppy, shaped more like a cone,” readers learn. In poems like “Wherefore Art Thou, Alveoli” and “Good Riddance to Bad Blood,” Bulion blends highbrow humor and scientific information while paying tribute to the nose, pancreas, skin, and more. In scrapbook-style spreads, Lowery offers an entertaining mix of cartoony humans and disembodied organs, which are accompanied by close-up photographic images of various organs.
Supplemental information about the anatomical subjects and the poetic forms Bulion uses appear throughout, making this a smart pick for left- and right-brained readers alike.

Miller Sanford is drawn into a mishap-filled fair day he never imagined, involving a string of tag-along first graders, lemon meringue pie, witch pumpkins and flying death heads!
Peachtree Publishers
isbn 9781561456345
256 pages
August 2012

A raucous, poetic visit with newly discovered denizens of the deep.
Now available in paperback!

Nadie and Nick find fourth grade full of
unruly pencils, pillbugs, potatoes,
and peer pressure!

HEY THERE, STINK BUG! is a beautifully illustrated collection of gruesome insect poetry.

Click on BUG JOURNAL, right, to see my latest insect visitors!

Jonah keeps secrets that get him into deep and dangerous trouble in this seaside summer adventure.

Young Fatuma and her Mama meet friendly vendors, sample East African chai, buy kanga cloth and learn a wonderful life-lesson on their trip to the market.
Children's Africana Book Award Winner!