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The Children’s Book Review | February 14, 2018
Cold Spring, NY February 4, 2018
Award winning author Raven Howell launches Shimmer, Songs of Night (Clear Fork Publishing) offering an eclectic collection of poems about nighttime. Using different forms of poetry, children ages 6 and up are invited to meet opossums, the Sandman, space creatures, and ghostly trick-or-treaters.
A Star Full of Sky (Kelsay Books) is a 25-poem middle grade poetry collection exploring both science and flights of fancy. Howell investigates the sun, galaxy, the stars, planets, comets and the universe while also incorporating more whimsical, fantastical themes appealing to young aspiring astronomers.
Shimmer’s release was announced on the New York Hudson Valley WHUD Morning Show and found the #1 Amazon ranking as Best Children’s Poetry Book release throughout November 2017. A Star Full of Sky was awarded Finalist in ATAI’s Best Children’s Book cover and won the prestigious Royal Dragonfly award as well as the Pinnacle award by NABE for Best Children’s Poetry Release.
Raven Howell is author and poet of several children’s books and she writes poetry for a variety of magazines such as Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Bumples, Stinkwaves, Fun for Kidz, Cricket, Spider, Hello Highlights, and High Five. She has received awards for poetry from the SCBWI and Poetry Soup.
“For 2018 I’ve been invited to participate in writing poetry for several anthologies from well known and favorite poets, and I’ll continue presenting my children’s writing workshops and “Raven’s Rhyme Time” in schools and libraries. Meanwhile, I am awaiting release of my rhyming picture book, My Community, published by MacClaren-Cochrane.”
Her books can be found on Amazon and B&N, and may be ordered directly from her publisher websites.
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Written by Raven Howell
Illustrated by Caryn Schafer
Publisher’s Synopsis: A Star Full of Sky (Kelsay Books) is a 25-poem middle grade poetry collection exploring both science and flights of fancy. Howell investigates the sun, galaxy, the stars, planets, comets and the universe while also incorporating more whimsical, fantastical themes appealing to young aspiring astronomers.
“The words jump out to ignite wonder among young readers and to amuse adult readers.” — The Children’s Book Review
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Kelsay Books | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1947465114
About The Author
Raven Howell is an award-winning poet whose books for children include Dozy Poems, Cozy Days, Spinning Circles: Action Poems, Gibber/Animal Acrostics, and Shimmer, Songs of Night –Amazon’s charting #1 Best Children’s Poetry Book release. She’s a member of the SCBWI and ILA, and her poems and artwork appear in numerous children’s magazines. Raven enjoys her poetry workshops with kids, and catching sight of shooting stars! Visit her website: www.ravenhowell.com.
About The Illustrator
Caryn Schafer is a wife, mom, book addict, blogger, Instagram over-loader, and an illustrator. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. She is the illustrator of Not So Scary Jerry and another book set to arrive in Spring 2018. Her art, book reviews, photos, and sketches can be found at: smellingoranges.com.
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