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About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the show more Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by J. Patrick Lewis

Riddle-Icious (1845) 159 copies
A Hippopotamusn't (1990) 150 copies
The Last Resort (2002) 130 copies
The Frog Princess (1994) 115 copies
Blackbeard: The Pirate King (2006) 95 copies
The House (2009) 79 copies
Face Bug (2013) 78 copies
Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku (1656) 72 copies
Harlem Hellfighters (2014) 62 copies
The World's Greatest: Poems (1726) 52 copies
The Snowflake Sisters (2003) 52 copies
Kindergarten Cat (2010) 51 copies
Monumental Verses (2005) 48 copies
The Little Buggers (1998) 43 copies
And the Soldiers Sang (2011) 41 copies
Bigfoot is Missing! (2015) 40 copies
The Stolen Smile (2004) 35 copies
Black Swan White Crow (1995) 33 copies
Castles: Old Stone Poems (2006) 31 copies
Kooky Crumbs (2016) 29 copies
The Moonbow of Mr. B. Bones (1992) 24 copies
Galileo's Universe (2005) 22 copies
Tulip at the Bat (2007) 21 copies
Skywriting: Poems to Fly (2010) 19 copies
The House Of Boo (1998) 18 copies
The Shoe Tree of Chagrin (2001) 16 copies
The La-Di-Da Hare (1997) 16 copies
Good Ship Crocodile (2013) 16 copies
The Navajo Code Talkers (2016) 14 copies
July Is a Mad Mosquito (1994) 11 copies
The Fat-Cats at Sea (1994) 10 copies
Good Mornin' Ms. America (2006) 9 copies
It's Not the Baby (2017) 8 copies
It's Not the Puppy (2019) 6 copies
One dog day (1993) 5 copies
Always, Jackie (2020) 3 copies
Porch Light (2016) 1 copy
Fat Cats at Sea (1995) 1 copy
I Am Polar Bear (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contributor — 280 copies
A Hanukkah Treasury (1998) — Contributor — 102 copies
Thanksgiving Poems (1985) — Contributor — 48 copies
Halloween Poems (1989) — Contributor — 29 copies
A Bunch of Punctuation (2018) — Contributor, some editions — 26 copies

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dwtolson | 32 other reviews | Apr 24, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Ages 3-5
Awards: Utah Beehive Book Award (Winner 2015)
Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry (2013)
SB&F's Best Books (Children's Books — 2013)
NCTE Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels (2012)
 
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LelandWarnack | 25 other reviews | Apr 2, 2024 |
Fictional characters share their experience of the famous march.
 
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VillageProject | 5 other reviews | Mar 21, 2024 |
Amazing animal poetry book that is sorted into nine chapters and has around 200 poems. The poems are nicely written and includes photos for almost every poem. The range of animals is very diverse, so everyone will be able to enjoy a poem about their favorite animal. The poems are about insects, sharks, birds, quiet animals (like a panther), noisy animals (like a frog), and big animals (like a moose). Students from kindergarten and on will be impressed with this poetry book.
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