Tucson Festival of Books

Writing Poetry about Nature for Children


Two authors will describe how they use poetry in writing picture books about nature that engage readers. Melissa Marr is the author of "Wild Horses" about a herd of wild horses in the Salt River Valley in Arizona and Dianne White's most recent picture books focus on nature at night and listening to the sounds of nature.


Panelists
Melissa Marr

Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the U.S. (The New Yok Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas....

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Dianne White

Dianne White is an award-winning author of picture books. Recent and forthcoming publications include "Look and Listen: Who's in the Garden," "Meadow, Brook?" illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford, "Dark on Light," illustrated by Felicita Sala, "Winter Lullaby," illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki and "The Sharing Book," illustrated by Simone Shin....

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Books:
Wild Horses
Melissa Marr
Children / Teens
Penguin
January 2022
ISBN 9780593109113
32 pages

Dark on Light
Dianne White
Children / Teens
Beach Lane Books
December 2022
ISBN 9781534487895
48 pages

Look and Listen
Who's in the Garden, Meadow, Brook?
Dianne White
Children / Teens
Holiday House
June 2022
ISBN 9780823443468
32 pages