Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Children's Book Author


Here's a list of some of my favorite children's poets.

Arnold Adoff
Kwami Alexander
Kathi Appelt
Margaret Wise Brown
John Ciardi
Kate Coombs
Sharon Creech
Melanie Crowder
Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Barbara Juster Esbensen
Ralph Fletcher
Douglas Florian
Kristine OíConnell George
Nikki Grimes
Karen Hesse
Mary Ann Hoberman
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Angela Johnson
Lindsay Lee Johnson
Tony Johnston
Myra Cohn Livingston
Tony Mitton
Jack Prelutsky
Cynthia Rylant
Laura Purdie Salas
Alice Schertle
Dr. Seuss
Joyce Sidman
Marilyn Singer
Sonya Sones
Gary Soto
Eileen Spinelli
Maria Testa
Margaret Wild
Janet S. Wong
Jacqueline Woodson
Valerie Worth
Jane Yolen
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer


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Andria W. Rosenbaum
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Poetry

is a crisp, crimson apple

plucked from a living limb,

bursting with bits of sun

in every bite.

Shades of scent and texture,

tart with taste--

filling your mind

with feeling.


Apple by Avital

~~~~~~~~~~~

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF WORDS
by
Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum


Iíve always loved words.
Words skipped into my ears
packed with pictures, blooming colors
growing a garden in my mind.

I didnít always love
READING.
D-e-c-o-d-i-n-g
w-o-r-d-s
o-n a p-a-g-e w-a-s
F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G

understanding
was a struggle, a puzzle,
a maze that left me lost
in a hopeless haze.

But with gentle nudges
from my parents
from teachers who cared enough
to share their time
and their patience
I didnít give up.

Some days
were like wading
during low tide.
Sometimes
I wanted to hide.

I got tired of treading water
and getting no where

until one day
I dove in and
cracked the CODE
swimming on
into reading mode.

Copyright © 2005 by
Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum.
All rights reserved.