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More Pocket Poems
Dutton Children's Books

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
Sterling Books
Fall 2009

Nothing But a Dog
Dutton Children's Books
March 2010

Back in Print!!

Germs! Germs! Germs!
Scholastic 1996

Make Way for Tooth Decay
Scholastic 1999

Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels
Scholastic/​Cartwheel 1997

Selected Works

Nothing But a Dog
"Once it starts - the longing for a dog - there is no cure for it." Not checkers or kites or furry boots with zippers; not playing the trumpet or sharing movie popcorn with your friend; nothing can stop the longing for a dog. . . . Nothing - but a dog!

More Pocket Poems
Here is a fresh new collection of pocket-size poetry. This lively anthology is packed with kid-friendly poems, all eight lines or less, and features irresistibly playful artwork.

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
What could you learn from a man who devotes his life to the study of monsters? Not just witches, ghosts, and vampires, but also invisible monsters. They might be hiding inside your own computer, your family's washing machine, or your town's library. Dare to learn the truth from...

The Monsterologist

Trailblazers: Poems of Exploration
You'll find dreamers, schemers, conquerors, patriots, pirates, scientists, teachers and even kids in these 60+ poems about exploration.

Once Around the Sun
A year in poems through the eyes of a child.

Period Pieces: stories for girls
This is a collection of stories by several authors including Erzsi Deak, Kristin Embry Litchman, and many more.

My story is entitled Betrayal.

Pocket Poems
Funny, wise, thoughtful, or just plain cute, these mini poems set out to make magic and promise that a lasting love of poetry can start small.

A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems
A collection of twenty-eight raucous and rhythmic poems: a delight for the eye and ear. "Onomatopoeia has never been more fun."

NCTE Notable Book 2001

We the People
Sixty-five first-person poems make the American experience come alive through individual voices of the famous and unknown. Together they create a rich fabric of a nation. Great for family sharing or dramatic readings in schools.

Kirkus Starred Review
Booklist Top Ten Poetry Pick

Could We Be Friends? Poems for Pals
Two dozen poems, both funny and poignant, celebrate friendship, family, and community. Kim's artwork perfectly complements the poems.

Germs! Germs! Germs!
In the this fun rhyming book, germs tell it like it is from their point of view.

Partner Poems for Building Fluency
A collection of personification poems meant to be read by two or more voices.

25 Great Grammar Poems with Activities
The parts of speech are personalized in humorous rhyming poems that make them easy to remember. Lively activity pages are included to reinforce usage.
Grades 3+

The Comma

To separate, to hesitate,
To add a bit of drama,
There's nothing that can do those things
More deftly than a comma.

Copyright c2000 by Bobbi Katz

Selected Works

illustrated by Carin Berger; Greenwillow/Harper Collins 2007
illustrated by LeUyen Pham; Harcourt Books 2006
illustrated by Marilyn Hafner; Dutton March 2004
illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas; Dutton 2001
illustrated by Nina Crews; Greenwillow/Harper Collins 2000
illustrated by Joung Un Kim; Mondo Publishing 1997
illustrated by Steve Bjorkman; Scholastic 1996
Selected by Deak and Litchman; HarperCollins 2003
Professional Books
Scholastic Professional Books 2006
Scholastic Professional Books 2000