I'm very excited to be revealing the cover of my upcoming debut picture book, There Was An Old Gator Who Swallowed A Moth, launching February 15, 2019, but first a little bit about the book and my journey. First let me say, since I come to children's literature via poetry, I am very happy that my first solo book is in rhyme, and cumulative rhyme to boot.
A big shout out of thanks also to my editor and publicists at Pelican Publishing. You all did and continue to do an amazing job! I'll be forever grateful to you for bringing my first picture book to life.
B. J. Lee is a children’s author and poet. Her picture book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, is launching with Pelican Publishing on February 15, 2019. She has poems in 25 poetry anthologies published by Little, Brown, Wordsong, BloomsburyUK, National Geographic, Otter-Barry Books, Pomelo Books, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has worked with anthologists Lee Bennett Hopkins, J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt. She has written poems for such children’s magazines as Spider, Highlights and The School Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @bjlee_writer.
Includes my poem "Skateboard Girl"
Includes my poem "The Red Crabs of Christmas Island"
Coming in 2018 National Geographic's book of US: 200 Poems of People, Places, and Passions (edited by J. Patrick Lewis.)
Will include my poem, "Groundhognostication"
Includes my story, "Alice and Snowball"
Includes my poem, "High Dive"
Includes my nominated poem, "Dream Train"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Tortoise's Encounter"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Legend of the Flying Dutchman"
Includes my poem, "A Streetcar Named Happily Ever After"