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Raven Howell

Children's Books and Poetry


Book Signings, Celebrations, Festivals and more

I'm participating in The Brooklyn Book Festival this year. 
Children's Day is Saturday, September 30th from 10 - 4 pm
Brooklyn Commons Metro-Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 
Book signing, Booth 24. Stop by and say hello!

Elting Library Book Fair
93 Main Street, New Paltz NY
Book signing: Saturday, October 14th from 1-2 pm

Blodgett Public Library, Fishkill NY
Author meet and greet in December. Follow me on social media for the date!
FMI: http://blodgettmemoriallibrary.org

I'm visiting schools. Please email me:pickward[at]aol[dot]com for scheduling an author visit to your classroom or preschool environment.

I'm on a book tour. Check here for my interview and tour dates forSanta's Slip Up.


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A Colorful Beginning won the Dragonfly Award, as well as Best Book Cover; from The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Mattison Mouse Counts won Creative Child Magazine's Book of the Year Award. Earlier this year, my Book Trolls at Play recently won both the Moonbeam Children’s Best Book and The 2022 BookFest Award

Danna's Book cover The Fisherman cover

My poems (haiku) were published in How Do You Haiku compiled by Danna Smith, released September 1, 2023.

I am happy to announce I signed with Wild Cape Press to publish my book, The Fisherman and the French Flounder 2024. Pamela C. Rice is the illustrator.

At the Museum

The following poem, At the Museum, was published in Orbit Magazine

At The Museum
Dino bones,
Fossil stones,
Stars, Earth,
Planet's birth.
Mountian, sea,
Museum's unlock

Grinning Snowmen

The following poem, Grinning Snowmen, was published in Cricket Magazine

Grinning Snowmen
Old man winter
Takes his time,
Still decline.
Now icicles like dragon’s teeth
and snow plows grumbling down our street
push thoughts of eary spring away
as snowmen grin
sersolved to stay.

Jack and the Lean Stalk

A wonderful professional Story Time reading video of Jack and the Lean Stalk available on You Tube: here

More Awards

We won a Best Book Finalist award for So You want a Puppy?, the prestigious Story Monsters Approval in Cultural Diversity for My Community as well as an honorable mention from Kids Shelf Books for the cover design, and The Mom's Choice Award honoring excellence! In addition, So You Want A Puppy was awarded First Place in the Little Peeps awards, and Eek! My Ink! won the Firebird Book Award for Best Children's Picture book as well as Best Inspiriational Children's Book.