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Raven Howell

Children's Books and Poetry


Glimmer, Sing of Sun
Illustration by Carina Povarchik

Glimmer, Sing of Sun!

Published by Spork, June 11, 2019

This companion book to 2017’s Shimmer, Songs of Night, bursts to sunny, bright adventures where vivid colors sprout, eagles are sky painters, days are strawberry-scented, and laughter and bird twitter sets the heart alight!

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Illustration by Ann Pillcer


Published by Michelkin Publishing, May 3, 2019

A child romps through the diversity of a year, joyfully meeting and greeting birds, beaches, colorful leaf piles, and snow as cool as peppermint for a full circle of seasons in this lyrical picture book appropriate for kindergarten aged children and older.

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My Community
Illustration © Yeng Yang

My Community

Published by MacLaren-Cochrane

Using gentle rhyme to enliven a child’s day, this picture book weaves us together on a journey leading to our community. We see and meet the host of people with varied names, colors, and kinds, embracing the storyteller, offering hope for children to move into a place where harmony trumps fear.

— Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller, author of Barkface and Rootnose

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Sketch by illustrator Ann Pillcer

So You Want a Puppy?

Published by Handersen Books, due out 2019

A child celebrates love and learns what it means to have a puppy in the household through daily adventures, resulting in surprising both his parents and himself with a new request. This is the first one in a picture book series for ages 4 to 10.

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Illustration © Carina Povarchik

A Hug For the World

Published by Clear Fork Publishing, March 2018

Raven's poems, Rainbow Alphabet and Family Love are included in this anthology of poetry and short stories for children.

Raven Howell joins other talented authors and illustrators as they celebrate a worldwide hug in a new anthology. All proceeds for the book are for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

— Clear Fork Publishing

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Published by Spork, October 2017

Raven Howell's poems are whimsical, wise, and infused with a timeless sense of the joy and wonder of childhood. Both playful and profound, these poems are love-letters to Life, and remind us of the simple capacity for happiness that is our birthright.

— Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Children's Book Writer

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A Star Full of Sky

Published by Kelsay Books, August 2017

Raven Howell's short poems, packed with warmth and insight, are sure to stir a child's sense of wonder.

— Iza Trapani, author / illustrator of The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Reading this poetry, a child can relate and connect to our universe. Such wonderful imagery; makes the imagination soar! Light, flowing, and easily read.

— Jennifer Sheehan, Publisher, Bumples Magazine

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Gibber, Animal Acrostics

Dog Ear Publishing, September 2016

I was excited to come across this book! These poems are light, deep, insightful and humorous at the same time!

— Reader review

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Spinning Circles, Action Poems

Bookstand Publishing, March 2016

This picture book of verse will motivate the stingiest couch potato to activity, and get the grouchiest toddler to giggle!

— St. Mary’s Herald Harbor preschool

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Dozy Poems, Cozy Days

Dog Ear Publishing, September 2014

Dozy Poems, Cozy Days has been featured in the 2017 LIBRARY GUIDE and voted top notch reading tool for ADD, ADHD, and autistic youth.

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