I'm Eric Ode, an author, songwriter, and poet for kids and families. I'm glad you stopped by! Here you can learn about my author visit assemblies and workshops for schools and my music and poetry programs for libraries. You can check out my schedule for upcoming concerts and events, read a few poems, and take a peek at my books and CDs. Those links above take you to other pages in my children's music and poetry web site. Enjoy! Oh, and while you're here, drop me an email. I'd look forward to hearing from you.
Larry Gets Lost in San Diego Wonderful surprise! An advanced copy of Larry Gets Lost in San Diego hit my mailbox recently. Published by Little Bigfoot Books, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, and co-authored with illustrator John Skewes. (Coming to your favorite book story November 2017!)
Three New Poetry Anthologies! One Minute Till Bedtime Former Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most celebrated poets of our time, including Jack Prelutsky, Nikki Grimes, Jane Yolen, and many more. (You'll find Eric's Bath Timetucked in there as well.) One Minute Till Bedtime has received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews.
Pet Crazy: A Poetry Friday Power Book
Pet Crazy is a story in poems and a writing journal that contains twelve PowerPacks with creative activities to get your children (K-3) thinking, drawing, reading, and writing about cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, and more! The book features the work of the dynamic team of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, illustrator Franzi Paetzold, and 12 poets: Kristy Dempsey, Helen Frost, Janice Harrington, Eric Ode, Laura Shovan, Eileen Spinelli, Elizabeth Steinglass, Don Tate, Padma Venkatraman, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Tamera Will Wissinger. This book will get your kids barking up the WRITE tree!
Is This a Poem? Join popular poet Roger Stevens for a trip through the different types of poetry: from advertising jingles to football chants, and from free verse to rap. Then, why not have a go at writing a poem of your own? (You'll find Eric's A Poem is a Fragile Thing in this wonderful collection.)
Science & Children Magazine The September and November issues of Science & Children each feature a science poem from Eric. Science & Children is published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
Rock Nocturnal We've gone to the DARK side! My newest CD has just been recognized with a 2015 CD of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine and a Parents' Choice Silver Honors Award! The album is a rockin' celebration of dirt diggers and nighttime critters.