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.
Two 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.
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.)
Too Many Tomatoes NEW from Kane Miller Books! Too Many Tomatoes is a rollicking, rhyming, rhythmic read-aloud! Illustrated by Kent Culotta.
"A musical toe-tapping story. Simple rhyming couplets flow nicely throughout. Bright, upbeat and cheerful spreads celebrate life and its bounty. VERDICT: A fun-filled tale about family and gardening, recommended for storytime and gardening units."- School Library Journal
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.