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 Seattle - 10th Anniversary Edition Wonderful surprise! An advanced copy of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Larry Gets Lost in Seattle hit my mailbox recently. Co-authored with illustrator John Skewes, this edition features all new text and illustrations. I was not involved in the original release of this book and am so pleased to have been asked to rewrite the story and factoids for this updated version. (Now at your favorite book store!)
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.)
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.