Shimmer, Songs of Night
For a child, the time between sundown and sunup can be an enchanting world of mystery and fun, a time when fairies dance, night creatures creak and hum, and stars reign over all. What are a child’s thoughts when he or she hears the evening’s first cricket, has a sleepover with friends, or looks up at the stars and wonders, “What’s up there?”
"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 author
About Raven Howell (Hudson Valley, New York Author)
Growing up between the city of Philadelphia and the rural beautiful New Jersey shoreline, I’ve written poetry since childhood. My writing has taken me to many adventures – from a career at Atlantic Records in NYC as a songwriter, a greeting card verse writer, to a focus on children’s poetry.
Over the years I’ve had several children’s picture books published, and most recently authored, Shimmer/Songs of Night (Spork/2017), A Cheer for the Year (Spork/2018), A Star Full of Sky (Daffydowndilly/2017), and My Community (MacClarenCochrane Publishing/2018).
I write poetry and have artwork in a variety of magazines such as Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Hopscotch, Stinkwaves, Fun for Kidz, Cricket, Spider, Parents and Children Together, Hello Highlights, High Five, and The Friend Magazine. My work is included in anthologies, DVD’s and CD’s. I have received awards for poetry from the SCBWI and Poetry Soup, and enjoy presenting children’s writing workshops.