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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a tree house in the middle of Alabama.
He is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 award-winning books from
Random House, Disney-Hyperion, Time Inc., Scholastic, Simon & Schuster,
Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Poems by Charles Ghigna appear in these anthologies and textbooks.

The 20th Century Children's Poetry TreasuryKnock at a StarRead a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme  

          Bless the Earth: A Children's Book of Prayers and Poems, (Penguin Random House, 2024)

          A Day in the Life of Math (Boyds Mills Kane, 2023)

          Where I Live: Neighborhood Poems, (Candlewick, 2022)

          Essentials of Children Literature, 10th Edition (Pearson, 2022)

          Prayers for Our Pets (Eerdmans, 2022) 

          A Universe of Rainbows (Eerdmans, 2022)

          Imperfect II: Poetry Anthology for Middle Schoolers (Tabatha Yeatts, 2022)

          For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate The Day (Eerdmans, 2021) 

          Longman English S2 Learner's Book (Pearson, 2021)     

          Empowering Students' Knowledge of Vocabulary (NCTE, 2020)

          Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving, (Pomelo Books, 2020)

          A World Full of Poems (DK Penguin Random House, 2020)

          Construction People (Boyds Mills Press, 2020)

          The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems (Candlewick, 2019)

          ThankU: Poems of Gratitude (Lerner/Millbrook, 2019)

          The Poetry of US (National Geographic, 2018)

          A Bunch of Punctuation (Boyds Mills Press, 2018)

          World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art (Abrams/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018)

          Pearson Platinum English Language Grade 4 (Pearson, 2018)

          School People (Boyds Mills Press, 2018)

          Imperfect: Poems About Mistakes for Middle Schoolers (Tabatha Yeatts, 2018)

          Building on Patterns in Kindergarten (American Printing House for the Blind, 2018)

          Children's Literature in the Reading Program (Guilford Press, 2018)

          Family Celebrations (Andrews McMeel, 2018)

          Nourish: Poetry (EGW Publishing, 2018)

          Baby Blessings (Andrews McMeel, 2017)

          Poems Are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres (Heinemann, 2017)

          Prayers to Change the World (Viva Editions, 2017)

          Just You Wait: A Verse Novella (Pomelo Books, 2016)

          Earth Blessings (Viva Editions, 2016)

          One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown, 2016)

          Get Real With Storytime (Libraries Unlimited, 2015)

          The Poetry of Science (Pomelo Books, 2015)

          Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015)

          The National Geographic Book of Nature Poems (National Geographic Society, 2015)

          The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations (Pomelo Books, 2015)

          Get Well Wishes: Poems of Comfort and Healing (Viva Editions, 2015)

          Toasts: The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion (Viva Editions, 2014)

          Essentials of Young Adult Literature, (Pearson, 2014)

          Soar! Follow Your Dreams (Andrews McMeel, 2014)

          The Poetry Friday Anthology STEM for Grades 3-5 (Pomelo Books, 2014)

          Little Things: An Anthology of Poetry (Ethos Books, 2013)

          Gratitude Prayers: Poems, Prayers, and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness (Andrews McMeel, 2013)

          The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School (Pomelo Books, 2013)

          Text Connections: Poetry, Book 4 (Benchmark Education Company, 2012)

          The Poetry Friday Anthology for Elementary School (Pomelo Books, 2012)

          Opuaddis (English-Greek Translations, Pantelis Tsibiskakis, Ed., 2012)

          All Said & Done (TAP Publishing UK, 2012)

          The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (National Geographic Society, 2012)

          And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems (Friesens Press, 2012)

          Hank Hung the Moon (NewSouth Books, 2012)

          The Illustrated Guide to Pigs (Bloomsbury, 2011)

          Love 365 (Helen Exley Giftbooks, 2011)

          Essentials of Children Literature, 7th Edition (Pearson, 2011)

          Say a Little Prayer (Chronicle Books, 2011)

          Love I See Only You (Helen Exley Giftbooks, 2010)

          The Joys of Christmas (Guideposts, 2010)

          There's No Place Like School: Classroom Poems (HarperCollins, 2010)

          Using Poetry Across the Curriculum (Libraries Unlimited, 2010)

          Live Lines (Pearson, 2010)

          Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins (NCTE, 2009)

          Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies (Little, Brown, 2009)

          As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires (Scribner, 2009)

          Literature and the Young Adult Reader (Merrill/Pearson, 2009)

          Essentials of Children Literature (Allyn and Bacon/Pearson, 2008)

          Patterns: The Storyteller (Dorling Kindersley, 2008)

          An Interruption That Lasted A Lifetime (AuthorHouse, 2008)

          Holy Smoke (University of North Carolina, 2008)

          Writing Bestselling Childrens Books (Infinite Ideas LTD, 2007)

          Poetry Power (Red Wagon Books, 2007)

          Ladybug, Ladybug (Cricket Books, 2007)

          Pound A Poem (Cancer Research, UK, 2007)

          Miracles of Motherhood (Time Warner, 2007)

          Ruling Over Monarchs (Sports Publishing, 2007)

          Whatever Remembers Us (Negative Capability Press, 2007)

          The Columbia Index to Poetry in Anthologies (Columbia University, 2007)

          Forever In Love (Andrews McMeel, 2007)

          To Have and to Hold (Time Warner, 2007)

          First Grade Textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

          Miracles of Motherhood (Time Warner, 2007)

          Reading Program Textbook (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

          The Short Book (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2007)

          Precious Cargo (Children's Literacy Guild of Alabama, 2006)

          Soliloquies of the Heart (Teoh Books, 2006)

          Immersed in Verse (Lark Books, 2006)

          Pocket Prayers (Chronicle Books, Fall 2006)

          Home Sweet Home Alabama (Sweetwater Press, 2006)

          Read A Rhyme, Write A Rhyme (Knopf, 2005)

          Contemporary Authors, Vol. 137 (Gale Research, 2005)

          Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II (Penguin, 2004)

          Something About the Author, Vol. 153 (Gale Research, 2004)

          Rolling in the Aisles: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (Meadowbrook, 2004)

          The Sporting Muse: A Critical Study of Poetry about Athletes and Athletics (McFarland, 2004)

          Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts (Thomson, 2003)

          Give Them Poetry! A Guide for Sharing Poetry with Children (Teacher's College Press, 2003)

          I Like It Here At School (Scholastic, 2003)

          Wedding Blessings (Random House, 2003)

          Salt: A Collection of Poetry on the Oregon Coast (Nestucca Spit Press, 2003)

          Harcourt Reading Program, Grade 1 (Harcourt, 2003)

          Perfect in Their Art: Poems On Boxing (Southern Illinois University, 2003)

          Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II (MacAdam/Cage, 2003)

          Introducing Nonfiction Writing (Scholastic, 2002)

          Writing: It's in the Bag (Crystal Springs Books, 2002)

          Introducing Nonfiction Writing in the Early Grades (Scholastic, 2002)

          The Companion to Southern Literature (LSU Press, 2002)

          Baby Blessings (Random House, 2002)

          Language Arts Program, Grade 1 (Harcourt, 2002)

          In Their Own Words (Children's Book Insider, 2001)

          What's Cooking in Children's Literature (Linworth Publications, 2001)

          Think Spring!/Seasons to Celebrate (Act-Two/IMP Books, 2001)

          Happy Easter/Seasons to Celebrate (Act-Two/IMP Books, 2001)

          Complete Idiot's Guide to Children's Books (Alpha Books, 2001)

          Eat Their Words: Southern Writers & Recipes (Fairhope Literary Council, 2001)

          Our Bundle of Joy (Meadowbrook, 2001)

          Books Day by Day: Anniversaries and Anecdotes (Heinemann, 2001)

          Poems: A Thematic Collection for Middle School and High School (NCTE, 2001)

          Hidden Surprises, Grade 3 (Harcourt, 2000)

          Leading Kids to Books Through Crafts (ALA Editions, American Library Association, 2000)

          Urban Nature (Milkweek Editions, 2000)

          Harcourt Brace Reading Program (Harcourt Brace, 2000)

          Family Travel: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get (Travelers' Tales Inc., 1999)

          Something About the Author, Vol. 108 (Gale Research, 1999)

          Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry (Knopf, 1999)

          Laugh Twice and Call Me in the Morning (Meadowbrook Press, 1999)

          A 20th Century Treasury of Poetry for Children (Knopf, 1999)

          Creative Writer's Handbook, 3rd Edition (Prentice Hall, 1999)

          20th-Century Italian Literature in Translation (University of Toronto, 1998)

          Lighten Up! (Meadowbrook Press, 1998)

          McDonald's Cookbook (Ronald McDonald House, 1998)

          Work and Other Occupational Hazards (Meadowbrook Press, 1998)

          Advent Cookbook (Advent Episcopal School, 1997)

          Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets (ALA Editions, American Library Association,1997)

          My Buddy (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)

          Enjoy! Invitations to Literacy (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)

          Holidays & Seasonal Celebrations (Teaching & Learning Co., 1996)

          Age Happens (Meadowbrook Press, 1996)

          Fighting Words (Black Belt Press, 1995)

          Food For Thought (Junior League of Birmingham, 1995)

          For Better or Worse (Meadowbrook Press, 1995)

          The Runner's Literary Companion (Breakaway Books, 1994)

          Familiarity Breeds Children (Meadowbrook Press, 1994)

          The Funny Side of Parenthood (Meadowbrook Press, 1994)

          If We'd Wanted Quiet (Meadowbrook Press, 1994)

          Poetry Works! The First Verse Idea Book (Simon & Schuster, 1992)

          Sticks (with X. J. Kennedy and Richard Kostelanetz) (Sticks Press, 1992)

          A New Geography of Poets (University of Arkansas, 1992)

          Mixed Voices: Poems About Music (Milkweed Editions, 1991)

          Creative Writer's Handbook (Prentice Hall, 1990)

          Alabama Poets: A Contemporary Anthology (Livingston University Press, 1990)

          North of Wakulla: Poets of Florida State University (Anhinga Press, 1989)

          Light Year (1985, '86, '87, '88, '89) (Bits Press, 1989)

          American Sports Poems (Orchard Books, 1988)

          This Sporting Life (Milkweed Editions, 1987)

          Italian-American Poets (Fordham University, 1985)

          Anthology of Magazine Verse (Monitor Book Co., 1985)

          Contemporary Literature in Birmingham (Thunder City Press, 1983)

          Confront, Construct, Complete (Hayden Book Co., 1979)

          Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters (ack.) (Houghton Mifflin, 1977)

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