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Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna

Author's Bio

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than 5000 poems and 100 books for children and adults from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Capstone and other publishers.  His books have been featured on ABC’s "Good Morning America," PBS, and NPR.  His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights.  His poems also appear in the national SAT and ACT tests.  He serves as editorial advisor for the U.S. Kids magazines and is a former poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation.  He has presented poetry readings at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America, and at hundreds of schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Learning Parade: Colors (Capstone Press, 2013), Learning Parade: Letters (Capstone Press, 2013), Learning Parade: Numbers (Capstone Press, 2013), Learning Parade: Shapes (Capstone Press, 2013), I See Fall (Capstone Press, 2012), I See Spring (Capstone Fiction, 2012), I See Summer (Capstone Press, 2012), I See Winter (Capstone Press, 2012), My Little Planet: Picking Up the Park (Capstone Press, 2012), My Little Planet: Planting a Seed (Capstone Press, 2012), My Little Planet: Recycling Is Fun (Capstone Press, 2012), My Little Planet: The Wonders of Water (Capstone Press, 2012), Barn Storm (Random House, 2010), SCORE! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire (Harry N. Abrams, 2008), Snow Wonder (Random House, 2008), If You Were My Valentine (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Oh My, Pumpkin Pie! (Random House, 2005), Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud (Abrams, 2004), A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys (Boyds Mills Press, 2003), Halloween Night (Running Press, 2003), One Hundred Shoes (Random House, 2002), The Alphabet Parade (River City Publishing, 2002), Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity (River City Publishing, 2001), Christmas Is Coming! (Charlesbridge, 2000), Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud (Harry N. Abrams, 1999), Love Poems (Crane Hill, 1999), Mice Are Nice (Random House, 1999), See the Yak Yak (Random House, 1999), Plastic Soup: Dream Poems (Black Belt Press, 1998), Riddle Rhymes (Hyperion Books, 1995), Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose (Hyperion Books, 1994), Good Cats Bad Cats (Hyperion Books, 1992), Good Dogs Bad Dogs (Hyperion Books, 1992)
Journals:
Harper's, Rolling Stone, Southern Poetry Review, The New Yorker

Charles Ghigna Resume

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Listing last updated: March 28, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Homewood, AL

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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