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News and More

Raúl Colón Busy Creating
Pat is delighted that Raúl Colón is illustrating Bookjoy, Wordjoy, her fourth poetry collection for young readers. He previously illustrated Pat's Tomás and the Library Lady and Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart. Her previous poetry collections are Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué Rico! America's Sproutings, Confetti: Poems for Children, and This Big Sky.

Pat is full of curiosity to see Raúl's new art which she knows will be wonderful.
Tomas and the Library Lady    Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

May Hill Arbuthnot

May Hill Arbuthnot

Arbuthnot Award
Pat was honored to have been chosen to give The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture on April 15, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA. Read about her talk “Bookjoy! Alegria en los Libros!"

The 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award is an honor awarded by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award winner, selected by committee, represents the finest in children's literature and provides a forum for "new voices speaking with new insight and new emphasis in the field of children's lectures." Read more about May Hill Arbuthnot and the Award.


Take a Poetry Pause

Enjoy these audio clips of Pat reading her poems.

Listen to "Spring" from Borders.

Listen to "A River of Women" from Agua Santa: Holy Water.

Listen to "Poinsettia" from Chants.

Listen to "Ode to Sunflowers" from Adobe Odes.

Listen to "Leaf Soup" from Confetti: Poems for Children and "Halloween" from This Big Sky.

Listen to "Ode to Teachers" from Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love.

Listen to "For Georgia O'Keeffe" from Chants.

In these videos from WETV's ¡Colorín Colorado!, Pat shares poems from Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love.


In the Coming Year, Let's...

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Pat has reached a career milestone - over 1 million copies of her books have been sold!

Pat has been named as one of the "Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World" by Poets & Writers.

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