Previous Anthologies by The Writers' Loft

This brand-new collection celebrates the joys of poetry and love of animals for children of all ages. From anteater to vulture, limerick to free verse, and water color to digital drawing, AN ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS is an all-encompassing introduction to a diverse variety of animals, poetry, and illustration techniques for the young reader and artist.

Undiscovered poets' and illustrators' work sits side by side with never-before-seen work of accomplished authors and artists like Jane Yolen, Josh Funk, and Brian Lies. Poetry is a compelling way for children to experience the art of storytelling through word and art. This anthology takes the reader on a journey from funny to poignant, wistful to thrilling, imaginative to realistic. Through over thirty authors and illustrators, discover new wonders in this joyous collection. And three seek-and-find activities in the back matter makes this book a great addition for teachers, librarians, and families.

The book is available at these online retailers:

Congratulations to the authors, illustrators, and designers, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to create this book!



Our first anthology, FIRSTS, is available on Amazon. The stories here focus on the theme of "first." Here are the authors who appear in the anthology.

  • Kristine Carlson Asselin, The Way Out (First Place)

  • Deborah Norkin, The Last First (Second Place)

  • Dave Pasquantonio, The Debut (Third Place)

  • Kari Allen, Introduction

  • Sandy Budiansky, College 101

  • Elaine D’Alessandro, The Wiggly Tooth

  • Angela Dell’Isola, Red

  • Papa J Funk, The Ballad of Mr. Zibb

  • Thea Iberall, The First Time I Closed An Airport

  • Heather Kelly, The Wall

  • Carol Lach, The First Day of the Rest of My Life

  • Wendy McDonald, First Comes Love

  • Lisa Rogers, First Jobs

  • Warren Ross, Limericks

  • Kristin Russo, The Text

  • Charlotte Sheer, How Can It Be?

  • Cathy Stenquist, A Glimpse Into Her Journey

  • Jane Sutton, In Love, At First Sound

  • Pam Vaughan, My First Race

  • Kristen Wixted, First Time Smuggler

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