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John Micklos, Jr.

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
Lisa Goodman, photographer for Beach Fun: Poems of Surf & Sand

Lisa Goodman, photographer for Beach Fun: Poems of Surf & Sand

Meet John Micklos, Jr. author & contributor to many books, including Beach Fun and The Sound in the Basement.

Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sand

Beach lovers everywhere will enjoy Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sand, a new children s picture book that pools the efforts of Newark author John Micklos, Jr. and Wilmington photographer Lisa Joy Goodman. From sand castles to sea gulls, from swimming to kite flying, the rhythmic, light-hearted poems capture the fun of a visit to the beach. Gorgeous photographs by Lisa Goodman also evoke the magic of the beach and provide a perfect complement to the text. The book, published in April 2016 by First State Press, is designed for children ages 4-12 but will appeal to beach lovers of all ages.


About John
From John's website

John Micklos, Jr. is an award-winning education journalist and the author of more than 20 books for children and young adult readers. Poetry picture books which he has compiled include Daddy Poems, Mommy Poems, Grandparent Poems, and No Boys Allowed: Poems About Brothers and Sisters, all published by Boyds Mills Press. Nonfiction books include a six-book series about the Revolutionary War for elementary students published by Enslow as well as high school-level biographies of Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Hudson, Amelia Earhart, and Jerry Spinelli (all published by Enslow), an elementary-level biography of Alexander Graham Bell (published by HarperCollins/Time for Kids), and a middle-level biography of Leonard Nimoy (published by Dillon Press). He has recently written a number of books for Capstone, including books about the Lewis & Clark expedition, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Challenger disaster, the Alamo, and the Pony Express. John also contributed to the top-selling National Geographic Kids book 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets. In fall 2015 he published a picture book titled The Sound in the Basement through his new publishing imprint, First State Press.

John has done K-12 school visits in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Maine, speaking on topics ranging from poetry writing to crafting nonfiction to principles of journalism. In fall 2015 he served as the keynote speaker for Young Authors’ Day at Keystone College in Pennsylvania. He has spoken at the national conferences of the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as state conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Visit the Presentation or Contact page to find out how to bring John to your school or conference.

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