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Charles Ghigna
204 West Linwood Drive
Homewood, AL 35209

Hometown: Homewood, AL


Publications and Awards

The Night the Forest Came to Town, Orca, 2018
Who Can?, Orca, 2018
First Times, Orca, 2017
Strange Unusual Gross & Coll Animals, Animal Planet-Time Inc, 2016
A Parade of Puppies, Orca, 2016
A Carnival of Cats, Orca, 2015
Lucy Goose, Capstone, 2015
Cuddle Bunny, Capstone, 2015
Adeline Porcupine, Capstone, 2015
Bobby Bear, Capstone, 2015
Halloween Ghosts, Abrams, 2013
Planting a Seed, Picture Window Books, 2012
The Wonders of Water, Picture Window Books, 2012
Recycling Is Fun!, Picture Window Books, 2012
Picking Up the Park, Picture Window Books, 2012
Carnival of Cats, Pajama Press, 2012
I See Spring, Picture Window Books, 2011
I See Summer, Picture Window Books, 2011
I See Fall, Picture Window Books, 2011
I See Winter, Picture Window Books, 2011
Barn Storm, Random House, 2010
Snow Wonder, Random House, 2008
Score! 50 Poems To Motivate and Inspire, Abrams, 2008
Halloween Night, paperback reprint, Scholastic, 2007
Love Poems, paperback reprint, Crane Hill Publishers, 2007
Halloween Night, Mini Edition, Running Press, 2006
Halloween Night, Scholastic, 2005
Love Poems, Mini Edition, Sweet Water Press, 2005
Oh My, Pumpkin Pie!, Random House, 2005
Dylan the Smokey Dragon, Maris, West & Baker, 2005
If You Were My Valentine, Simon & Schuster, 2005
Animal Tracks: Wild Poems To Read Aloud, Abrams, 2004
Halloween Night: Twenty-one Spooktacular Poems, Running Press, 2003
A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys, Boyds Mills Press, 2003
One Hundred Shoes, Random House, 2002
The Alphabet Parade, River City Kids, 2002
Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity, River City Press, 2001
Christmas Is Coming, Charlesbridge, 2000
Mice Are Nice, Random House, 1999
See the Yak Yak, Random House, 1999
Animal Trunk: Silly Poems To Read Aloud, Abrams, 1999
Love Poems, Crane Hill, 1999
Riddle Rhymes, Disney/Hyperion, 1995
Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose, Disney/Hyperion, 1994
The Day I Spent the Night in the Shelby County Jail, Best of Times, 1994
The Best of Snickers, Best of Times, 1994
Good Cats Bad Cats, Disney/Hyperion, 1992
Good Dogs Bad Dogs, Disney/Hyperion, 1992

Play A Poem, Abrams, 2013
Essentials of Children Literature, Seventh 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
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, 2008
Patterns: The Storyteller, Dorling Kindersley, 2008
An Interruption That Lasted A Lifetime, AuthorHouse, 2008
Holy Smoke, University of North Carolina, 2008
And others

Child Life
Children's Digest
Children's Playmate
Guideposts for Kids
Highlights for Children
Highlights High Five
Humpty Dumpty
Jack and Jill
The New York Times
Poem Train
Pre-K Today
Ranger Rick
Scholastic Storyworks
U.S. Kids
and others

Literary Awards:
PBS Reading Rainbow Honoree, 2009
National Parenting Publications Award, 2008
Chickadee Children’s Book Award, 2006
Children’s Literacy Guild of Alabama Honoree, 2003
Parents’ Choice Book Award, 2000
SEBA Notable Book Award, 2000
Alabama Library Association Award for Children’s Literature, 2000

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS