Carole Gerber

Children's Author and Poet


Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More: Nature Poems for Two Voices (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, 2013)

If seeds, bees and butterflies could talk, what would they say? And what would young readers learn about natural science? Here’s a chat between two seeds from Carole’s new book illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.  See his paintings and previous books at

We Can Fly

Wheeee!  I fly by helicoptering.  
  I move by parachute.
I took off from a maple tree
inside my whirling suit.    
  I launched my gentle journey
from a dandelion’s head.
I rotate as I travel.  
  I choose to drift instead.
Well, I’ve met gliders on my trips.  
  And I’ve watched spinners spin.
No matter how seeds fly around . . .  
We’re carried by the wind.

Reviews to come

Spring Blossoms (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013)

Spring is bursting out all over.  The sun is out.  It’s warm.  Let’s go!

Trees, so bare and plain in winter, are dressed up for their yearly show.

The third book in her trees series, Spring Blossoms, follows Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees in Carole’s exploration in verse of the splendor of trees. Like its predecessors, Blossoms is illustrated by Leslie Evans whose artistic interpretation of Carole’s words is stupendous. Leslie Evans’ website is

Website © 2011 by Betsy Bloom and Yolanda Gonzalez • Spot art from Winter Trees © 2008 by Leslie Evans.