Just right for bedtime...this hushed cadence is certain to soothe...
Kirkus Review of Someone's Sleepy
Internationally Published Children's Author, Speaker, Communications Director

Bestselling, award-winning  books
Deborah’s books have been included in the Reading is Fundamental Macy’s 2015 Multicultural Collection and The New York Times 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. They have won the Family Choice Award, two NAPPA Gold Awards and  the Eureka Silver Book Award for Nonfiction. Her books have been published in many languages and been included in major school anthologies in the US, Canada and UK. Her lullaby book Someone’s Sleepy is also a lullaby song download by Grammy winner Tom Chapin. Her 14 books include Jimmy the Joey, The Spelling Bee Before Recess and Into the A,B,Sea, which has sold a quarter million copies. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her first book, The People Who Hugged the Trees, which was performed recently by Northeastern University in Chicago and children’s theater companies in Europe.

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(c) 2015 Deborah Lee Rose/www.deborahleerose.com/Free use for home, schools or nonprofit education organizations/For permission to reprint or adapt, email deborahleerose@sbcglobal.net/Special thanks to Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific Grove, California whose annual haunted house inspired this poem

A Spooky Rhyme
by Deborah Lee Rose

Peek inside the cobwebbed door.
Tiptoe ‘cross the creaky floor.
Peer around the darkened room,
thick with dust and haunted gloom.

Feel a shiver in the air.
Who knows what fiends are lurking there.
A ghost jumps out along the way!
Spooky sounds begin to play…

Shrieking goblins, hooting owls,
moaning ghosts and werewolf howls.
Hissing cats and rattling bones,
curdling screams and zombie groans.

A mummy rises from the dead!
Frankenstein removes his head.
Three witches stir a bubbling stew
and offer you a bite, or two.

Dracula unfurls his cape—
Too late! Now there is NO escape…
You feel your heartbeat freeze with fright.
But wait—is that a glimpse of light?

Just one way out. No time to spare!
Duck past the ghost that lingers there.
Race back across the creaky floor
and rush outside the cobwebbed door.

Safe now from that haunted den…
until it’s time to go


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Meet Deborah
Deborah Lee Rose

Deborah Lee Rose

ILA’s Literacy Today interview with Deborah
Contra Costa Times article about Deborah’s Awards

Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of bestselling children’s books. Her 14 books include her three newest books—The Spelling Bee Before Recess, Someone’s Sleepy, and Jimmy the Joey. She is now working on a book about the rescue of an injured raptor, coauthored with an internationally known raptor biologist. Her books have been chosen for the Reading is Fundamental/2105 Macy’s Multicultural Collection, won the Family Choice Award, twice won the NAPPA Gold Award, and been named to the NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. She is an inspiring and engaging speaker for professional conferences, public book events and schools—where many teachers tell her “You are the BEST author assembly we ever had!” She is also the national blogger for the award-winning STEM activity website Howtosmile.org. To arrange an author presentation or school visit, contact Deborah at Deborahleerose@sbcglobal.net.

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