Those Crazy Cows!

Here is some wacky stuff about cows that you might not have known! • A cow can climb up the stairs, but cannot climb down. This is because her knees cannot bend properly. • A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. • A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times…

Leapin’ Lizardology: Fun Lizard Facts

Here are some fun facts about lizards! • There are about 3,000 species of lizards. • Though most lizards have four legs, some have only two and some are even legless. • Lizards' lengths range from a few inches to more than 10 feet . • Only two species of lizard are venomous: the Gila Monster…

Voyage West

Here’s the latest poem called Voyage West. Voyage West Pa calls our wagon Prairie Schooner, says we roll at the wind’s pleasure sailing a sun-hammered sea. Sure enough, we scrape and creak, pitch and sway all day over grassy swells and wildflower waves.  We set our course west, always west.     As the sun…

The Wave – another poem

Here is another poem I call The Wave… The Wave First lap, it’s flat as a map                    folding into sky                         then a giant rolling over                  breathing salty sighs             next it’s a water dragon’s back                             where fish and swimmers fly                              last, a rumbling                                                      dark freight train                                                                that splash-and-crashes by!

Poetry

Ellen not only writes books, but also poems, for young readers. She has taught poetry to third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Some of her poems will be featured here on Kids’ Clicks for you to read! The first poem I’ll share with you is called Foursquare. Foursquare High-flying pound-bounce hit -the-ground tiger pounce  …