• Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is author of FOREST HAS A SONG (2014 Golden Kite Honor Award Book for Picture Book Text and the 2013 CYBILS Poetry Award winner), EVERY DAY BIRDS, and the forthcoming READ! READ! READ!, WITH MY HANDS, and DREAMING OF YOU. She is co-author of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES and is currently writing another professional book for Heinemann. 

    A former fifth grade teacher, Amy has taught writing to teachers and students for eighteen years and happily blogs at The Poem Farm, a popular website full of poems and writing ideas.  She lives in an old farmhouse in Holland, NY with her husband Mark, their three teenagers Hope, Georgia, and Henry, and many pets.