Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category

and other seaside poems
NF Picture Book
Pages: 0
Themes: poetry, seaside, beaches
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2012
Bookmark and Share
Driftwood Dragons is a collection of thirty-four lyrical seaside poems for children. Inspired by the coastline and accompanied by whimsical illustrations, these poems are celebrations of the coastal environment. From an ode to a beach flea to a short conversation with a snail, Driftwood Dragons perfectly captures the beauty, diversity and joy to be found at East Coast beaches.

CM Magazine - September 7, 2012
"Each verse contains astute observation and pithy details that heighten the reader's awareness of ordinary objects seen in and around the sea that often go unnoticed...Adding greatly to the charm of the book are the illustrations of Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo. Every poem has its own related illustration, and the delicate watercolors capture the tenor of each verse perfectly...With its attractive layout and harmony of text and illustrations, Driftwood Dragons and Other Seaside Poems is a book that invites the young reader to browse and ponder."


Hackmatack English Non-Fiction nominee  | 2013 | Short-listed

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit our Teacher Resources website to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teachers' Guides

Resource Guides

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers


Reading Strategies