Donna Marie Merritt is the author of seven books of poetry . . . Bible Poems for Reflection and Response (2020), No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk (2017), We Walk Together (2015), Her House and Other Poems, (2013), What’s Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life (2012), Cancer, A Caregiver’s View (2011), and Job Loss, A Journey in Poetry (2010). Click here for more about her poetry.

Merritt's poems have also appeared in magazines, school reading programs, language arts books, and American Library Association’s Book Links, along with anthologies such as Yale Medical Group's Caduceus, the Garbanzo Literary Journal, and for children, National Geographic's Book of Nature Poetry and Little, Brown's One Minute Till Bedtime. The newest is National Geographic's The Poetry of Us.

Teensy Meensy Mice is her seventeenth children's book. Click here for more about her children's books.

A Special Message from Donna for Kids...

Hi! I am a lucky grown-up. I'm lucky because I LOVE my job. My job is to write. I write children's books, poems, and stories for magazines and reading programs. What could be better than that?

Did you guess my job? That's right! I'm an author. Would you like me to come to YOUR school, read from my books, and answer your questions? Your teacher, librarian, principal, parent, or guardian can ask about school visits through my CONTACT page.