Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author Study: Byrd Baylor

Byrd Baylor lives in the Southwest and often writes of the desert. Her second-person prose poetry speaks to the reader, sharing wisdom, ceremony, and adventure as it connects you to the natural world. Her books are uniquely structured in a voice that is completely accessible, but is also profound and thought-provoking. With texts often paired with Peter Parnall's simple, yet multi-layered illustrations, Baylor shares her insight into the human-nature connection.

Whether used for a lyrical read-aloud or curriculum connections, Baylor's books are a sure thing.

Arizona Public Media - A Visit with Byrd Baylor

A few of my favorites:


  1. Yay ... two of those are my faves, too. I can't wait to check out the other two, which I haven't seen. Thanks, Laura!


  2. Which two, Barbara? Mine is Everybody Needs A Rock. A colleague introduced me to it and we used it for an intro to our third grade Rocks & Minerals unit. So fun!

  3. thanks for this intro into her other books! I did a review on "Everyone needs a rock" for PPBF once. I loved that book! I"ll check her others. I'm sure they will please.

  4. I'm not familiar with Ms Baylor! These books look beautiful! Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to be looking for all of them!