Author

Kate Coombs

https://www.katecoombs.com

Biography

Kate Coombs writes poetry, middle grade fiction, and picture books for children. She currently teaches college English classes and is studying for a master’s degree to be a Reading Specialist. Kate has taught every grade from kindergarten to college. She is a lifelong bookworm and wrote her first poems in grade school, along with a Nancy Drew knock-off and short plays starring herself. Kate’s poetry collection Water Sings Blue won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award in 2012. She has written poetry about the ocean, mindfulness, and monster kids, as well as picture books ranging from fairy tale retellings to a kid who takes on the Tooth Fairy and middle grade fantasy books that play with fairy tale tropes. Kate is a great believer in revision, fairy tales, Christmas songs, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Her favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Diana Wynne Jones, and poet Billy Collins. Kate plants a little garden on her balcony each summer, well out of reach of the deer. She has taken hundreds of pictures of clouds and belongs to the Cloud Appreciation Society.

Little Naturalists: Wangari Maathai Planted Trees
Little Naturalists George Washington Carver Loved Plants
Little Poet Robert Frost: Two Roads
Little Naturalists Ansel Adams and His Camera
The Llamacorn Is Kind
Little Poet Walt Whitman: Miracles Everywhere
Little Naturalists Henry David Thoreau in the Woods
Little Poet Emily Dickinson: In Emily's Garden
I Love You
John James Audubon Painted Birds
The Adventures of John Muir
Monster School

Most Popular Kate Coombs Books

    Little Naturalists Ansel Adams and His Camera
    Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas
    The Adventures of John Muir
    Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas
    Little Naturalists Henry David Thoreau in the Woods
    Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas
    Goodnight Mr. Darcy
    Kate Coombs, Alli Arnold
    I Love You
    Kate Coombs, Carme Lemniscates
    Little Naturalists George Washington Carver Loved Plants
    Kate Coombs

Book Stats

16
Authored
0
Illustrated
8
Collaborators

All Kate Coombs Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2021Little Naturalists: Wangari Maathai Planted TreesSeth Lucas22
2021Little Naturalists George Washington Carver Loved Plants22
2020Little Poet Robert Frost: Two RoadsCarme Lemniscates22
2020Little Naturalists Ansel Adams and His CameraSeth Lucas22
2019The Llamacorn Is KindElisa Pallmer32
2019Little Poet Walt Whitman: Miracles EverywhereCarme Lemniscates22
2019Little Naturalists Henry David Thoreau in the WoodsSeth Lucas22
2019Little Poet Emily Dickinson: In Emily's GardenCarme Lemniscates22
2019I Love YouCarme Lemniscates22
2019John James Audubon Painted BirdsSeth Lucas22
2019The Adventures of John MuirSeth Lucas22
2018Monster SchoolLee Gatlin40
2017Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness PoemsAnna Emilia Laitinen32
2015Goodnight Mr. DarcyAlli Arnold22
2014The Tooth Fairy WarsJake Parker32
2012Water Sings BlueMeilo So36

Collaborators

Seth Lucas
Alli Arnold
Carme Lemniscates
Anna Emilia Laitinen
Lee Gatlin
Meilo So
Jake Parker
Elisa Pallmer