Elisabeth Norton, author 

These are some of my recent publications.


My poem "To the Pansy by the Front Door" is part of the wonderful anthology Imperfect II poems about perspective: an anthology for middle schoolers, edited by Tabatha Yeatts. This poem was inspired by a real pansy that grew by the front door of our house when I was in middle school and high school. 

This book makes a wonderful gift for middle schoolers and a great addition to school and classroom libraries. You can find out more about the book and its contributors here and order your own copy here.


I'm honored to be among the poets featured in this book of alphabet poems about foods we eat, aimed at children from preschool - grade 2. With back matter, including links to resources, this is perfect for both personal and educational use. All profits go to support the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund. You can buy your copy here

Cover of the book 10.10: Celebrating 10 in 10 different ways, edited by Bridget Magee


I have two poems in the 10.10 Anthology, edited by Bridget Magee. Click on the cover to peek inside and order your copy at Amazon.com.

I've written several projects for the Korean publisher of English language learning materials, Kyowon DoYoSe.

2021: 

Several screenplay adaptations of classic fables. Written to specific criteria including the number of scenes and the use of key words and phrases.

Multiple lessons in an English language learning curriculum for CEFR level A1 learners, written to specific educational criteria (key phrases, specific word-counts), including fiction and nonfiction texts, dialogues and monologues. Topics included: science, children around the world, caring for pets.

2020:

Several screenplay adaptations of classic fairy tales, including song lyrics. Written to specific criteria including number of scenes and the use of key words and phrases.

2018:

A picture book written to specific educational criteria (key word, phrases, word-count) set by the publisher Kyowon for their Doyose series of books designed to teach English as a second language.


The fish won't play with Freddie because he has legs, and the squirrels won't play with him because he comes from the pond. Freddie the frog finds an unlikely friend in a robot named Robbie.

A picture book written to specific educational criteria (key word, phrases, word-count) set by the publisher Kyowon for their Doyose series of books designed to teach English as a second language.


When John's friends make fun of him for crying, he wishes he would never cry again. Soon John realizes  his grandfather was right: when his wish came true, John gave up more than his tears.