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Download FALLING UP today!

October 2020

It's that time of year to fall in love with FALLING UP.

For ease of reading, FALLING UP is now available for digital download!

A Light in the Attic e-book edition is here!

April 2020

The timeless classic is now available in e-book format for easy on-the-go reading!

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Where the Sidewalk Ends e-book has arrived!

October 2019

The classic book of poetry is now available in e-book format!

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Runny Babbit Returns is here!

September 2017

Runny Babbit, the loveable star of Shel Silverstein's New York Times bestselling poetry book, is back!

Check out the book trailer and the Educators' Guide!

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Runny Babbit Returns to the green woods on September 19th!

February 2017

Creative spoonerisms and uproarious characters bound from the page in this next installment of Shel Silverstein's endearingly befuddled Runny Babbit.

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Return to the Magic of Shel Silverstein!

January 2015

Happy New Year! We invite you to return to the magic of Shel Silverstein this year with special editions of two poetry classics: Falling Up Special Edition, with 12 never-before-published poems, and the 10th anniversary edition of Runny Babbit.

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Happy Poetry Month!

April 2014

It’s that time of year again, Shel Silverstein fans . . . Happy Poetry Month! We’re celebrating with all-new, FREE resources for Poetry Month and beyond, including . . .

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Celebrating Shel Silverstein!

February 2014

Put on your party hats, Shel fans! This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Giving Tree, as well as the anniversaries of five other Shel Silverstein classics—Don’t Bump the Glump!; A Giraffe and a Half; Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back; and Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, as well as the 40th anniversary of Where the Sidewalk Ends.

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Lafcadio Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before!

September 2013

While it may be Lafcadio’s 50th birthday this year, we have a special gift for YOU...

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Happy 50th Birthday, Lafcadio!

September 2013

Everyone’s favorite lion, Lafcadio, turns 50 this year, so we’re marking this milestone celebration of Shel Silverstein’s first children’s book with a brand-new anniversary edition of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back, now with the vintage, full-color jacket from 1963...

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Welcome to the new ShelSilverstein.com!

August 2013

If things look a bit different around here, it’s because they are: we’ve redesigned Shel Silverstein’s digital home to give you a more user-friendly and simple-to-navigate site. You’ll now be able to more easily search for your favorite books, play the fun interactive games such as “Practice Being a Poet,” send e-cards to your friends, and download activities for kids to learn in the classroom and at home. So, come, take a look around!

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A Poetry Month Shelebration® Event

April 2013

It’s time to start the Shelebration® event—Poetry Month 2013 is here! This year, we’ve drawn upon poems from across Shel Silverstein’s classic poetry books—Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and...

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Shelebrate Shel Silverstein All Year Long!

September 2012

We’ll feature a new book on our Shel Silverstein Facebook page each month, along with weekly content from the featured title for kids, parents and teachers, and librarians. Start Your Week With Shel!

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Every Thing On It

May 2012

Shel Silverstein, beloved author of the acclaimed and bestselling poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up, has a brand-new book of poetry published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in September 2011. This is only the second original book to be published since Silverstein’s passing in 1999. With more than 130 never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives, this collection follows in the tradition and format of his acclaimed poetry classics.

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Shelebrate Poetry Month 2012

May 2012

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to Shelebrate than with Shel Silverstein?

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