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Here are a few poems that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Click image to read.

Poems in Magazines:

"Unwelcome to Opposite Island", Highlights, July 2012
"Greenfoot Gus", High Five, September 2012
"The Grumpy Hiker", Highlights, October 2013 

"Yummy Noodles", High Five, November 2013
"Mystery Dinner", Spider, April 2013
"Ocean Beach", Highlights, August 2013 

"Four Fun Chicks", Hello, Vol. 2, #3, (Spring 2014)
"Firefly Wishes", High Five, September 2014
"Baxter, the Cleaning Dog", Highlights, April, 2015
"Dressed for Easter", Highlights, April, 2015
"Dance Your Way", High Five, September, 2015
"Bella's Pizza Pie", High Five, February 2016
"Working Hard", High Five, February 2016
"Mi-cycle", Ladybug, April 2016
"Flying", High Five, May 2016

"Sticky Situation", Ladybug, Jan 2017

"Silly Tilly's Garden", Highlights, July, 2017

"Night's Canvas", Highlights, July, 2017

"Spring Garden", High Five, May 2018

"Spring Scooter", High Five, April 2017

"Apple Picking", High Five, Oct 2017

"Camping Surprise", Highlights, August 2018

"Automatic Baseball Hat", Highlights, Jan 2020
"Puppy Power", High Five, Oct 2019

"Friends!", Ladybug, June 2021

"Mid-Autumn Festival", Spider Sep 2021

"Ocean Unicorn", High Five, Jan 2020

"Have You Met a Yeti Yet?", Highlights, Jan 2021

"How a Pizza Became the Moon", Ladybug, Feb 2021

"Garden on the Roof", Ladybug, Sep 2021

"Clown School", The School Magazine of Australia, Sep 2021

"The Hippo Upstairs", Countdown, The School Magazine of Australia, Nov 2021

"Coloring Magic", Ladybug, July/Aug 2022

"Lights Out", Highlights, Aug 2022

"Longbeard the Hairy Pirate", Orbit, The School Magazine of Australia, Issue 7, August 2022

"Disguise Depot", Touchdown!, The School Magazine of Australia, August 2022

"Christmas Star" (wordless story), High Five, Dec 2022

"Coming Soon to a Dog Near You", Blast Off!, The School Magazine of Australia, July 2022

"Ocean Secrets", Blast Off!, The School Magazine of Australia, March 2023 

"Bug Fashion", Blast Off!, The School Magazine of Australia, June 2023

"Colour Confusion", Blast Off!, The School Magazine of Australia, May 2023

"The Thingamajig", High Five, March 2023

"Dog Camouflage", TBA, The School Magazine of Australia

"The Colour of a Polar Bear", Blast Off!, The School Magazine of Australia, Oct 2023

"Sunset Sundae", TBA, The School Magazine of Australia

"Waddle You Do?", TBA, The School Magazine of Australia

"Sea Circus", TBA, High Five

"Oodles of Poodles, TBA, High Five

"A String", TBA, The School Magazine of Australia

"For Those Big Jobs", Spider, October 2023

Poetry Anthologies:


"Diary of a Sweatshirt: The Best Day Ever!"appears in the award-winning poetry anthology, THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE (Lerner/Millbrook, September 2019), edited by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Marlena Myles. The anthology explores themes of thankfulness and gratitude through poems written by contributors including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen.


"Granny Gristle's Birthday" appears in the poetry anthology FIRE BURN, CAULDRON BUBBLE: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson (Bloomsbury UK, 2020). Edited by Paul Cookson and beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of classic, established and rising poets. Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end!


Diana's poem "Transformed" appears in MOONSTRUCK (Otter-Barry Books UK, June 2019), a poetry anthology to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landing with a combination of the best from the past, featuring classic poems by Basho, Frost, Stevenson and Walter de la Mare, with brand new poems by poets writing for children today. Edited by Roger Stevens and beautifully illustrated by Ed Boxall.

Oh Summer Books

Diana's poem/song "Oh Summer Books"appears in POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY: CELEBRATIONS, edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell. The anthology features poems in English and Spanish by 115 poets. It is available in a Teacher/Librarian Edition and a bilingual Studendition, and there are lots of activities and additional material online. A poem for every week of the year!


"Bug Band"appears in THE BEE IS NOT AFRAID OF ME (The Emma Press, UK, March, 2021), edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore, with illustrations by Emma Wright.This is an anthology of wild and wonderful children’s poems which will educate and excite youngsters about the fascinating world of insects.

"Synchronized Roberta" appears in the poetry anthology, AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!: A GLOBAL GATHERING OF SPORTS POEMS (2012), edited by Heidi B. Roemer and Carol-Ann Hoyte, and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester. The anthology features the works of 50 poets including J. Patrick Lewis, David L. Harrison, and Laura Purdie Salas.

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