Jeff’s Publications


Published Poems and Awards, Jeff Mondak

Jeff’s book The Toy Box Ate My Brother includes over 40 of his poems. In addition, many of Jeff’s poems have been published in anthologies, textbooks, and magazines:

1. “Bingo Every Sunday”

Spellbound, online edition, posted on the Spellbound website January 2003.

2. “Crash Kid’s Last Leap”

Our Hometown Voice, June, 2011. Published in the Berea/Olmstead Falls, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 14) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) edtions.

3. “Daddy’s Making Dinner”

PKA’s Advocate, February-March 2001 (Vol. 15, #1), p. 27.

Giggle Poetry (“Read “em, Rate”em Winners”), website maintained by Meadowbrook Press, posted August 10, 2001.

Wee Ones (Online Children’s Magazine), March 2002 (Issue #13).

Rolling in the Aisles: A Collection of Laugh-Out-Loud Poems (edited by Bruce Lansky), Meadowbrook Press, 2004, p. 16.

Our Favourite Recipes, St. Elizabeth’s Co-operative Nursery School, Burlington, Ontario, 2007, p. iii.

Kelmi Cuties: Best Simple Recipies, Cookbook by Geneice Duke, published by Friends and Family Cookbook Publishers, 2009, p. 139,

Our Hometown Voice, March 2011. Published in Berea, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 9), and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9)editions.

Dance Shoes for GG. 2011. Dublin, Ireland: CJ Fallon Ltd. p. 64.

Included on a standardized test in Arkansas, produced by The Learning Institute.

4. “Dear Little Brother”

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 169.

5. “First Do No Harm”

Our Hometown News (Middleburg Hts., Ohio), December 2010, p. 3.

Our Hometown News (Strongsville, Ohio), December 2010, p. 10.

6. “Fred”

PKA’s Advocate, August-September 2001 (Vol. 15, #4), p. 27.

Our Hometown Voice, April, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 3), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 11) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9) editions.

7. “Genie, Please Hurry”

PKA’s Advocate, October-November 2002 (Vol. 16, #5), p. 7.

Spider Magazine, February 2004 (Vol. 11, #2), p. 26.

Cricket Magazine, April 2004 (Vol. 31, #8), p. 31.

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, Riverside Publishing, 2005.

Recipient of a Letter of Merit from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators as a Runner-Up in the 2004 Magazine Merit Competition (for the publication in Spider, February 2004).

My Teacher’s In Detention: Kids’ Favorite Funny School Poems (edited by Bruce Lansky), Meadowbrook Press, 2006, pp. 34-5).

8. “Grandpa and My Brother”

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 181.

9. “Here is the Church”

Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater, (edited by Bruce Lansky), Meadowbrook Press, 2006, pp. 8-9.

10. “History Lesson”

PKA’s Advocate, October-November 2002 (Vol. 16, #5), p. 2.

11. “How I Became a Black Belt”

I Hope I Don’t Strike Out (edited by Bruce Lansky), Meadowbrook Press, 2008, p. 11.

Cordell Christian Home’s Resident’s Digest, November 9, 2009.

When Granny Won Olympic Gold (edited by Graham Denton), A & C Black, 2012, p. 27.

The New ICSE series Reader 4, New Saraswati House, India, 2017.

12. “International Federation of Genies”

Spellbound, Winter 2001, p. 26.

13. “The Keys to the Universe”

The School Magazine: Orbit, August 2005 (Vol. 90, #7), p. 248. (Australian magazine).

14. “The Kitchen Clock”

PKA’s Advocate, August-September 2001 (Vol. 15, #4), p. 21.

15. “Kittens, Worms and You”

Our Hometown Voice, February 2011, p. 8. Published in Beria, Ohio and Middleburg Hts., Ohio editions.

16. “Laying Down the Laws of Motion”

Song lyric published in the choral songbook Singsilver 2, National Youth Choir of Scotland, 2009.

17. “The Line”

Our Hometown News (Middleburg Hts., Ohio), December 2010, p. 3.

Our Hometown News (Strongsville, Ohio), December 2010, p. 10.

18. “Miss Helga Gunther Reinhold Schmidt”

PKA’s Advocate, June-July 2002 (Vol. 15, #3), p. 17.

19. “The Mountain”

PKA’s Advocate, August-September 2001 (Vol. 15, #4), p. 4.

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 144.

20. “My Pumpkin Was”

Spider Magazine, October 2004 (Vol. 11, #10), p. 7.

21. “The Negotiation”

PKA’s Advocate, October-November 2001 (Vol. 15, #5), p.10.

Our Hometown Voice, May, 2011. Berea, Ohio (p. 8) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) editions.

22. “Nobody Knows Where Our Bus Driver Goes”

My Teacher’s In Detention: Kids’ Favorite Funny School Poems (edited by Bruce Lansky), Meadowbrook Press, 2006, pp. 3-5).

Included on a standardized test in Arkansas, produced by The Learning Institute.

23. “Oliver’s One-Man Band”

One Minute till Bedtime (edited by Kenn Nesbitt). Little, Brown. Scheduled for publication in 2016.

The New ICSE series Reader 2, New Saraswati House, India, 2017.

24. “Pippin’s Plea”

Our Hometown News (Middleburg Hts., Ohio), December 2010, p. 3.

Our Hometown News (Strongsville, Ohio), December 2010, p. 10.

25. “Plaster”

The School Magazine: Countdown, April 2003 (Vol. 88, #3), p. 104 (Australian magazine)

26. “Pluto’s Not a Planet Anymore”

Song lyric discussed (pp. 133-4) and reprinted (pp. 169-70) in The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, W. W. Norton, 2009.

The song received extensive radio play, including on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

27. “The Reason that I’ve Got No Poem”

PKA’s Advocate, October-November 2002 (Vol. 16, #5), p. 16.

28. “The Scales of Justice”

Cricket Magzine, July 2004 (Vol. 31, #11), p.53.

29. “Snowman Sniffles”

Spider Magazine, January 2006 (Vol. 13, #1), p. 31.

30. “Sweet Sixteen”

Our Hometown Voice, February 2011, p. 8. Published in Beria, Ohio and Middleburg Hts., Ohio editions.

31. “That Awful Falafel Waffle”

PKA’s Advocate, August-September 2001 (Vol. 15, #4), p. 5.

32. “There’s a Bully in My Locker”

Song lyric published in the choral songbook Singgold 2, National Youth Choir of Scotland, 2009.

Our Hometown Voice, March 2011. Published in Berea, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 9), and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9)editions.

33. “Things I’ve Learned”

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 83.

34. “The Toy Box Ate My Brother”

Wee Ones (Online Children’s Magazine), August 2002 (Issue 18).

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 325.

Included on a standardized assessment, Durham, N.C.

35. “Ulna”

Our Hometown Voice, June, 2011. Published in the Berea/Olmstead Falls, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 14) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) edtions.

36. “Up a Tree”

PKA’s Advocate, October-November 2001 (Vol. 15, #5), p. 1.

Kites Reader 5, 2011. Delhi, India: MacMillan Publishers, p. 17.

Our Hometown Voice, May, 2011. Berea, Ohio (p. 8) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) editions.

37. “Up All Night”

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Vol. II (edited by Linda LaTourelle), Bluegrass Publishing, 2005, p. 32.

38. “The Vampire’s Dilemma”

PKA’s Advocate, June-July 2002 (Vol. 16, #3), p.11.

Our Hometown Voice, April, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 3), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 11) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9) editions.

39. “Waiting in the Dark”

Spellbound, Fall 2002, p. 25.

40. “When Jenny Joined the Wizards”

Spellbound, Spring 2002, p. 33.

41. “Windmills”

PKA’s Advocate, February-March 2001 (Vol. 15, #1), p. 16.

Our Hometown Voice, June, 2011. Published in the Berea/Olmstead Falls, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 14) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) edtions.

42. “The Wizard’s Wife”

Spellbound, Summer 2002, p. 18.

43. “Y Not”

Good Stuff 5 (English language textbook published in Sweden, edited by Carolyn Keay, Andy Coombs and Birgitta Hoas), Liber AB, 2006, p. 6.

ARTICLES ABOUT POETRY

“Children’s Poems,” Our Hometown News, December, 2010. Published in the Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 3) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 10) editions.

“A Few Words about Rhyme,” Our Hometown Voice, February, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 8) and Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 8) editions.

“More Thoughts About Rhyme,” Our Hometown Voice, March, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 9) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9) editions.

“About Limericks,” Our Hometown Voice, April, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 3), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 11) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 9) editions.

“Poems About Siblings,” Our Hometown Voice, May, 2011. Published in the Berea, Ohio (p. 8) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) editions.

“Short Poems,” Our Hometown Voice, June, 2011. Published in the Berea/Olmstead Falls, Ohio (p. 11), Middleburg Hts., Ohio (p. 14) and Strongsville, Ohio (p. 8) edtions.

 


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