Confetti: Poems for Children

By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

Paperback: $9.95

Six Pack: $59.70

In this joyful and spirited collection, award-winning poet Pat Mora and fine artist Enrique 0. Sanchez celebrate the vivid landscape of the Southwest and the delightful rapport that children share with the natural world. Through language resounding with both English and Spanish, Confetti is also an anthem to the power of a child's imagination and pride:

I say yo soy libre, I am free, free, free, free as confetti.

Long-awaited by Ms. Mora's many fans, Confetti is a treasury to be shared with children everywhere.

Watch Pat Mora's interview with Reading Rockets

Read author Pat Mora’s letter to teachers about inspiring students with poetry in the Lee & Low Poetry Resource Guide for Teachers.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Pat Mora - Author

is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books. She is also the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Mora and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at

Photo: Cheron Bayna

Thumb_thumb Enrique O. Sanchez

has illustrated numerous award winning children's books, including LEE & LOW'S Abuela's Weave, Amelia's Road, and Confetti. A native of the Dominican Republic, he splits his time between his homes in Bass Harbor, Maine and Miami, Florida.

About This Title


Paperback: 9781880000854

Hardcover: 9781880000250

Six Pack: 9781584304258


Children's Books Mean Business
Children's Book Council (CBC)

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades K - 4

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 3


Colors, Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Poetry, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Imagination, Environment/Nature, Animals, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Optimism/Enthusiasm, Respect/Citizenship

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