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Books by Nancy Tupper Ling

Welcome to my site. I am thrilled that you have stopped by for a visit! I’m a children’s author, poet, librarian, bookseller (Blue Bunny Books & Toys) and wannabe knitter, not necessarily in that order. I have great fun teaching poetry to all ages. In 2002 I founded the Fine Line Poets, and I have served as a judge for numerous writing contests, including The Sandy, the Mass Book Awards, the Boston Authors Club and the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. A few awards I’m grateful to have received are: Junior Library Guild Gold Selection; Selah Awards Finalist; World Magazine, Children’s Books of the Year, Honorable Mention; Kirkus Best of Year; Massachusetts Book Award, Must Read; Delaware Diamond Award; Northern Lights Book Awards; Julia Ward Howe Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Grand Prize


A beautifully illustrated collection of poems and prayers to help children develop an appreciation for the natural world

Bless the Earth, our faithful friend,
her mountain range and river bend,
her forest green and canopy,
the hidden world of bended trees.

Bless the Earth shows the miracle of our planet Earth through beautiful imagery and delightful poetry, calling all people, young and old, to care for our wonderful world. This sweet and welcoming anthology for children ages 3-7 knits together our common humanity and the natural world in an engaging way that is simple for young readers to understand.

To order Bless the Earth, please check out Penguin’s website.

To connect to these free poetry resources, click here.

Have a sneak peek at some of the inside pages, like this title page. Isn’t it beautiful?!

“As a pediatrician and father of eight, I have never seen the need for God more than in the lives of growing children. One Perfect Plan helps fill this need by providing memorable Bible verses and kid-friendly artwork.”

—William Sears, MD, co-author of The Portable Pediatrician

It’s here! You can purchase ONE PERFECT PLAN: THE BIBLE’S BIG STORY IN TINY POEMS wherever you order books. Read about one word, one story, one promise, one God: Experience God’s redemptive plan in one sitting through various Bible stories from the Old and New Testament—and Jesus at the center of it all. Learn more HERE!

“A picture book that introduces young readers to the story of the Bible—all in one sitting!—and invites them into God’s great plan. Chau’s beautiful, flowing illustrations bring to life the story of the Bible told in Ling’s short rhymes.”

School Library Journal

And here’s the opening page . . . Creation (Genesis 1):

One word— then light breaks into darkness; the sky, the seas, and life—how wondrous!

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