Welcome to my website!

I’m Buffy Silverman, author of nonfiction books and poetry for young readers. Much of my writing is inspired by my fascination with nature. When I was a kid, I collected bugs and climbed trees. I’m no longer much of a tree climber, but I still spend time outdoors every day, usually accompanied by my dog and camera. Taking photographs encourages me to slow down and watch closely. I’m lucky to live near a woods and lake, where there’s always something new to discover. But no matter where you live, you can observe nature right outside your door.  

Enjoy your stay, and come back soon. I’ll let you know what’s hot off the press. 

Coming soon!

Millbrook Press, September 2024

“Perfectly pitched for its audience.” —Kirkus Reviews
STARRED review!

Now Available!

Millbrook Press, October 2023

“Breathtaking images and lively text.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Sun-dazzling!” — Kirkus Reviews

“The rhyming text reads smoothly and makes use of invented language (including a ‘leaf-lunching’ moose)…This makes a good read-aloud choice…”―Booklist

2023 CLA/NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts!

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2023

“Crocus-poking, mud-luscious enjoyment.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW!

“A welcome addition to school libraries. Perfect for answering nature-related questions or crafting lesson plans.”–School Library Journal

“The well-crafted verses include expressive (sometimes invented) language that highlights the sights and sounds of late winter.”–Booklist

NCTE Notable Poetry Book, 2021
Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids, 2020