“The Boulevard Montmartre on a Christmas Morning,” Christmas Is Coming! , Metropolitan Museum of Art (Abrams, 2019); “On the Fourth of July,” The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog, edited by Paul Janeczko (Candlewick, 2019); “Tumbleweed” and “Roadside Stand,” The Poetry of Us, edited by J. Patrick Lewis (National Geographic, 2018); “Paint Me,” World Make Way, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Abrams, 2018); “Word of the Day,” Resisting Arrest, edited by Tony Medina (Jacar Press, 2016); “Body Art,” Catch Your Breath, by Laura Purdie Salas (Capstone Press, 2016); “Grampa’s Barn,” One Minute Till Bedtime, edited by Kenn Nesbitt (Little, Brown, 2016); “Breakfast Cereal,” Lullaby & Kisses Sweet, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Harry N. Abrams, 2015); “Nobody’s Birthday,” The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, complied by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2015); “Photosynthesis” and “Lift,” The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2014); “Year of the Tiger,” The Arrow Finds Its Mark, edited by Georgia Heard (Roaring Brook, 2012); “Disagreeable Fleas,” Nasty Bugs, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Dial, 2012); “And Then There’s Air,” Dare to Dream edited by Jill Corcoran (Kane Miller, 2012); “Tricera-flops,” Dizzy Dinosaurs, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (HarperCollins, 2011);”In My Hand” and “Spinners,” Falling Down the Page, edited by Georgia Heard (Roaring Brook Press, 2009); “In Here, Kitty, Kitty,” Incredible Inventions, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Greenwillow, 2009); “Making Soup,” “Best Friend,” and “Singing Down the Sun, Lessons for Climbing Inside a Poem, edited by Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack (First Hand Heinemann, 2008); “Beach Time” and “Stargazing,” Here’s a Little Poem, edited by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters (Walker, 2007);”Diamond Dark,” Faith and Doubt edited by Patrice Vecchione (Holt, 2007); “Clay,” Behind the Museum Door, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Abrams, 2007); “For Me,” Poetry Aloud Here! by Sylvia Vardell (ALA Editions, 2006); “Haircut,” Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins(HarperCollins, 2005); “Heart Art,” Valentine Hearts, edited by Lee Bennnett Hopkins (HarperCollins, 2005); “Kumquats,” Food Fight, edited by Michael Rosen (Harcourt, 1996).
The following poems from Turtle in July are featured in these books: “april is a dog’s dream,” Sylvia Vardell’s A World Full of Poems (DK, 2020); “april is a dog’s dream” and “Cat,” Lee Bennett Hopkins’s Sharing the Seasons (Simon & Schuster, 2010); “Deer Mouse,” Laura Whipple’s A Snowflake Fell (Barefoot Books, 2003); “april is a dog’s dream” and “Turtle in July,” Jack Prelutsky’s The 20th-Children’s Poetry Treasury (Knopf, 1999); “January Deer,” “March Bear,” and “Beavers in November,” Jack Prelutsky’s The Beauty of the Beast (Knopf, 1997) and in J. Patrick Lewis’s National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry (National Geographic, 2012); Cow” and “Timber Rattlesnake,” Paul B. Janeczko’s Poetry from A to Z: A Guide for Young Writers (Bradbury Press, 1994). The following poems from Footprints on the Roof (Knopf, 2002) can be found in these books: “Desert” and “Dormant Dragons” in J. Patrick Lewis’s National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry, (National Geographic, 2015); “Rain Forest” and “Prehistoric Praise” in Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston’s The Tree That Time Built (Sourcebooks, 2009). “Ants” from Fireflies at Midnight is in J. P. Lewis’s National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. “Fog,” from Sky Words is in Paul Janeczko’s Seeing the Blue Between (Candlewick, 2002). “Nothing on a Bulldog’s Face” from It’s Hard to Read a Map With a Beagle on Your Lap is featured in Dilys Evans’s Weird Pet Poems (Simon & Schuster, 1997). “Tanya” and “Sophie,” from All We Needed to Say are in Poems Are Teachers by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater (Heinemann, 2018). “Nobody’s Birthday” is reprinted in Sylvia Vardell’s A World Full of Poems. “Toasting Marshmallows” from Central Heating (Knopf, 2005) has been reprinted in Paul Janeczko’s The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog (Candlewick, 2019).
Original Short Stories:
“Shattered” in Shattered: Stories of Children and War edited by Jennifer Armstrong (Random House, 2002); “Word of the Day” in Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (Dutton, 2006); Scott Hunt, illustrator; “First Position” in SPORTS SHORTS edited by Tanya Dean (Darby Creek, 2005).
In addition, Marilyn has written innumerable teacher’s guides, catalogues and program notes on films and filmstrips. Among these are guides for Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man, David Attenborough’s The Tribal Eye, The Originals: Women in Art, and a number of films from PBS’s Nova series. She edited and wrote the introduction to A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema, published by The American Federation of Arts in 1976. She has also written scripts for The Electric Company, including an original lyric she sang on the TV show, and the narration for several shows of Video and Film Review (WNET). She was the curator of Superfilmshow!, a series of avant-garde films selected for children. She studied screen-writing at N.Y.U. with Terry Southern. Her poems have also been published in several magazines, including Yes, Encore, Corduroy and The Archer.
Her article on dog obedience trial judges, “The Mind of the Judge,” can be found in the AKC Gazette, March 1998. In October, 2000, the AKC Gazette featured “Raising the Bar,” her piece on Puppies Behind Bars, a unique program in which prison inmates raise pups to become guide dogs for the blind. She has also written six articles featured in Click magazine: “Paper Houses,” about wasp nests (February, 1999), “A Farmer’s Best Friend,” about sheepdogs (May/June, 1999), “A Dad Who Has Babies,” on seahorses (February, 2000); “Never-Ending Journey,” about the Serengeti migrations, October, 2000; “A Safe Place,” about Kruger National Park (March 2001); “Clay Castles,” about African termites, February 2002; and “Pests and Pollinators,” about insects and other garden animals, July/August, 2002.