Melissa Gish 

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List of Current Publications

"Writing for No Reason: A Conversation with Josh Malerman." Aji, Fall 2018, pp. 16-25.

 ajimagazine.com.

Down in the Ocean: Coral Reef Communities. Creative Education, 2018.

Down in the Ocean: Deep Sea Mysteries. Creative Education, 2018.

Down in the Ocean: Frozen Realms. Creative Education, 2018.

Down in the Ocean: Seafloor Scavengers. Creative Education, 2018.

Down in the Ocean: Spineless Sea Creatures. Creative Education, 2018.

Down in the Ocean: Tidepool Treasures. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Anteaters. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Black Bears. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Eels. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Hyenas. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Puffins. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Red Pandas. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Salamanders. Creative Education, 2018.

Living Wild: Tapirs. Creative Education, 2018.

“A Little Promise: The Poetry of Richard Robbins.” Aji, Fall 2017, pp. 16-19. 

www.ajimagazine.com.

Living Wild: Elk. Creative Education, 2017. 

Living Wild: Lemurs. Creative Education, 2017. 

Living Wild: Llamas. Creative Education, 2017. 

Living Wild: Pelicans. Creative Education, 2017.

Living Wild: Prairie Dogs. Creative Education, 2017. 

Living Wild: Seahorses. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Alligators. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Killer Whales. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Lions. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Piranhas. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Sharks. Creative Education, 2017. 

X-Books: Snakes. Creative Education, 2017.

"Power and Inspiration: Two Women Writers Talk about Their Culture and Art." Aji, Spring 

     2017, pp. 24-29, www.ajimagazine.com.

"Crime, Creativity, and Craft: Novelist Allen Eskens Answers My Questions About the Best Book 

     I've Read in Years." Aji, Fall 2016, pp. 18-22, www.ajimagazine.com.

Living Wild: Armadillos. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Foxes. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Manatees. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Ostriches. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Peacocks. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Rays. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Sloths. Creative Education, 2016. 

Living Wild: Snow Leopards. Creative Education, 2016. 

"Song of My Students." [Poem]. Work Literary Magazine, 22 August 2016,

www.workliterarymagazine.com.

“In the Breath of History: Tamam Kahn Reveals the Past Through Poetry.” Aji, Spring 2016, 

pp. 17-23, www.ajimagazine.com.

Living Wild: Bighorn Sheep. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Crabs. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Falcons. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Iguanas. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Jellyfish. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Meerkats. Creative Education, 2015. 

Living Wild: Raccoons. Creative Education, 2015.

Living Wild: Storks. Creative Education, 2015.

“Horror and Effort: A Conversation with Ron Reikki.” Aji, Fall 2015, 

pp. 16-22, www.ajimagazine.com.

“Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with Alex Nodopaka.” Aji, Spring 2015, pp. 19-26, 

www.ajimagazine.com.

Living Wild: Beavers. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Brown Bears. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Flamingos. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Geckos. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Hawks. Creative Education, 2014.

Living Wild: Sea Turtles. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Wild Horses. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Wolverines. Creative Education, 2014. 

Living Wild: Antelopes. Creative Education, 2013.

Living Wild: Chameleons. Creative Education, 2013.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Oct. 2013

Living Wild: Chimpanzees. Creative Education, 2013.

Living Wild: Frogs. Creative Education, 2013.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Oct. 2013

Living Wild: Hippos. Creative Education, 2013.

Living Wild: Octopuses. Creative Education, 2013.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Oct. 2013

Living Wild: Skunks. Creative Education, 2013.

Living Wild: Walruses. Creative Education, 2013.

Living Wild: Camels. Creative Education, 2012.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2012

Living Wild: Cougars. Creative Education, 2012.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2012

Living Wild: Piranhas. Creative Education, 2012.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Dec. 2012

Living Wild: Sea Lions. Creative Education, 2012.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2012

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Dec. 2012

Living Wild: Tortoises. Creative Education, 2012.

Living Wild: Vultures. Creative Education, 2012.

Living Wild: Woodpeckers. Creative Education, 2012.

Living Wild: Zebras. Creative Education, 2012.

Living Wild: Bison. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Nov. 2011

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2011

Living Wild: Hummingbirds. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2011

Living Wild: Jaguars. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Nov. 2011

Living Wild: Komodo Dragons. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2011

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Jan. 2012

Living Wild: Owls. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Dec. 2011

Living Wild: Pandas. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Jan. 2012

Living Wild: Rhinoceroses. Creative Education, 2011.

     Reviewed, School Library Journal, Jan. 2012

Living Wild: Whales. Creative Education, 2011.

Living Wild: Alligators. Creative Education, 2010.

     Reviewed, Booklist, Sep 2010

Living Wild: Bats. Creative Education, 2010. 

     Reviewed, Booklist, Sep. 2010

     Reviewed, Children’s Literature, Fall 2010

Living Wild: Eagles. Creative Education, 2010. 

     Reviewed, Booklist, Sep. 2010

Living Wild: Gorillas. Creative Education, 2010. 

     Reviewed, Booklist, Sep. 2010

Living Wild: Kangaroos. Creative Education, 2010. 

Living Wild: Killer Whales. Creative Education, 2010. 

Living Wild: Leopards. Creative Education, 2010. 

Living Wild: Moose. Creative Education, 2010. 

“Teeth.” [Short story with Adrian Patterson]. Rosebud Magazine Fall 2010.

Living Wild: Crocodiles. Creative Education, 2009.

     Reviewed, Children’s Literature, Summer 2010

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2010

Living Wild: Elephants. Creative Education, 2009.

Living Wild: Monkeys. Creative Education, 2009.

     Reviewed, Science Books and Films, Feb. 2010

     Reviewed, Children’s Literature, Spring 2010

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2010

Living Wild: Sharks. Creative Education, 2009.

This Land Called America: Oklahoma. Smart Apple Media, 2009.

This Land Called America: Tennessee.  Smart Apple Media, 2009.

This Land Called America: Utah. Smart Apple Media, 2009.

This Land Called America: Washington. Smart Apple Media, 2009.

     Starred Review, Library Media Connection, Aug./Sep. 2010

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2010

My First Science Book: Energy. Creative Education, 2005.

My First Science Book: Light. Creative Education, 2005.

My First Science Book: Sound. Creative Education, 2005.

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2006

My First Science Book: Temperature. Creative Education, 2005.

“The Artist.” [Poem]. Rosebud Magazine Spring 2004.

Field Trips: An Airport. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003.

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2004

Field Trips: A Construction Site. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003.

Field Trips: A Dairy Farm. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003.

Field Trips: A Newspaper. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003.

     Reviewed, The Horn Book Guide, April 2004

Let’s Investigate: Fossils. [With Nancy Shaw]. Creative Education, 2000.

     Parent’s Choice Silver Honor   

Northern Trek: Brown Bears. Creative Education, 2000.

Northern Trek: Wolves. Creative Education, 2000.

Let’s Investigate: Fisheries. Creative Education, 1999.

Ovations: Steven Spielberg. Creative Education, 1999.

Let’s Investigate: Snakes. Creative Education, 1998.


Additional works of fiction and poetry have appeared in various small press periodicals, including Art Forum, Crossroads, Helena Review, Just Write!, Mankato Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Palace Corbie, Pirate Writings, River King Poetry, The Urbanite, The Vinyl Elephant, Wolf Head Quarterly, and others.


Banner image from Living Wild: Camels. 

Book covers copyright Creative Education, Mankato, MN.

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