Lighthearted Verse for All in Just for Fun, Published by Outskirts Press

Novato, CA, May 12, 2010 --( Barbara Bryan announced today the release of her third and newest collection of poems, Just for Fun, published by Outskirts Press. Her rhymed verse and full color illustrations span the seasons to help readers celebrate pets, neighbors, holidays and all the magic little moments of life too frequently overlooked.

While Bryan’s first two volumes of poetry were written to educate and entertain children, the twelve poems in Just for Fun, while predominantly for children, have also been written to encourage readers of all ages to appreciate the potential magic in the day-to-day world around them.

Bryan’s verse captures the splendor of the actual world around us and the remarkable people in it as well as the imaginary world that children of all ages love to dream about. Whether focusing on her adorable Labrador or on the vast beauty of the ocean, her poems help readers take the time to look more closely at the wonders of the world and to appreciate the life and the people around them.

In “Mrs. Parker,” for example, Bryan presents a longtime teacher who continues through the hard, slogging path of education and offers reasons she is able to continue doing so. In “Fourth of July” freedom takes the center stage with a rich display of fireworks not far behind.

Barbara Bryan’s lighthearted verse can brighten up any reader’s day and help ease the drudgery of day-to-day life with its fresh view that the world can again be looked at, child-like, just for fun.

Just for Fun is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-4293-5 Format: 8.5 x 11 color paperback SRP: $18.95
Genre: Juvenile fiction/readers/beginner

About the author:

Barbara Bryan lives in Novato, California, and is also the author of Holiday Poems for Children, a treasury of rhymes and illustrations about the best loved holidays, and Save the Golden Tree, also a children’s book. Both are available through Outskirts Press.

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