Click on each magazine cover to read a sample story. Permission is granted to print a SINGLE copy of each article for personal use only. Please note, illustrations © Diane Blasius, text © Buffy Silverman.

"Spring Song." Ladybug, in press (poem).
"Wander, Wander Woolly Bear." Ladybug, in press (poem).
"Bunny's Brunch." Highlights for Children, in press (poem).
"Silk Moths: Large and Colorful." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) July, 2015.
"Flush!" Click, April, 2015.
"Dead or Alive?" Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) November, 2014.
"If You Were a Shell." Ladybug, July/August, 2014 (poem--read it here.)
"Strong and Tough: Yucca." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) May, 2014.
"Swan Lake." Click, April, 2014 (also available online.)
"In the Moonlight." Spider, January, 2014 (poem--read it here).
"Abby's Mantids." Click, May/June, 2013 (also available online)
"Spider Webs." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) July, 2012.
"Growing and Changing." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) April 2011.
"All Kinds of Eggs." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) September, 2010.
"Tools of the Trade." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) December, 2009.
"Five Little Bandits." Ladybug, October, 2009 (poem).
"Flying High With Kites." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, March/April, 2009.
"A Day with Little Black Bear." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) June, 2008.
"Whale of a Dictionary" and "Like the Real Thing." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, May/June, 2008.
"Saving for a Snowy Day." Wildlife in North Carolina (children's pages) February, 2008.
"Seeing with Sound" and "Icy Mars." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, Sept/Oct, 2007.
"Koala Joey." Click, April, 2007.
"The World Beneath Your Feet." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, March/April, 2007.
"Pollen on the Move." Wildlife in North Carolina, March, 2007.
"Acorn Feast." Ladybug, November, 2006.
"Disappearing Rabbits." Wildlife in North Carolina, September, 2006.
"In Alligator's Hole." Click, July/August, 2006.
"Sand" (poem), KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, July/August, 2006.
"Fire and Ice" and "A Friendly Face." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, July/August, 2006.
"Summer Feast." Click, May/June, 2006.
"Feathers." Click, March, 2006.
"Komodo Dragons." KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids, March/April, 2006.
"Fly, Dragonflies!" Wildlife in North Carolina, March, 2006.
"Sleeping Birds." Wildlife in North Carolina, November, 2005.
"An Elephant's Incredible Nose." Click, October, 2005.
"Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars." Wildlife in North Carolina, September, 2005.
"No Place to Hide." Click, September, 2005.
"Spring Wildflowers." Wildlife in North Carolina, March, 2005.
"Protecting Pandas." Click, March, 2005.
"Sea Star." Click, January, 2005.
     Reprinted in Water Animals, Cobblestone Publisher, 2005.
"Furries in a Hurry." Ladybug, September, 2004.
     Reprinted in SIRS Discover Electronic Database.
"Pouch Life." Click, September, 2004.
"Ferns in the Forest." Wildlife in North Carolina, July, 2004.
"Winter Quilt." Ladybug, January, 2004.
"Who Crawled There?" Wildlife in North Carolina, November, 2003.
"Summer Snake." Ladybug, July, 2003.
"Nest Time." Ladybug, April, 2003.
     Letter of Merit: 2003 SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition.
"Bubbe's Potatoes." Highlights for Children, December, 2002.
     Second Prize: Children's Writer middle-grade mystery contest (March, 2000: 2000 contest entries).
"Searching for Animal Signs." Wildlife in North Carolina, November, 2002.
"Dragonfly Nymph Grows Up." Ladybug, August, 2002.
     Reprinted in Michigan Education Assessment Program
     Reprinted in Kansas Statewide Assessment Test
"Bubble Bug." Ladybug, July, 2002.
"Life and Death in an Antlion Pit." Cricket, May, 2002.
     Reprinted in SIRS Discover Electronic Database
"Under the Rock." Cricket, May, 2002 (poem).
     Reprinted in Washington Assessment of Student Learning, grade 6.
"Pollen: Blowing in the Wind." Wildlife in North Carolina, April, 2002.
"Finding Shelter." Wildlife in North Carolina, December, 2001.
"Ladybug's Winter Sleep." Highlights for Children, October, 2001 (rebus).
"Animal Bubbles." Odyssey, September, 2001.
"Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?" Spider, June, 2001.
"Why Do People Love Ladybugs?" Wildlife in North Carolina, May, 2001.
"The Purple Plague." Odyssey, April, 2000.
"Finding the Way Home." Wildlife in North Carolina, March, 2000.
"You Can Help Bluebirds." Wildlife in North Carolina, January, 2000.
"Chirp Check." Puzzle in Mathmania from Highlights, Fall, 1999.
"Seeds Everywhere." Wildlife in North Carolina, October, 1999.
"Turtle Time." Ladybug, April, 1999.
     Reprinted in Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley: Take a Closer Look, Grade One, English and Spanish.
     Reprinted in SIRS Discover Electronic Database
"What Should You Do?" Wildlife in North Carolina, March, 1999.
"Under the Snow." Ladybug, January, 1999.
     Reprinted in SIRS Discover Electronic Database
"Night Flyers." Wildlife in North Carolina, October, 1998.
"A Message in the Lights." Country Journal, June, 1988.
"Birdnotes." The Living Bird Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 1987.
"Skunk Cabbage." Herb Quarterly, Spring, 1986.
"The Herbal Lore of Joe-Pye Weed." Herb Quarterly, Fall, 1985.
"Coyote Comes East." Ranger Rick, March, 1985.