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#Author #GeorgeShannon - Writing for Kids and Supporting Teachers

Why do you write for kids?

I submitted my first picture book manuscript to a New York publisher in 1968. To borrow their phrase, “it did not suit their current needs.” Forty-plus years and forty-plus books later I can finally see the forest through the trees. 376 more words

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#GuestAuthorTuesday with @Dorihbutler - On #IntruderDrills and the Unexpected Benefits of #AuthorVisits

Guest Post by Dori Hillestad Butler

I had a new experience during a school visit last month. I happened to be there the day they scheduled an intruder drill. 756 more words


Highlights on HIGHLIGHTS

While pails overflowing with sand happen to be amongst my favorite things, I do have a few other items on my “bucket” list.

This past month, I had a chance to fulfill one of those dreams…and fill my author well to overflowing. 858 more words

@kirbylarson on How She Supports #Teachers

I support teachers by shining the spotlight on them every Tuesday on my blog (www.kirbylarson.com/blog), by donating books to my local elementary library and by doing my best to write books they’ll enjoy sharing with their students! 83 more words


Author Visit: Elizabeth Murray

  • Author Visit:  Elizabeth Murray
  • Main Library, Theater
  • May 20, 2015
  • 7:00 — 9:00 p.m.
  • Free

Best known for helping to restore Monet’s gardens and photographing them for 30 years, … 47 more words


S. F. Said writes about the opening of the Children's Book Corner in the Newsam Library at UCL IOE

On 30th March, the children’s author, S.F. Said, opened the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at the UCL Institute of Education.  The brain child of… 341 more words

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Skype Visit with Unity Middle School

Today I rolled out of bed early to meet with a class of grade six students at Unity Middle School in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. What a great way to start the day! 78 more words

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