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Lynn Plourde

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I write kids' books--talk about a FUN job! I worked for 21 years as a speech-language therapist in Maine schools. When I got married, I got 3 & 4-year-old stepsons as part of my ready-made family. I read the boys picture books at bedtime. They fell asleep after 2 or 3 books, but I kept reading stacks and stacks of picture books and started to dream . . . maybe I could write picture books. I was already writing educational books (listening & speaking ideas for the classroom), but PICTURE BOOKS--that was different!

Different, and sloooooow! I had 13 years of rejections before getting my first book published, Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud, and I still get more rejections than acceptances--even after having more than 25 books

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Titles are an important part of stories. They are sort of like commercials for the stories. They might make the difference between whether someone decides to read or NOT read stories. So all authors want the best titles they can think of.


In the video above (please show to students Gr. 3 and up), Lynn models ways to analyze the titles of published books. Did the au...

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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Winter Waits
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Summer's Vacation
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2002
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4 1/2 out of 5 stars--PIGS CAN'T SWIM, it's like Carolyn Chute in NONFICTION. Raw, powerful insight into growing up poor in a dysfunctional Maine family. Helen Peppe's writing and attention to details are delicious--I kept wanting to reread her words ...more
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This gentle poetic bedtime book has beautiful illustrations that feel like nighttime. The poetic text is mostly calming, but it falls off track/beat in a few places--rhyming "done" and "on" in one stanza and the repetitive chant "Yawn around, yawn ar ...more
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Bella and Stella Come Home by Anika Denise
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A MUST-READ for kids who move! Loved the subtle, yet telling, text and the comforting, gently humorous illustrations--a perfect match! Bella isn't too sure about moving into a new house and neither is her stuffed elephant Stella. Everything is differ ...more
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This book is warm and funny. From the great cover to the author's note in the back, it feels fresh and heartfelt. In this graphic novel memoir, the author Cece Bell tells about losing her hearing as a young child and then having to wear a Phonic Ear ...more
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This book was a slow, but enchanting read. Evie who needs saving herself (from addiction) finds her way to the Sanctuary where dogs are rescued and saved (including abused dogs). The novel is packed with dog information and insights all wrapped in a ...more
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