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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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