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 publish

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Simple, yet complex. Disturbing, yet beautiful. Despondent, yet hopeful. Ben and his imaginary dog Sunshine spend a week on an isolated Minnesota island with his mother who left Ben and his father behind when Ben was only three. That week changes Ben ...more
Best Buddies by Lynn Plourde
"AHHHHHHHHH. That’s it. That's all you need to know. A boy and his dog are best buddies. They do everything together until it is time to go to school. How do you do this when you miss each other so much? This book was adorable and the illustrations ar" Read more of this review »
Best Buddies by Lynn Plourde
"From the day the boy is brought home from the hospital, his buddy, the family dog, was there with him. They played together, looked after each other and loved one another. They spent every minute together, until the boy started school. The first day " Read more of this review »
How to Talk Monster by Lynn Plourde
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Phew! This memoir (told in 3rd person) explains a lot about Gary Paulsen and the books he writes. He lived a tougher than tough life--fortunate he survived. We all owe a debt of gratitude to that unnamed librarian who became his friend and turned him ...more
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BWAHAHAHA! LOLOLOLOLOL! HA! HA! HA! HO! HO! HO! This book absolutely cracked me up! I would NOT swap it for a dozen episodes of Saturday Night Live. I am convinced that author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins' middle initial stands for TEE-HEE. From the u ...more
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message 2: by Kathy

Kathy My daughter and I saw you on Learning Space today! We've really enjoyed the show and all of the time you and the teachers have given - it's been such a fun addition to our home schooling, and inspired my daughter to read Maxi's Secrets as well. :)


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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