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Kimberly Ridley at Princeton and Woodland

“Are you ready for some time travel?” That’s how science writer Kimberly Ridley hooked her readers as they delved into her latest book Extreme Survivors: Animals that Time Forgot. IRW journeyed with Kim deep into Washington County to visit both Princeton and Woodland elementary schools. Kids in grades Pre-K to 2 at Princeton worked with […]

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Elizabeth Atkinson and “The Island of Beyond” on North Haven

Elizabeth Atkinson delighted in bringing her book “The Island of Beyond” to students at the North Haven Community School. Teacher Nikole Seeger enthusiastically led students in grades 5 – 8 in their reading and exploration of the book in anticipation of Elizabeth’s visit. The whole group gathered to hear an overview presentation which included the […]

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Edmunds welcomes Russ Cox

Author/ illustrator Russ Cox continued his Washington County tour at Edmunds Consolidated School on April 11. Prior to Russ’s visit, the pre-K and kindergarten students created space helmets and rocket ships out of junk materials inspired by the outer space theme in “Faraway Friends.” First and second graders also came ready for the “Faraway Friends” […]

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Global Read with Maria Padian on MDI

Forty-five seventh and eighth graders from various Mount Desert Island schools gathered at the High School on Feb. 8 for an after-school program with Lupine Award-winning author Maria Padian. The Global Read program, a collaboration between IRW and the MDI Regional School System, culminated weeks of preparation by area students, who all read Padian’s novel […]

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