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First visit of the school year!

Ruth Feldman and Alison Johnson of IRW arrived at the Trenton Elementary School early on a crisp fall September day. Walking into the school, they couldn’t help but notice the positive energy – from the bulletin board about “Mindset” to the sparkling cleanliness, there was a sense of ownership and pride by all. Maine author […]

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The Secret Pool at Pembroke Elementary School

Jan and Jenna were on the road again last week – visiting Pembroke Elementary School on March 23 with Maine author Kimberly Ridley and artist Rebekah Raye, the dynamic duo that collaborated on good reads such as “The Secret Pool” and the forthcoming “The Secret Bay.” We were excited that second through sixth graders from Charlotte […]

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Lubec Consolidated School students learn about vernal pools with Kim and Rebekah

Power nouns and verbs were abundant in the stories created by the students of Lubec Consolidated School on Tuesday. Guided by writing prompts from science writer and author Kim Ridley, the children selected a vernal pool creature to write about drawing on their imaginations and research. We met a salamander named Bob, a wood frog […]

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“The Secret Pool” visits over 120 students at Milbridge Elementary

“I’ve never liked writing before!” – Patrick, a student from the 5th/6th grades group at Milbridge Elementary School Jenna Beaulieu, IRW’s new Office Administrator & Communications Coordinator, and Program Director Ruth Feldman visited Milbridge Elementary School together on November 18, with “The Secret Pool” author Kim Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye. All grades participated in […]

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