Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. Her middle grade novels include The Friendship Riddle (Bloomsbury, 2015), The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill (Bloomsbury, 2014), and The Water Castle (Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013), the latter of which was named Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2013, a Bank Street College Best Book 2014, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been included on numerous state lists. The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill received the Maine Literary Award in 2015 in the Young People’s Literature category. Her books for young adults are Secrets of Truth & Beauty (Disney-Hyperion, 2009) and Very in Pieces (HarperTeen, 2015), which has been named a Junior Library Guild selection.
Megan has over ten years experience as a librarian, including two as a children’s librarian and nine as a school librarian. As a librarian, she focuses on raising reading achievement and giving voice to students through such programming as Coffee Houses, a Film Festival, maker spaces, and various reading programs. Megan lives in Maine with her husband and two children as well as a cat and (sometimes) a hive of bees.
-from her website, www.meganfrazer.com
November 6-7, 2017: Milbridge Elementary School and Beals Elementary School with The Water Castle
Immerse Yourself in The Water Castle
IRW creates activity sheets to supplement the books we bring to life in the classroom, and provide these sheets to teachers and students to use in preparation for their school visit. Check out these activity sheets for The Water Castle!