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Diversity in stories with Anne Sibley O’Brien

Anne Sibley O’Brien visited three schools in early December to wrap up our fall school programs: Ella Lewis Elementary School, Tremont Consolidated School, and Beatrice Rafferty School. She greeted each school with a Korean “hello” – “Anneyeonghaseyo” (안녕하세요) – and had the kids repeat it back before delving into the idea of culture. “What is […]

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Rebekah Raye visits Trenton Elementary School

Artist and illustrator Rebekah Raye had an enthusiastic welcome at Trenton Elementary School on May 9. One child entered the library, where we spent the day in art workshops saying, “I can’t wait to get started!” This time we worked with “Thanks To The Animals” written by Alan Sockabasin and illustrated by Rebekah. The pre-K […]

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Look Up with Annette LeBlanc Cate on Islesboro

After a week-long “Hello Lighthouse” tour with Sophie Blackall, it was off to the islands for birdwatching with author/illustrator, Annette LeBlanc Cate. IRW Director of School Programs Alison Johnson met up with Annette in Lincolnville to catch the ferry out to Islesboro for day one of a three-day island tour. “Look Up! Birdwatching in Your […]

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Princeton Elementary welcomes Rebekah Raye

Cold winds blew outside when we arrived with author and illustrator Rebekah Raye at Princeton Elementary School, but warmth and cordiality met us inside this lovely school. Rebekah was excited by the welcome poster created in honor of her visit and raved over all the student artwork in the halls. A few eager students helped […]

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Look Up! with Annette LeBlanc Cate at the Schoodic Institute

Over three days in mid-October, students and teachers from Beals, Jonesport, and Ella Lewis schools gathered at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park for a day each of bird watching and art centered around Annette LeBlanc Cate’s book, Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard. To kick off each morning, Annette provided an introduction […]

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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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New author/illustrator joins IRW!

Island Readers & Writers is proud to partner with Ryan T. Higgins, a Maine author/illustrator. Ryan will meet with 3-6 grade students from Edmunds, Whiting, and Machiasport and present on digital illustration and the craft of writing. According to his website, “Ryan T. Higgins is an author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his […]

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