Events

Friday October 19, 2018

MDIRSS 7th Grade Read with Clare Vanderpool, Camp Beech Cliff

Seventh graders from each MDI and outer island school will converge at Camp Beech Cliff for a morning of project presentations, small group discussions and a presentation by the author. The 7th Grade Read is one of IRW’s most exciting programs of the fall semester, as children from each MDI town, the outer islands and community volunteers come together around one book.

Monday October 22, 2018

Kim Ridley with Charlotte Elementary at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Kids from Charlotte Elementary will head to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge with author Kimberly Ridley. They will explore the trails with a guide and then write down their observations and create their own stories. Kim will visit their school on Nov. 5 to see what they’ve been working on! 

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Kim Ridley at Indian Township Elementary

Science writer Kim Ridley will take children back in time to when the earliest creatures roamed the earth — and those that still do today — with her book, “Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot.” Young writers will participate in Kim’s “ACE Reporting” workshops and learn how to use facts and details to spice up a story. 

Thursday October 25, 2018

Mary Cerullo at Vinalhaven

Science writer and “curiosity facilitator” Mary Cerullo will bring kids from Vinalhaven on a journey through the ocean with her books “City Fish, Country Fish” and “Sea Secrets: Tiny Clues to a Big Mystery.” Fun scientific factoids await these kids as they join Mary in learning more about ocean, its creatures and their habitats.

Monday November 5, 2018

Kim Ridley at Charlotte Elementary

Science writer Kim Ridley will take children back in time to when the earliest creatures roamed the earth — and those that still do today — with her book, “Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot.” Young writers will participate in Kim’s “ACE Reporting” workshops and learn how to use facts and details to spice up a story.

Tuesday November 6, 2018

Kimberly Ridley at Milbridge Elementary 

Science writer Kim Ridley will take children back in time to when the earliest creatures roamed the earth — and those that still do today — with her book, “Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot.” Young writers will participate in Kim’s “ACE Reporting” workshops and learn how to use facts and details to spice up a story. Younger readers will enjoy story time and creative movement with “The Secret Bay.”

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Rebekah Raye at Princeton Elementary

Thursday November 15, 2018

Rebekah Raye with Beatrice Rafferty Elementary at the Eastport Arts Center

Tuesday November 20, 2018

Cindy Lord at Swan’s Island Elementary School 

The youngest children at Swan’s Island Elementary School will delight in the fun and vividly-illustrated tale of “Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania.” Chapter book readers will learn about pet care in “Shelter Pet Squad,” while older readers will participate in writing workshops after reading Cyndi’s beloved novel about life on an island, “Touch Blue.”

Wednesday November 28, 2018 – Friday November 30, 2018

Anne Sibley O’Brien at Edmunds Consolidated School 

Children will embark on a multicultural journey over two days with author/ illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien. For the youngest kids, Annie will share a story time with her picture book, “I’m New Here.”

Middle and upper grade children will participate in an in-depth workshop as they learn about how to make a graphic novel with “The Legend of Hong Kil Dong.” Upper grades will consider international politics and the tactics of writing suspense through Annie’s political escape thriller, “In the Shadow of the Sun.”