Authors in Schools Category

Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Are you feeling called to create beyond your comfort zone? You’re not alone. The marvelous Trudi Trueit, author of the renowned Explorer Academy series with National Geographic, is here to talk about facing that challenge in big and small ways. This is risky business. Let’s talk about it. Janet: Welcome, Trudi. I was recently at… Read more

Growing Up Gorilla by Clare Hodgson Meeker

Dreamwalks welcomes the ever-talented Clare Hodgson Meeker this month! We’re joining Clare’s blog tour celebrating her newest book that just came out with Millbrook Press “With fewer than one hundred thousand western lowland gorillas left in the world, every gorilla birth is important.” Janet: Welcome, Clare. I just finished reading Growing Up Gorilla: How a… Read more

Amazing Eric Ode!

This month let’s give a resounding Library Lions ROAR for the indomitable Eric Ode Children’s author, poet, and songwriter! I met Eric Ode at our local Lake Hills Library where he performed a terrific show for the kids. Then once again when we went to the train museum in Snoqualmie.   Eric has a very busy… Read more

Author Peg Kehret Roars!

Library Lions Roar is Thrilled to welcome the wonderful Peg Kehret to our blog! Peg’s forty-eight books for kids have won more than fifty state young reader awards, SCBWI’s Golden Kite, the PEN Center West Award in Children’s Literature, the Henry Bergh Award from the ASPCA and many other honors. Her most recent book is Dangerous… Read more


Library Lions Roar for the newest addition to The Poetry Friday Anthology series. Please join us in wishing a happy “book birthday” to The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations with an interview of Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell, creators of this popular series (used in over 1000 school districts as the primary method of poetry… Read more


  Happy July! Author Ginger Wadsworth has agreed to swing by to share her books and her Library Love with us here on Library Lions. Take it away Ginger.   Ginger at Yosemite National Park. Half Dome in the background. Hello! My name is Ginger Wadsworth, and my newest book is Yosemite’s Songster: One Coyote’s Story, illustrated… Read more


Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Author Aimee Reid is stopping by LL this month to share her  books and her Library Love.     Aimee is a mom, children’s author, former teacher, avid reader, and library lover. Her book, Mama’s Day with Little Gray is published by Random House Children’s Books. Aimee’s next book, Welcome to… Read more


  Welcome to Library Lions interviews Raising a Roar for libraries and the outstanding librarians serving youth in schools and public libraries across the U.S. Please Roar today’s guest, Stuart Levy.     (Stuart pictured here on left with author Chris Crutcher.)   I am the teacher-librarian at Inza R. Wood Middle School in Wilsonville, Oregon…. Read more


I’ve known Kay Winters online for years, but we didn’t get a chance to meet until ALA this summer. When I asked if she’d like to stop by this blog to share her Library Love, I got an enthusiastic YES!    Please start by telling us a little about yourself. Take it away, Kay! I am… Read more


Welcome to Library Lions interviews Raising a Roar for libraries and the outstanding librarians serving youth in schools and public libraries across the U.S. Please Roar today’s guest author Maureen McQuerry. Maureen has stopped by to share her Library Love with us.   Welcome Maureen. Tell us a bit about yourself. I write novels for… Read more