Author to visit students


OXFORD — Maine children’s book author Lynn Plourde will be visiting preK-6th grade students at Oxford Elementary School on Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6. She will share books interactively during assemblies and then visit with students in small groups to share extra stories and writing advice. Additionally, at 5 p.m. on the evening of May 5, families are invited to a family literacy night with Plourde in which she will share her books interactively on slides while turning one book into a simple play with props. Call Oxford Elementary School at 539-4456 for further information.

Plourde has had 24 picture books published, including her newest, “The Blizzard Wizard,” “Field Trip Day,” “Grandpappy Snippy Snappies” and “The Dump Man’s Treasures,” a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children. Her other books include “Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud,” “Dino Pets,” “A Mountain of Mittens” and “Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President,” a 2008 National Council for Social Studies Notable Book.

Learning activities and bookmarks are available at Plourde grew up in Skowhegan and currently lives in Winthrop with her husband.