Children’s author to visit Livermore school


LIVERMORE — Maine children’s book author Lynn Plourde will visit Livermore Elementary School from Tuesday to Thursday, May 18 to 20. She will visit with students during the days to offer writing advice and will present at a Family Literacy Night, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. The event will be open to all parents and students of Livermore Elementary.

Plourde will also do an in-service workshop for teachers on Thursday, May 20, on how they can help their students to become better writers.

Plourde has had more than 20 picture books published, including her newest “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.

She is a Skowhegan native who currently lives in Winthrop with her family. Call Livermore Elementary at 897-3355 for further information.