MONMOUTH – Maine children’s book author Lynn Plourde will do a presentation for families at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Cumston Public Library.

Plourde will give an interactive reading of some of her picture books such as “Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud,” “Wild Child,” “Mother, May I” and “Pajama Day.” She will lead families in a dramatization of one of her books, with children playing parts using simple props.

After 13 years of writing children’s books, Plourde had her first picture book, “Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud,” published in 1997. “Pigs” was illustrated by Caldecott medalist John Schoenherr and was selected as a School Library Journal 1997 Best Book. She has had many published since that time.

Plourde also co-authored a guidebook, “A Celebration of Maine Children’s Books,” with her husband, Paul Knowles. Plourde has worked for 21 years as a Maine public school speech-language therapist and has had 10 educational books for teachers published, including the “Classroom Listening and Speaking” series. More information on her books is available at

A Skowhegan native, Plourde lives with her family in Winthrop.

Space is limited and preregistration is encouraged by calling the library at 933-4788.

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