The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Back-to-School Giveaways & New Ways for Students to SPEAK UP

Octopus in Paperback! Plus: A HUGE GIVEAWAY! Later today the custom paperback edition of THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS releases from the non-profit First Book for just $3.85! If your school or program qualifies as Title I, you’re eligible to shop on the First Book marketplace and get fabulous discounts like this one. Here’s… Read more »

Logistics for #TeamOctopus in the July 4th Parade

Join us to march with #TeamOctopus in the Brattleboro, VT July 4th parade and help launch the Community Read! Here are the logistics… Who: You! Did you read the book? Are you excited to read it? Do you promise to remind yourself of your inner strength? Then, you should come march with us! All ages… Read more »

#TeamOctopus in the Brattleboro, VT July 4th Parade!

I always say that things happen one step at a time, right? Well, I’m super excited that the Wellness Committee for my local WSESU school district is organizing a community read of THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS! That by ITSELF is thrilling, but I swear every time I cross paths with one of the… Read more »

What a wirlwind spring of school visits!

Last week I wrapped up my last school visits of the year, and wow what incredible kids there are all over the place! All together I visited over 40 schools and initiated over 13,000 students as new member of #Team Octopus, and I loved every minute of it. Check out this #TeamOctopus slideshow and a… Read more »

School Visits!

I’ve officially become a presenter with the Children’s Literacy Foundation! Their mission is to “inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont,” and I LOVE it! I’ve already gotten to visit two summer programs, Green Mountain Camp for Girls and the Title 1… Read more »

#KidsNeedMentors

#KidsNeedBooks Is Evolving to #KidsNeedBooks AND #KidsNeedMentors! We’re thrilled that authors & educators are teaming up to help students learn to love reading & writing. Building relationship between authors and classrooms can be so powerful. Imagine a book delivery from an author in the fall, staying in touch throughout the school year (via postcards or… Read more »