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Lynn Plourde

Biography

Lynn Plourde

Lynn Plourde is the author of more than 30 children's books, mostly picture books, but also a graphic novel and a middle grade novel. She's a teaching author who has done hundreds of visits to schools where she shares her books interactively, acts some out as plays, and teaches writing mini-lessons to students. Lynn is a native Mainer who frequently uses her home state for inspiration when writing. She currently lives in Winthrop, Maine, with her husband. You can learn more at her website: www.lynnplourde.com

Lynn Plourde

Books by Lynn Plourde

Written by Lynn Plourde with illustrations by Susan Gal - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Nature

Bella loves the sights and sounds of fall --- the crinkle-crackle of fallen leaves, the crunch of crisp, red apples, the honking and flapping of migrating geese. She wants the season to last forever. She also wants her fall coat --- the one her Grams made especially for her --- to last forever. But the coat is worn-out and too small...With a snip and a whir, Grams makes sure Bella will be warm when the first snowflakes fall. And Bella finds a perfect use for her old favorite coat --- on the first snowman of the season.

by Lynn Plourde - Animals , Children's 10+, Friendship

Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi --- a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, Maxi ends up being the one to help him --- along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn’t let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy’s “poor-me” attitude. It turns out there’s more to everyone than what’s on the surface.

Written by Lynn Plourde with illustrations by Sue Cornelison - Children's, Children's 4-7, Picture

When Penelope sees the poster announcing the upcoming school talent show, she can't wait to plan a spectacular act with her best friend, Tiny. Penelope has big ideas: Should they dance the ballet or the hula? Should they perform a scene from a play or be trapeze artists? "Oh, yes, yes!" But "Oh, no, no!" Tiny would rather just sing in the chorus. Finally, by supporting each other, the friends find the perfect way to be part of the show --- and bring down the house.