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Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 9

July 17, 2017

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, featuring Lori Mortensen, #kidlit author of over 70 books, including:

CHICKEN LILY (Henry Holt/ illus. Nina Victor Crittenden)

“Nice addition to story times . . . and good for anyone who’s a little chicken.”–Kirkus 

COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE (Clarion/ illus. Michael Allen Austin)

“Mortensen’s melodic and twangy couplets beg to be read aloud…”

“Another doggone funny cowboy caper chock full o’ chuckles.”
Kirkus, STARRED review

MOUSQUERADE BALL (Bloomsbury/ illus. Betsy Lewin )

        “A surefire storytime selection.”—School Library Journal

and the upcoming IF WENDELL HAD A WALRUS, (Henry Holt/ illus. Matt Phelan), to be released April 2018.

Lori’s kindergarten memory is about starting school:

Starting school was a big deal. So many questions. Who was my teacher? What would we do? Would I have fun? When I met my teacher, Mrs. Meagher, I was very surprised. She was just as tall—or as short—as her five-year-old students! It was the first of many surprises I would find at school.

Parents: What questions does your child have about starting school this year? Why not use Mortensen’s memory to help start a conversation with your kinder?

Or–hey–(shameless plug!) K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN (Sleeping Bear Press/ illus. Joseph Cowman) might be fun too!

Click here for my BOOK GIVEAWAY on Goodreads (deadline to enter July 22nd)

and a chance to receive a SIGNED COPY of


due out August 15th.

(29 days and counting!!!! Yayyy!)

Thank you, Lori, for sharing your Kindergarten Show and Tell.

For more information about Lori Mortensen, go to lorimortensen.com.  

And check back next time to meet the Kinder who grew up to be #kidlit author Jim Averbeck, whose titles include ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA, THE MARKET BOWL, A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT, and the upcoming TREVOR!

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