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The Most Costly Journey 

Spearheaded by Marek Bennett and Julia Doucet, The Most Costly Journey is an amazing project that showcases the stories of migrant farm workers from Vermont. The stories are told by the farm workers and illustrated by New England cartoonists. This is the first time that these stories will be available in English. Please check out and support this wonderful project if you can.

Kidlit603 At Home

Kidlit603 at Home: Erin E. Moulton

Besides being an author, Erin E. Moulton is a teen librarian. Most of her creative content can be found at the Derry Library.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm, you can find a writing prompt (#Derrywrites) via the Derry Public Library Youtube Channel.

She teams up twice monthly with super librarian, Courtney Wason, for Teen Title Talk: The Podcast where two librarians discuss two YA books every two weeks.

And finally, for those interested in old newspapers and archives, you can access her Mystery Monday Feature, each week, from the Digital DPL main page.

Stay home and stay creative!

New Book

Book Birthday: In the Woods

Happy Book Birthday to In the Woods written by David Elliott and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey! This beautifully illustrated picture book in verse celebrates woodland creatures from the “stealthy bobcat” to the “dignified bear.” Would pair well with a walk in the woods, a picnic and a story time.

Publishers Weekly called it “pleasant and gently funny.”

On bookshelves today!

in memoriam

Celebrating the Life and Work of Teri Weidner

In December, 2019, Teri Weidner passed away after a long battle with cancer. Among other things, Teri was a gifted illustrator. She illustrated over 20 books for children, gracing the pages of authors like Jan Karon and Margaret Wise Brown with her beautiful art. Teri was also encouraging to her fellow artists and even took up a position teaching at NHIA in more recent years.

We hope that with the start of the new year you’ll take the time to pick up a Teri Weidner picture book. Seek them out in bookstores and in libraries. Read them to your children, look closely at the pages. Remember and celebrate this wonderful artist who will be greatly missed.

Read more about Teri’s life and loves here.