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.

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: The Girl and the Witch’s Garden

If you follow Erin Bowman on Instagram or subscribe to her monthly newsletter, perhaps you’ve already seen this! We wanted to share the love for this magical cover for her upcoming, debut middle grade novel The Girl and the Witch’s Garden.

The official synopsis from publisher:

Mallory Estate is the last place twelve-year-old Piper Peavey wants to spend her summer vacation. The grounds are always cold, the garden out back is dead, a mysterious group of children call the property home, and there’s a rumor that Melena M. Mallory—the owner of the estate and Piper’s wealthy grandmother—is a witch.

But when Piper’s father falls ill, Mallory Estate is exactly where she finds herself.

The grand house and its garden hold many secrets—some of which may even save her father—and Piper will need to believe in herself, her new friends, and magic if she wants to unlock them before it’s too late.

Doesn’t this sound absolutely magically middle grade? Expected release date is May 2020.