Imagine being an author and getting to write books. Good right? So now imagine if you have 3 other friends who also write books for kids. Pretty awesome, right?
Well that’s what happened to Kirby Larson, Susan Hill Long, Augusta Scattergood, and Barbara O’Connor. Before I go on I MUST change my name to Scattergood, it is so UNCONVENTIONAL!! Anyway, these four author friends have written for books about friends. That’s so meta. And you know we librarians love meta.
And books. And friends.
So these genius authors created a hashtag called #TrueFriends to go along with their books. They created YouTube videos to talk about their books AND there’s a downloadable that can be used for teaching: it contains writing prompts and other activities.
One of the books, Making Friends with Billy Wong, by Augusta Scattergood, just got added to my TBR list. I’m excited to see a book with an Asian character. Diversity Reading Challenge, here we come!
Susan Hill Long’s Youtube video link is here.
Barbara O’Connor’s link is here.
Augusta Scattergood’s link is here.
And Kirby Larson’s link is here.
Wanna download the activity kit? Do it here.
So, be a friend not a bully and talk to your kids or other kids about being a #truefriend
Now, where do I sign up to change my name to Scattergood?