Cynthia Lord

Cynthia Lord

Cynthia Lord $1,800/day plus expenses. 

Newbery Honor award-winning novel, Rules (Gr. 4-7), sheds light on a young girl’s life with her autistic brother.  "No toys in the fish tank" and other rules open up communication, their identities and looking at life differently.  Works include middle-grade novel, Because of the Rabbit; and A Handful of Stars (Gr. 3-7); chapter book, Half a Chance (Gr. 3-7); new Book Buddies series, Marco Polo Brave Explorer (Gr. 1-4) explores common fears and quiet bravery; picture books in the Hot Rod Hamster series (ages 3-5); the Shelter Pet Squad series (Gr. 1-3); her second novel Touch Blue (Gr. 3-7); and non-fiction book Borrowing Bunnies (Gr. 1-2) on fostering rabbits.  Presentation shows her rules for a first draft, how to “write what you know,” the importance of revision, how to add detail, and step outside your imagination.

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Grades Pre K–7 

Available April and May 2023