Once again, we so enjoyed your visit. The kids were talking today that now they have so many ideas for writing. What a neat testimony to the power of your encouragement.
Janet Hinen
Grade 4 Teacher
Little Turtle Elementary
Columbia City, IN


Web Links

To learn more about Levi and Catharine Coffin, Gene Stratton-Porter, and other famous Hoosiers mentioned in my books, visit the Indiana Historical Society website at www.indianahistory.org

To learn more about Ponder Goembel, illustrator of Mr. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo, visit www.pondergoembel.com.

To learn about the rich automotive history of Auburn, Indiana, visit www.automobilemuseum.org.

Helpful sites about children's books

Children’s Book Council www.cbcbooks.org.

Children’s Literature Network www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org

Helpful sites about publishing and illustrating children's books

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) www.scbwi.org

The Purple Crayon www.underdown.org

Helpful books/sites for young authors interested in publishing and for teachers of writing

Our students loved your presentation. We love it when you visit our school....Thank you for being a Hoosier treasure!
Celestine Bloomfield
Media Specialist
Indian Creek Elementary School
Indianapolis, IN

The Young Writer’s Guide to Getting Published by Kathy Henderson, geared to 5th-graders and older

PBS Kids Go! www.pbskids.org/writerscontest

Merlyn’s Pen www.merlynspen.org

Young Authors’ Workshop www.planet.eon.net/~bplaroch/index

The Write Source www.thewritesource.com

Stone Soup www.stonesoup.com

South Whitley Students
Your presentation to our students was fabulous! The presentation was just the right length to keep the attention of young minds. Thank you for the helpful guide in connecting language skills with reading and writing. It is a great way to help students see the importance of words and how they make the story more interesting and exciting.
Rita Mohr
Grade 3 Teacher
S. Whitley Elementary School
South Whitley, IN
About Barb
Barbara Olenyik Morrow is a children's book author whose work has garnered praise from reviewers. Her spirited read-aloud Mr. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo was honored in 2010 by the Friends of American Writers, which recognizes the work of emerging Midwestern authors of juvenile and adult literature.
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