Chowder Rules! Earns Maine’s Lupine Honor Award!

Lupine Honor Award

Friends, I’ve got some good news to share and am ready to shout it from Mt. Katahdin to Kennebunkport! My latest book Chowder Rules! The True Story of an Epic Food Fight received Maine’s Lupine Honor Award! This is so special because the award is given by the Maine Library Association, what an unbelievable accolade! I mean if… Read more »

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Sneak Peek! An Early Look at One Girl’s Remarkable Heroism

COURAGE LIKE KATE: initial sketch

Want inspiration? Meet Kate Moore. She lived in the 1800’s and when her father was no longer physically able to do his job, Kate took over—-and became a lighthouse keeper—at age 12! She would go on to save twenty three lives. I’ve been researching her life for the last seven years. I mean digging through… Read more »

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Reading that TASTES so GOOD!

Anna Crowley Redding

Friends! First a confession. You already know I wrote a book about the Mainer who tried to make illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder. It’s a true story from Maine’s 1930’s history. The matter was ultimately resolved with a cook-off: Manhattan vs. New England. Even Joe DiMaggio found himself ensnared in this controversy! So… Read more »

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How To TALK TO KIDS About Wednesday’s Domestic Terror Attack and Insurrection, and What it Means for the Future of America

In writing this headline, I chose my words VERY carefully. I wanted to make sure I found the most accurate words to describe what we all witnessed at our nation’s capital Wednesday. The FBI’s own definition of Domestic Terrorism most closely describes the violent scenes of radicalized extremists storming the capitol building in an attempt… Read more »

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This Holiday Season, I’m Wishing you Hope!

Anna Crowley Redding

Christmas Eve Cape Elizabeth, Maine – Before a Christmas storm wipes out power to the Northeast in a solid last minute effort to top-off our disdain for 2020… I want to take a   moment to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for your encouragement, your friendship, for reading my books, and… Read more »

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Camp COVID Summer Learning: Black Joy! Our Black History Awakening

What If . . .

Hello Friends! As part of our summer learning adventure, we are in the midst of an amazing, eye-opening, heart-swelling journey through Black History. It’s all coming together visually with our Black History Awakening Mural project. The recipe here is simple: Books + movies + crafts = mural. This beautiful mural is serving as a deep-conversation… Read more »

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Camp COVID Summer Learning: Jump the Broom!

Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons and Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life!   If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »

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