Newsletter, May 2001

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This month we are shamelessly self-promoting.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Carol Hurst's first two books for children.

Through the Lock
Historical Novel
"Part historical fiction, part survival adventure, this story will grab readers from the first page. Etta and Walter's terse conversations, anguished and funny, are the best part of the book, and the history is fascinating, including what the canal means to the community."
- - Booklist starred review
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Rocks in His Head
Historical Picture Book illustrated by James Stevenson
Leo loves rock collecting much to everyone's consternation. During the Depression we find that Leo's passion becomes the start of a successful career. "A big-hearted true story of a man with rocks in his head (and in his pocket), nourished by the deep humanity in Stevenson's watercolors."
-- Kirkus Reviews
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In This Issue You'll Find:


Welcome to the May issue of our newsletter.

For those who missed our last newsletter the most recent additions to our web site are:
Featured Subject: Local History and Family Stories
Featured Subject: Women's History
Featured Author: Richard Peck

Upcoming workshop:

I've Read the Book, Now What? Workshops for Teachers of grades 2-6 by Carol Hurst:
- use literature across the curriculum
- connect your reading program to content areas
- motivate your readers
- complement your reading program with meaningful activities
- enhance comprehension through conversation
- use a variety of genre
- storytell and read aloud as powerful extensions of literature

May 8, 2001 - Massachusetts

  • Holiday Inn Springfield
  • 711 Dwight Street
  • Springfield, MA

To register call Literacy Corner at 877-346-9737

Other workshops:

  • May 7, 2001. Colrain Central School. Colrain, Massachusetts.
  • June 27, 2001. Literature Conference. New Ulm, Minnesota.
  • July 25, 2001. Early Childhood Institute. Dallas, Texas.

For more information on any of these write to Carol Hurst at For more information on Carol Hurst and her work in schools and conferences see Carol Otis Hurst Consulting at:

We're still celebrating the release of Carol's first two books for kids. You can read the latest rave reviews of Carol's novel and picture book at:
Through the Lock
Rocks in His Head


Related Areas of Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site