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Mary Atkinson
Poet and author for children. MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Author of OWL GIRL, TILLIE HEART AND SOUL, and MARIO'S NOTEBOOK.
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Mary Atkinson Jul 14
Fighting the FOMO: Ten Ways to Make the Most of Your Local Book Festival (Without Breaking the Bank) by Oona Marie Abrams via
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Mary Atkinson Jul 8
Nerds, you're in for a treat! Don’t miss Jennifer’s presentation or books!
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Mary Atkinson Jun 29
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Mary Atkinson Jun 23
Not just for the young! One of my favorite books on writing.
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Tim Muth Jun 20
World Refugee Day -- the internal refugees of El Salvador -- 295,000 displaced internally by conflict
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Mary Atkinson Jun 19
Congratulations to TILLIE HEART AND SOUL winners Natalie H (Reading, PA) Dianne R (Louisville, KY) Andrea W (Williamsport, PA) Renee S (Jacksonville FL) and Nina D (Las Vagas, NV) for winning TILLIE HEART AND SOUL! The book is on its way!
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Mary Atkinson Jun 8
Why did TILLIE get a Kirkus Star? One more day to enter this book giveaway! Please retweet!
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Mary Atkinson Jun 4
5 days left to enter!
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Mary Atkinson May 28
Me, too! I recommend Paper Things!
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Mary Atkinson May 28
My first GoodReads Giveaway!
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Mary Atkinson May 27
When a reader wants an author foto.
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Mary Atkinson May 8
Replying to @LitTeacherJenn
I’m totally into sketchbooks, drawing, and writing to find my story.
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Ann Collette May 8
Happy Pub Date to my dear friend & (so far) love of my life Steve McCauley, whose fabulous new novel, MY EX-LIFE, pubs today! Sell a bazillion copies, dear!
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Mary Atkinson May 7
This Kirkus starred MG novel came out a year ago today. Have you read TILLIE HEART AND SOUL yet?
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Mary Atkinson May 3
Doodling as Activism: How I Produced My Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer via
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Mary Atkinson Apr 30
I recently discovered DARKROOM: A MEMOIR and loved it on so many levels--as a writer and newbie sketchbook. Your drawings and story are amazing. Passed it around my sketchbook class!
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Jane Kurtz Apr 23
One of my goals for my work is to show science not as a collection of facts but as an active, ongoing, curiosity-based inquiry that keeps us interacting with the world. Example: scientists don't know why sloths leave the safety of trees to poop.
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Mary Atkinson Apr 23
Mario has to flee El Salvador during the civil war and become a refugee in the U.S. Still a story that needs to be told.
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Mary Atkinson Apr 21
Read José Martí for National Poetry Month (A Plea) by Emma Otheguy via
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Mary Atkinson Apr 19
Trying to get the word out! Do you know about MARIO'S NOTEBOOK, a children's novel about an El Salvadoran refugee from the civil war?
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