Inspiring Children - One Word at a Time

Meet Mary

Author and Educator Mary Bleckwehl will Spark your Students’ Creativity!

Whether you are planning a family literacy night, a young writer/artist conference, a school author visit or anything for the reading community-I would love to partner with you to inspire kids along their own literacy journey!

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Do you mind if I drop in at your school? My greatest thrill is to share my passion for turning dreams into reality with young people. I would be honored to come to your school, classroom, or any place where dreamers and book lovers rule!

My Books

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A tale of friendship, empathy and a LOT of hair! –There’s not much Claire’s hair can’t do. It’s a jump rope, it ties up bad guys, and only needs washing once a year! But can her wild and wacky tresses make her best friend laugh again?

Illustrated By: Sara Weingartner

A humorous dose of healthy eating advice–What’s a kid to do when they get the hungries? Munch on some broccoli or dig into a heap of fries? Henry loves his junk food but finds he’s not the only one–it’s ‘Henry to the Rescue’ time!

Illustrated By: Brian Barber

Late for school, late for school, what’s a kid to do?–Do you have a big bad wolf waiting in your school office every time you’re late? Henry does. Or does he? An unexpected surprise.

Illustrated By: Brian Barber


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School Visits

God’s Discovery Kids Preschool – Rosemount MN – January 8, 2019 - January 9, 2019

Holy Spirit Catholic School – Rochester MN – January 14, 2019

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School – New Hope, MN – February 6, 2019

Salem Hills Elementary School – Inver Grove Heights MN – February 7, 2019

Grand Meadow Elementary School – Grand Meadow MN – February 11, 2019

Sibley East Elementary – Gaylord MN – February 12, 2019

Sumner Elementary – Austin MN – February 20, 2019

Cedar Park Elementary (day & evening program) – Apple Valley, MN – February 21, 2019

Woodson Kindergarten Center – Austin MN – February 26, 2019

Loyola Catholic School – Mankato MN – February 28, 2019

Other Events

Northfield Public Library. A Very Hairy Story Time – Northfield MN – December 15, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Mankato Young Author and Artist Conference – Bethany Lutheran College Mankato MN – March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019, All Day