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!

School Visits

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School Visits

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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Book Signings

Maplewood Arts and Craft Fair – Maplewood Community Ctr, Maplewood MN – December 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sweet Reads Books – Austin MN – December 14, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

School Visits

South Elementary – St. Peter MN – December 11, 2019

Peter Hobart Elementary – St. Louis Park, MN – December 16, 2019

Rochester Montessori School – Rochester MN – December 18, 2019

Pinecrest Elementary – Hastings, MN – January 15, 2020

St. Pius Elementary – Rochester MN – February 6, 2020

Strawberry Hill Elementary – Anamosa, Iowa – February 10, 2020

Blooming Prairie Elementary – Blooming Prairie, MN – February 12, 2020

St. Stephens Catholic School – Anoka, MN – February 19, 2020

St. John Paul II Catholic School – Minneapolis MN – March 4, 2020

Southview Elementary School – Waconia MN – March 17, 2020

Adams Elementary Reading Night – Coon Rapids, MN – April 23, 2020

Kasson-Mantorville Schools – Kasson MN – February 25, 2021

Other Events

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, Presenter – Northfield MN – January 29, 2020, All Day

Young Writer Conference – Mankato MN – March 10, 2020 - March 11, 2020, All Day