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

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

Hayfield Elementary – Hayfield MN – February 20, 2020

Riverside Central Elementary School – Rochester MN – February 24, 2020

St. Paul Music Academy – St. Paul MN – February 25, 2020

Wilson Elementary School – Anoka MN – February 27, 2020

Neveln Elementary – Austin MN – March 3, 2020

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

Sam Davey Elementary School – EauClaire WI – March 12, 2020

Laketown Elementary School – Waconia MN – March 17, 2020

Southview Elementary School – Waconia MN – March 17, 2020

Mabel Elementary School – Mabel MN – March 19, 2020

Sunset Terrace Elementary School – Rochester MN – March 23, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Bel Air Elementary School – New Brighton MN – March 30, 2020

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

New Discoveries Montessori – Hutchinson MN – May 5, 2020

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

Other Events

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

Brownsdale Public Library Presentation – Brownsdale Community Ctr, Brownsdale MN – March 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Austin Public Library – Austin MN – March 26, 2020, 11:00 am

Presenting at MN Kindergarten Teachers Conference – Jordan MN – May 1, 2020, All Day

Harmony Public Library – Harmony MN – May 2, 2020, 11:00 am

Hutchinson Public Library – Hutchinson MN – May 5, 2020, 7:00 pm

Wordplay-Minnesota’s largest celebration of Reading, Writing and Great Books! – Minneapolis MN – May 9, 2020, All Day

Young Artists Young Authors Conference – Rochester MN – May 19, 2020 - May 21, 2020, All Day