Welcome, Heidi!

An Open Book is delighted to share that Co-Founder Heidi Powell joined AOB’s staff full-time as co-Executive Director of the organization she and Dara La Porte founded six years ago.  Already an integral part of the organization and Board, Heidi…

Susan Stockdale at Malcolm X Elementary School

Susan Stockdale’s books encourage children to appreciate nature by highlighting fun and interesting patterns.  Her most recent title, Fantastic Flowers, is no different.  Two lively groups of kindergartners and first graders had a blast determining the plants, animals and people…

AOB and 2017 Award Winners

2017 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners at AOB An Open Book works with some of the country’s most talented authors and illustrators, and the American Library Association agrees.  Once again, the ALA Youth Media Awards and other significant national…

Fred Bowen at Montpelier Elementary School

In an unusual turn, author and sports writer Fred Bowen introduced AOB to a new elementary school, instead of the other way around!  Fred shared stories with the Montpelier fourth graders about his childhood teachers, his less-than-enthusiastic feelings about writing, and…

Jon Chad at Poe Middle School

Illustrator and cartoonist Jon Chad blended fact and fiction to create Volcanoes: Fire and Life, which he shared over three presentations with sixth graders at Poe Middle School recently. Almost too good to be true, though, was Jon’s incredibly generous…