Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

Lori's Books

Junior Library Guild Selection 2010
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book/ CCBC Choices 2011
Cybil Award Finalist /Bank Street Best Books of the year 2010 /Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Readers Award
New From Boyds Mills Press! Oregon Book Award Finalist/ Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2009
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best books of 2006/2007 Oregon Book Award Finalist Nick Jr. Family Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2006/ The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2006/
Parenting Magazine Best Books November 2006 Parenting Picks
Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year/ The Friends Medallion 2007 Special Award
Children's Choices 2005


To New Adventures on the Hill

March 3, 2014

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It's hard to believe how quickly the year has flown. It's nearly springtime again. We welcomed a beautiful new granddaughter, so we now have four granddaughters!
Up here on the hill the buds are awaking. Snow is gone, and the rains have set in.
Dear coats are beginning to lighten and Nikita is enjoying muddy paws and chasing cats again.

Readers have asked me if there will be more Aggie stories. I've asked my publisher about that. I still write them, but as to if they will be published, I can't say, but I hope so. As reader fans know, Aggie is close to my heart, but if not perhaps the new characters being born will delight our reader friends.

I'm still having fun playing in my mind's playground with character friends old and new.
May stories and readers continue to blossom and grow as spring brings us warmer days, and sunshine.

This weekend I enjoyed taking part of an author panel at the OCTE conference here in Portland. It was delightful to join Erik Kimmel and Marie Smith to speak about our work with Educators and hold a Q&A session afterward. Our audience was wonderful. I love how these teachers are passionate about books and their students' needs.

There's not much new news on this end. Things have been quiet, but in stillness inspiration comes. I look forward to more writing, more writer experiences, and more smiling readers.

Here's to whatever lies ahead for all of us this season of newness and waking spring.

Happy Adventures!