By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

It’s just been announced that I’ve won the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Children’s Literature (younger children)!  I am shocked and thrilled and extremely grateful to the McKnight Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, and the supportive community of children’s literature enthusiasts in our state.  Stay tuned for event info and other exciting McKnight-related news.

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Bloomington Writers Festival & Book Fair – March 22nd!

February 17, 2014

Check out this bustling annual event at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center on Saturday, March 22nd, 9:30am-5pm.  Come for Nancy Carlson’s keynote address, stay for the low-cost workshops and presentations, and don’t forget to check out the free book fair with dozens of local authors and vendors.  I’ll be speaking, and selling/signing books at [...]

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Holiday event at The Bookcase: Dec 15!

November 26, 2013

Children’s Books & Festive Hooks!  I’ll be joining local picture book authors Deborah Jo Larson, Catherine Urdahl, and Phyllis Alsdurf for readings, signings, games, and bookish ornament making at The Bookcase in Wayzata on December 15th (2pm).  Stop by for holiday shopping and free family fun.

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Silhouette of a Sparrow PAPERBACK LAUNCH!

September 17, 2013

Help me celebrate the paperback edition of Silhouette of a Sparrow!   October 6th at 2pm: Second Story reading at the Loft Literary Center with Mary Casanova November 19th at 7pm: Queer Voices reading at Intermedia Arts BLOG TOUR continues!  Check out my “I’m With Stupid” story on Geoff Herbach’s blog.

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Loon Baby activity sheets now available!

July 30, 2013

Please download and print these FREE activity sheets to use with your kids, students, or storytime groups! Loon Baby MAZE Loon Baby WORDSEARCH Loon Baby COLORING1 Loon Baby COLORING2

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