One of my stories, THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN, is in a HMH reading textbook, Journeys.

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It’s usually read in the spring and one activity that students often do is to send a laminated paper version of Oliver on a trip to visit folks.

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Download the 2016 Lesson Plan pack, which includes Sample Chapters from five novels. 24 MB, zip file from Dropbox).

The Lesson Plan pack includes a simple paper pattern for Oliver provided by the illustrator Joe Cepeda.

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This year, Cynthia Wells, a teacher from Quitman, AR, contacted me and said that Kailin, her student, would like to send me her Oliver for a week’s visit. Of course, I can’t always do this, but this was a good year to say, “Yes!”

Kaylin holding her Oliver and the envelope Darcy Pattison sent her. | Mims House.com

Kaylin sent her Oliver to visit me in my Blue Office. She’s holding the envelope I sent back.


When a student sends an Oliver around, they ask people to take photos of Oliver in different places. See the Oliver Pinterest board.

Oliver Sees the Sights

Here are some things Oliver did with me.

Kailin's Oliver met the BIG Oliver that lives in my Blue Office. | DarcyPattison.com
Kailin’s Oliver met the BIG Oliver that lives in my Blue Office. | DarcyPattison.com


Oliver joins a drummer. | DarcyPattison.com
Oliver joins a drummer and makes a bit of noise. | DarcyPattison.com


Oliver visited the Genius Bar at the Apple store to get Darcy Pattison's computer fixed.. | DarcyPattison.com
Oliver visited the Genius Bar at the Apple store to get Darcy Pattison’s computer fixed.. | DarcyPattison.com


Oliver Meets Rowdy

Of course, Oliver couldn’t leave without reading ROWDY, which is my Summer, 2016 book. The pirate captain, Miss Whitney Black McKee, and Oliver had a nice chat and compared adventures and travels.

Oliver Meets Rowdy, Darcy Pattison's Summer 2016 book. | DarcyPattison.com
Oliver Meets Rowdy, Darcy Pattison’s Summer 2016 book. | DarcyPattison.com


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And then, Oliver settled in to read Rowdy’s story. Imagine Captain McKee’s dismay when Oliver found a misspelled word in her book! Oh, my! It was lucky that Oliver came along to save the day! Kailin, I’m so glad you sent Oliver to visit!

Oliver K. Woodman finds a misspelled work in Captain McKee's story, ROWDY. | DarcyPattison.com
Oliver K. Woodman finds a misspelled work in Captain McKee’s story, ROWDY. | DarcyPattison.com


Finally, here’s Kailin reading another of my books, I WANT A DOG, to her class. A happy reader! That’s what we like to see!

Kailin was so excited to receive a new book, I Want a Dog, that she had to read it to the class. | DarcyPattison.com
Kailin was so excited to receive a new book, I Want a Dog, that she had to read it to the class. | DarcyPattison.com


Thanks, Cynthia for letting me be a part of your language arts class this spring! It was fun!

Darcy Pattison has participated in a couple exciting events on the web this month.

Featured on National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance website

The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance has launched a new website, and as part of it, they asked authors to recommend books to read. I recommended Carla McClafferty’s amazing nonfiction title, The Many Faces of George Washington.

You can see all the authors on my Pinterest Board.
Follow Darcy Pattison – Children’s Book Author’s board Children’s Book Authors Recommend Books on Pinterest.


Featured on Children’s Book Council Diversity Blog

Saucy and Bubba by Darcy Pattison
Read or listen to sample chapters.

Last week, Darcy Pattison contributed a guest blog to the Children’s Book Council Diversity blog, “Give a Child a Book of Hope.” It talks about growing up in a family with an alcoholic step-father and how that inspired the writing of Saucy and Bubba. Please stop by and read the essay.