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The Little Read

Will Russell

Tonight I had the privilege of reading at the Montclair Public Library’s annual Little Read event! I read alongside fellow Egg in the Hole teammate, Meet the Bobs and Tweets illustrator Kristy Caldwell, the mayor of Montclair and actor Frankie Faison!

Halfway Through Another Round of School Visits!

Will Russell

This month I packed my bags and flew to Chicago to spend two weeks in the area schools, meeting readers, teachers and librarians! I spoke to over a thousand students, signed hundreds or books, and best of all, got some really awesome letters from classes I visited!

In November, I’m off to Gilbert, Iowa, and Kansas City, with a few visits in Montclair, New Jersey and Worcester, Massachusetts to look forward to as well!

Book 3 Cover Reveal!

Will Russell

How amazing is this cover for Secrets of Bearhaven: Hidden Rock Rescue?! Illustrator Ross Dearsley continues to amaze me! Can’t wait to see the art inside the book! 

Taking my show on the road

Will Russell

In January I hit the road to meet Bearhaven readers and their teachers. I started in Massachusetts, at my very own elementary school and also the school where my mother teaches fifth grade: Bancroft. It was the perfect place to do my first ever classroom visit… or first five!

At the end of the month I visited the Calverton School in Maryland where I spoke to third, fourth and fifth grade students, as well as the entire middle school (eek!) before doing my first book signing. 

Just as I’d expected, one of the BEST parts about being a children’s book author is hanging out with kids! Next I’m off to Newark for the My Very Own Library Event, then Pennsylvania and Delaware for a few very special school visits. Can’t wait! 

Book Two Cover Reveal!!

Will Russell

Secrets of Bearhaven: Mission to Moon Farm officially has a cover.  And it's amazing!  Ross Dearsley, Beahaven's incredible illustrator, has done it again.  I hope readers love it as much as I do!

My first book is OUT!

Will Russell

The first book in the Secrets of Bearhaven series has been published! I went to see it with my very own eyes at Barnes and Noble yesterday! 

 

 

The Bearhaven Website is LIVE!

Will Russell

Secrets of Bearhaven has its very own website! Visit www.secretsofbearhaven.com for a ton of fun stuff including: a cooking show hosted by a bear, real bear facts, a clip of the audio book read aloud by the one and only Louisa Gummer, video of me growling back and forth with a linguist, an awesome teaching guide, and more!

 

The First Review Is In!

Will Russell


Fans of Erin Hunter’s “Seekers” series (HarperCollins) and Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, 2002) looking for a new series will enjoy this animal adventure novel.
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[SECRETS OF BEARHAVEN’s] short chapters and fast-paced plot will have readers breathlessly turning pages. Although talking animal books are far from unusual, Rocha adds a unique spin to the genre in the creation of the fantastical Bearhaven. The ending sets up for a sequel.

VERDICT A solid purchase for fans of animal adventure stories and eco-mysteries, this work will also appeal to reluctant readers.
— Patrick Tierney, Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School, Providence, RI