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RWYK Author Interview With Annemarie Riley Guertin..Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves

Hey everyone,

Today we’re thrilled to present our listeners to a very talented picture book author and one of our past guests, Annemarie Riley Guertin! Her second picture book, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves recently released. We’re excited about her book so we decided to sit down and get to know more about her beautiful book, what inspired her to write WHY EVERGREENS KEP THEIR LEAVES, her publication journey with Familius Publishing, her life experiences as an elementary school teacher and how it helped her in writing this book, upcoming projects and much more.

If you love folktales, vibrant colors and finches, this is an interview which you will definitely want to listen. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, tune in and let the conversation begin!



Here’s Some Information About Annemarie Riley Guertin

Annemarie Riley GuertinAnnemarie Riley Guertin graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College and a master’s degree (summa cum laude) in elementary education from Fitchburg State University. Annemarie is an adjunct early childhood professor and a first-grade teacher. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with her husband, Michael and their two children.



Where Online Can People Find Annemarie?

Her website:

Connect with her on Twitter



Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves

Why Evergreens Keep Their LeavesOne autumn evening, Little Redbird settled down for one last sleep before flying south for winter. As he slept, a strong gust of wind shook him from his cozy nest . . .

. . . Little Redbird hurts his wing and misses his chance to fly south for the winter. As he searches for a new home among the trees, he begins to realize that not all trees are fit for the winter cold. As more and more trees refuse him shelter, too preoccupied with their preparations for the frost, Little Redbird fears the worst. That is until he comes across a friendly bunch of evergreens.

In the spirit of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy PrinceWhy Evergreens Keep Their Leaves is a timeless story of kindness and why the fir, spruce, and juniper trees are evergreen all winter long.


Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today to start the discussions with your kids about patience, kindness, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves and so much more!


In This Episode Of The Reading With Your Kids PodcastYou’ll Hear:

  • Introduction to Annemarie Riley Guertin and  her second picture book, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves
  • Why are stories about patience and kindness so important to Anne?
  • Other than stories, what are the best ways parents can relate to the message of being kind and being empathic to their kids?
  • Being an elementary school teacher, how was her experience and how did this experience helped her in writing a picture book for kids?
  • What kind of literacy programs are Anne excited about, and would like to implement in her classroom?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves?
  • What is Annemarie currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!


A big Thank You to Annemarie Riley Guertin for talking to us and sharing her book with our listeners!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆

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