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Busload of Books on the End Book Deserts Podcast

Busload of Books on the End Book Deserts Podcast

One of the best things about launching our Busload of Books Tour project has been discovering and connecting with others who share our mission to get books into the hands of kids. Case in point, the amazing Molly Ness, a teacher / scholar / author / advocate / force...

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Busload of Books in the Washington Post

Busload of Books in the Washington Post

Thanks to the wonderful Mary Quattlebaum for this lovely piece about The Cookie of Perfection and the Busload of Books Tour in yesterday's Washington Post. Read the article. Get a copy of Perfection with a signed bookplate from our friends at Postmark Books. Help us...

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Busload of Books on the #AmWriting Podcast

Busload of Books on the #AmWriting Podcast

A few weeks ago, Robbi and I had the honor and fun of sitting down with dear friend and fellow author Jessica Lahey (The Gift of Failure and The Addiction Inoculation) to talk about writing, the creative process, and the Busload of Books tour. The conversation was fun...

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Announcing the Busload of Books Tour!

Announcing the Busload of Books Tour!

We (and the kids) are going to spend the 2022-2023 school year on the ultimate road trip— living in a tiny home school bus, visiting Title I elementary schools in all 50 states, doing presentations on creativity and collaboration, and handing out 25,000 free books to...

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The Busload of Books Tour is a year-long project to promote literacy and raise awareness of the challenges facing our nation’s public schools.

Author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (that’s us) and our four kids will spend the 2022-2023 school year traveling the country in a school bus/tiny home, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states (plus DC), and giving away 25,000 hardcover books to students and teachers from underserved communities.

As we travel, we will be blogging, vlogging and posting frequently to social media. All of our content will be appropriate for bringing families and students along on our ultimate road trip.

The latest on Instagram:

The Daily Minute: 4.14.24
In which we wish you a belated Free Nacho Cheese Day and introduce you to a nascent forest.
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The Daily Minute: 4.13.14
In which we are Welcomed Home to Annapolis and are tempted by colorful spatulas.
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The Daily Minute: 4.12.24
In which the thriving Metropolis of Middletown, Delaware has Taylor buckets to spare.
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The Daily Minute: 4.11.24
In which the turtles of Lawrence Wetlands Preserve may or may not be anamatronic.
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Whoever you are, take your seat on the bus!

Our adventure is your adventure. Our country is your country, too. Follow along with us!