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New Book!
Bonded by Battle
The Powerful Friendships
of Military Dogs and Soldiers

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Bonded By Battle is the first book to tell the whole 150-year story of how dogs and soldiers built a relationship on and off the battlefield, teaming up to become our military’s most advanced counter-terrorism weapon.

An accurate and fascinating presentation — Kirkus

The text reads well, and footnotes are plentiful…A sure bet wherever military and canine titles are popular —School Library Journal

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The Jerrie Mock StoryFlying Solo—The Jerrie Mock Story
from Ohio University Press
Spring 2016

“Nancy Roe Pimm has captured Jerrie’s essence and her voice. She shows my sister’s passion for flying and for life. I’m thrilled to know her story will be shared with future generations, so they too will believe in their dreams as they get to know Jerrie, a true American hero.”

— Susan Reid, Jerrie Mock’s younger sister

Recommendation from St.Brigid
I am the School Librarian at St.Brigid in Dublin, Ohio. In May of 2017 we had Nancy Roe Pimm come in to do an author visit with grades 5-8. It was just a fantastic day for both teachers and students! Mrs. Pimm started with a very engaging large group presentation which detailed her writing process, as well as her life story. The clear message that she had for these middle schoolers was to Follow Your Dreams. She carried this message throughout the day as she lunched with our Power of the Pen students, and signed copies of her books. Mrs.Pimm found a way to connect with each student she met, she has a true gift with this challenging middle school age!

Grades 6-8 had the opportunity to do a non-fiction writing workshop with Mrs.Pimm. The quality of writing that she was able to pull out of these students was remarkable. At the end of each workshop students were able to volunteer to read their non-fiction piece to the group. Mrs.Pimm not only gave them immediate feedback, she provided them with an authentic audience. I would highly recommend Nancy Roe Pimm for an author visit!

Happy to answer questions of any kind…

NancyThanksgiving Author Visit
Had a great day at Arrowhead Elementary before Thanksgiving break working with some amazingly talented young writers on the craft of nonfiction. Now that’s something to be thankful for! (See more on programs)

Choose to Read Ohio
Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla has been selected as a Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) title for 2013 and 2014 by the State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association. CTRO is designed to promote reading aross Ohio. Any library, community, class, family, book club, or other group may participate. Reader’s toolkits provide support materials, including discussion questions, author biography, tie-in activities, and links to related websites.The selection of Colo’s Story was announced at the Ohioana Book Festival on May 12, 2012.