Erin Rounds is a Vermont 4th grade teacher, author, illustrator, and mother of two plus a husky. Erin grew up in Hartland, Vermont, where as a 3rd grader, she decided she wanted to be a teacher and an author, after winning a writing contest about recycling. Erin enjoys finding Vermont stories that resonate on a national level, such as her first picture book, Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field. Join Erin as she reads aloud the story of Vermont’s state fossil and discusses how in the world a whale ended up in the middle of the only land-locked state in New England. Check out her writer’s notebooks and find out how an idea turns into a book. Try your hand at a fossil poem and draw a beluga in Vermont as an art project.