Catherine Reef at Wheaton High School

In a perfect pairing, Bioscience students from Wheaton High School met with author Catherine Reef for a discussion of her new book, Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse.  With the help of Ms. Reef, the students focused on…

Emily Jenkins at West Education Campus

Emily Jenkins led the West Education Campus kindergarteners through a breathtaking romp of a read-aloud with her new picture book A Greyhound, A Groundhog!  Introducing the concept of “creative flow” to the young students, Emily used several of her older…

Kwame Alexander at Langdon Elementary School

In a heartwarming event on Valentine’s Day, show-stopper Kwame Alexander presented his just-released Animal Ark to kindergarten through third grade in the Landgon Elementary School library.  With a musician and co-authors to accompany him, Kwame led the crowd in energized…

Miranda Paul at Belvedere Elementary School

Tying into the school’s environmental curriculum, award-winning author and We Need Diverse Books Board member Miranda Paul offered three presentations of her book One Plastic Bag to four second grade classes at Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, VA.  Prompting…

Fred Bowen at Montpelier Elementary School

In an unusual turn, author and sports writer Fred Bowen introduced AOB to a new elementary school, instead of the other way around!  Fred shared stories with the Montpelier fourth graders about his childhood teachers, his less-than-enthusiastic feelings about writing, and…