M-E Girard at T.C. Williams

Debut author M-E Girard visited T.C. Williams students while in town for the NOVA Teen Book Festival. Meeting with the writing center tutors, a book club, and a language arts class over the span of several hours, M-E spoke frankly…

Paul O. Zelinsky at St. Francis International School

Delighted kindergarteners cackled with laughter as a frustrated, impatient Moose continually interrupted Paul Zelinsky’s presentations at St. Francis International School.  Featuring Z is for Moose, the author/illustrator extraordinaire read aloud the story, shared a star-studded book trailer, and sketched with…

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…