Eliot Schrefer at Raymond Education Campus

The brand name of simple pair of khaki pants changed Eliot Schrefer’s life.  A tremendous amount of research, two arms full of vaccinations, a journey half-way around the world, one coercive marriage proposal, and three books later, Eliot detailed for…

Laura Gehl at Port Towns Elementary School

Four delighted pre-K classes shared the morning with returning author Laura Gehl, who brought them a full slate of activities surrounding her new release, Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating.  The students were so very BRAVE to pull the mystery…

Jacqueline Davies at Seaton Elementary and Excel Academy

Grrrrrr….Creaaaaaaaak….Whoooooooosh….click click click….Forty-two kindergarten students at Seaton Elementary listened intently to the lively sounds of a bamboo forest before brainstorming “p” words like author Jackie Davies did when panda books inspired her latest work, Panda Pants.  Later, a group of…

Todd Strasser at Perry Street Prep

Author Todd Strasser has a talent for writing for both teens and younger children.  Fourth grade students at Perry Street Prep had the privilege and fun of working with Todd to improve their writing skills.  With “show don’t tell” as…

Daniel Jose Older at Cesar Chavez Capitol Hill

The combination of magical realism, suspense, appreciation for the power of art, and friendship – not to mention a cool New York setting – offered irresistible appeal for teen readers when Daniel Jose Older recently visited.  English Language Arts students at Cesar Chavez…

Padma Venkatraman at Meridian PCS

There is so much to learn from the research that a fiction author does!  Padma Venkatraman, an oceanographer by training and now a YA author, ran overtime as the students at Meridian PCS flooded her with questions about ocean research,…

David Shannon at Langdon Education Campus

David Shannon writes hilarious children’s books, but, he told the first grade at Langdon Education Campus, he “always loved to draw.”  After reading aloud his long-awaited sequel Duck on a Tractor, David sketched out for the crowd not only Duck…