Susan Stockdale at Malcolm X Elementary School

Susan Stockdale’s books encourage children to appreciate nature by highlighting fun and interesting patterns.  Her most recent title, Fantastic Flowers, is no different.  Two lively groups of kindergartners and first graders had a blast determining the plants, animals and people…

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…

AOB and 2017 Award Winners

2017 ALSC Book & Media Award Winners at AOB An Open Book works with some of the country’s most talented authors and illustrators, and the American Library Association agrees.  Once again, the ALA Youth Media Awards and other significant national…