Week 2 started with a bang at Matzke Elementary School, where I spent the day with librarian extraordinaire Karen Womack.
|Karen Womack (left) and me|
The students wrote wishes (inspired by my book WISH) and put them in the treasure chest:
Next stop: Hemmenway Elementary
|I was honored to meet 4th grade teacher and fan Mrs. Marshall.|
|And 4th grade teacher and fan, Mrs. Parks.|
The next day, I was picked up by librarian, Paula Baiamonte, to begin a terrific day at Robinson Elementary. Thank you, Paula, for all of your hard work!
|Paula Baiamonte (left) and me|
|Presenting to students at Robinson|
|Check out this fun-loving group of Name That Book students|
The next day librarian Jennifer Buchert picked me up to start our amazing day at Copeland Elementary. Jennifer and I found out pretty quickly that we are soul sisters - so much in common (starting with dogs and ending with a deep love for organization and label makers)
|Jennifer Buchert left) and me|
|I was greeted by this sweet sign made by students.|
|I adored this poster showing students sharing my books with their dogs.|
|I had a great lunch with these book-loving fifth graders. We talked books, books, books.|
Next up? An amazing dinner with LOTS of Cypress Fairbanks librarians and four other authors. We had great food and lots of laughs. A night to remember.
|(l to r) Chris Barton, me, Phil Bildner, Kirby Larson, Jeff Mack|
|A super selfie with (l to r) Chris Barton, me, Jennifer Garstecki Lucas, Phil Bildner, Jeff Mack, Kirby Larson|
Next, I was off to Willbern Elementary, where librarian Laura Bissey was such a welcoming hostess and the kids were prepared and enthusiastic.
|A darling book display|
|Me and librarian Laura Bissey|
|Me with librarian Wanda Rundell|
My last day was amazing. Thank you so much, Swenke Elementary!
|Thanks so much for making my visit to Swenke so great, Angie Arnett (right)|
|I loved this YooHoo boat display made by a third grade teacher. That giant YooHoo boat is filled with thank you notes for me!|
I presented to a library full of enthusiastic third graders. Here are some of them:
|Here I am with my new friend and super reader, Chase|
|The amazing team of 3rd grade teachers. Thank you all for preparing your students for this amazing day.|
|(l to r) Principal Liz Miller, me, librarian Angie Arnett|
Then it was off to the airport to catch my flight back to North Carolina.
Thank you, Cypress Fairbanks!!!
Y'all know how to host an author!