On Friday, we had the tremendous pleasure of visiting with author Mac Barnett. He shared some of his stories like Guess Again!
, and Oh No!
. He answered the question, “How do you make a book?” The answer included a look at how authors work with editors and illustrators, crying, pirates, and the Bermuda Triangle. He introduced older students to the Brixton Brothers
, a series inspired by his childhood love of mystery series like Hardy Boys
and Nate the Great
. We learned about how dangerous it can be to befriend the Hardy Boys, the worst weapon a criminal can choose
, and the most important, secret law enforcement organization in the United States.
In addition to being a fund raiser, the book fair is an opportunity to get our community energized about reading and a reminder that reading is FUN! I think it’s been an extremely successful year. Thanks to Mac for a fantastic afternoon. Thanks to the kids for being such a wonderful audience. Finally, thanks to our book fair coordinators Liz Fitzgerald and Evelyn Hess and all of the volunteers who made the book fair a wonderful event.