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Books! Books! Books!

Last week, author/illustrator Bob Barner visited the library to talk to Crocker K, 1, and 2 students about his work. Barner is the author of 34 books including Bears!Bear! Bears!, Fish Wish, Dem Bones, and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! His work is non-fiction and filled with amazing, colorful collage art. He shared several of his books and drew lots of pictures which he left for us to enjoy. Barner’s work combines art, science, and music – yes, music! Several of his stories have been set to music, Dem Bones is based on a song that is over 200 years old, and he played music while he drew for us.

Barner talked to us about the process of making books and answered lots of great questions from students. The kids wanted to know what is fun about being an author (having a new idea and seeing a finished book) and what isn’t fun (deadlines). They also wondered how he’s able to make such great pictures. Barner says it’s practice. He has been drawing since he was very young and studied art in college. Barner shared the fun and hard work that goes into creating a book. It was a wonderful visit!

Thanks to Mr. Donahue’s class for making a whole lot of bugs to create a collage art welcome sign for Mr. Barner. On March 30, author Pam Turner will be visiting 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to talk about her work. Stay tuned!

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