November 24, 2008
Searching For A Starry Night Goes to School!
Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery has gotten good grades recently from students in Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York.
Although I couldn't be there in person, author Terrie Moran chose to read portions of Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery, as part of Literacy Day at the Brian Piccolo Middle School in Far Rockaway, New York.
Terrie, along with authors Chris Grabenstein, and Marco Conelli, spent time reading to individual classes and at the end of the day, they addressed the Sixth Grade Assembly. The book also is now in the school's library.
You can see more photos at Terrie's blog. Thank you, Terrie, for sharing my book with these fantastic kids!
Meeting with Home Schoolers
Recently, I had the chance to talk to a great group of Home Schoolers from Wisconsin and Illinois. We talked about the book and several of the kids liked to write stories, so it was fun to give them a few tips on writing. (Pictured: Kids crafting and young writer Hannah with my book.)
(Pictured: Chloe with her card corner) We had a craft time, too, with the kids making their own greeting card corners (small vignettes made of foam core board, a standard greeting card and scrapbook paper) to start their own miniatures collection.
(Pictured: Josh, Julie and mom)
I had a lot of fun meeting kids who are enthusiastic about writing and reading. A great group of kids!