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!


Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the link. I am glad that other students are enjoying Starry Night as much as the kids in Brian Piccolo did.

Wish you were there, but was thrilled to have Sam, Lita and Petey.


Morgan Mandel said...

That's it - start them young to like reading! They may be the next generation of authors, at least at any rate, the next generation of readers!

Morgan Mandel