Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We're thrilled to invite you to an author visit right here at Willow Glen Elementary at 1:30 pm in the cafeteria.
Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, which was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, and most recently won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Book Award. He is the illustrator of House Held Up by Trees, a picture book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser (published by Candlewick Press), as well as Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson, which won the Governor General's Award; Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes are invited to this event. You should have received discounted pre-sale book order form. If you did not, there will be books on sale at the event.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Back by popular demand! David A. Aguilar - Author, Astronomer, Artist and Director of Public Affairs and Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He had us on the edge of our seats during his last visit, ready to suit up and blast off. David A. Aguilar is a nationally recognized author of space-themed non-fiction for elementary school students. Aguilar’s work has been featured on CNN, USA Today, National Geographic, Time Magazine and the History Channel’s series, The Universe. Our 3rd -5th graders will meet the author and hear him talk about outer space and the wonderment of science. They will be in awe!
You can order personalized signed copies of David Aguilar’s Books through Thursday.
Please bring cash or a check made payable to Hicklebee’s.
Downlload the order form by clicking here.
Additional signed books available at Hicklebee's after the deadline.
On November 4, 2011, Author Jonathan Auxier made a stop at our school during his nationwide tour for the release of his new book Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes.
"Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves. This is the story of the greatest thief who ever lived. His name, as you’ve probably guessed, is... Peter Nimble. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been forced into a life of crime. One fateful afternoon, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler. With the help of the Fantastic Eyes and some unlikely friends, Peter embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to save a people in need – and to discover his true destiny."
Jonathan Auxier was raised in Canada and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, of whom he is particularly fond. This is his first novel. To see more of his words and pictures, you can visit him at TheScoop.com.
On May 12th, 2010 Author and Astronomer David Aguilar was at Willow Glen Elementary!
David Aguilar, author of Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, is the Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, he was the Director of the Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Colorado. He is an accomplished astronomy illustrator and an experienced educator with an enormous enthusiasm for bringing science to children.
2nd-4th Graders had the opportunity to attend David Aguilar’s presentation of his latest book, Super Stars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way.