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Authors @ GES

Author/Illustrators share with our students


Jeff Mack
Students at our school will again enjoy an author visit, thanks to the generosity of our PTA. On Friday, March 23rd, author, illustrator, humorist Jeff Mack will be visiting all our classes. Jeff is the author of the Clueless McGee chapter book series, and picture books Mine! The Things I Can Do!, Good News, Bad News and more. He has also collaborated with authors like Eve Bunting, Linda Ashman and others.
Author Jeff Mack

Jason Chin-Author visitJason Chin, author and illustrator, visited with our students on Thursday, April 13. We loved hearing about the amazing research travels taken by this amazing visual artist and award-winning author. Learning about the work it takes to create his illustrations was also exciting, especially when he did some quick drawings right in front of us! His books include Redwoods, Island: a story of the Galapagos and Gravity, Water is Water and Coral Reef.


Author Kate Messner will visit with us on June 7th. Kate is the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; Sugar and Ice; Eye of the Storm; Sea Monster’s First Day; Over and Under the SnowAll the Answers, The Silver Jaguar Society Mysteries, and the Marty McGuire and Ranger in Time chapter book series. She's also an avid outdoorswoman, TED Talk speaker and former Middle School Teacher. Visit her website at www.katemessner.com30001000622862




Author visits GESJarrett Krosoczka - author/illustrator of the graphic novel series Lunch Lady  visited our students on Tuesday, December 16th. His new series, Platypus Police Squad was a hit, along with his many fun picture books and Lunch Lady graphic novels. Visit his website with your readers here:

See photos from his visit here


Charles R. Smith - Author/poet/photographer Charles R. Smith Visiting Author Charles Smith
returned! Mr. Smith visited our students in grades 3 - 5 on October 2nd.
He shared his newest titles including I am the World and Brick by Brick. He recounted his adventures as a photographer and author, poet and parent, and shared his writing process with our classes.


Visiting Author Alyssa Capucilli Alyssa Satin Capucilli visited our K - 2 classes on Monday, March 17th.  The beloved author of Biscuit, the new I Can Read series Katy Duck, and many more, shared her love of dance and family, writing and reading with GES.

  Visit her home page here


Barney Saltzberg - Author/Illustrator/musician Barney Saltzberg brought author pix
his new book,
Beautiful Oops! to share with our kindergarten and
first grade students. It's wonderful message, that we can turn mistakes into creative adventures, inspired our students to create their own beautiful oops!
                        JaAuthor Pixmes Preller - Local author James Preller spoke with our second and third grade students about finding ideas for everyday experiences, family, friends, life. We heard about our old favorite, his Jigsaw Jones series, and also enjoyed his newer titles, A Pirate's Guide to First Grade, A Mighty Casey, and more.
Rob Buyea - Debut author (teacher, wrestler) Rob Buyea shared Author Pix
his award-winning book
Because of Mr. Terupt with our fourth and
fifth graders. Students enjoyed his tales of life lessons earned as a wrestler, that moved him to become a teacher and author.
We continue to be grateful to our PTA for sponsoring our annual Author visits.
Some of our past visitors have been: