I got a Kick out of Kick Off Summer Reading!

Last week I had the good fortune to be the featured author at Leicester Memorial School’s annual “Kick off to Summer Reading” night.  This fun and ingenious event includes a book swap in which children pick “new to them” books collected from families and the community.

A few months ago I had done 3 sessions on revision at the school, so the students and I were excited to see each other again. I got a chance to meet their parents, sign books, and marvel again at the wonderful literacy initiatives by Principal Tina Boss and other members of the Memorial Schools staff and faculty.
To sweeten the deal, I got to eat some delicious pizza and baked goods!

Happy summer to all!

How lovely to see oneself in the limelight!

Signing DON’T CALL ME SIDNEY, about a poetry-writing pig

Happily explaining the origins of WHAT’S UP WITH THIS CHICKEN?

Chatting with students and parents was lots of fun.

Signing a copy of Confessions of an Orange Octopus 

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