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Author Visit: Leslie Helakoski

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Ah, the trickiness of working at four schools. Last week, one of the schools that I work at had the pleasure of hosting a visit by Leslie Helakoski, author of the recently released “Big Chickens Fly the Coop” (read the 100 Scope Notes review) and “Woolbur”. The tricky part? I was working with students at another elementary across town on the same day. I did my best to catch Ms. Helakoski’s presentation, and I’m glad I did. She gave it the “best of both worlds” treatment – informative and entertaining. She talked about the inspiration for some of her books, the process of writing a book for children, and had plenty of pictures to show. To round it all out, the very affable Ms. Helakoski read her two new stories and took questions from students. An exciting day to be sure.

Click here to read the recent 100 Scope Notes interview with Leslie Helakoski

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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