Children's Books: News, Views, Projects and Activities
Sunday, April 5, 2015
LA’s Best Author Visit at Coldwater Canyon School
Monkeys and Toucan in the Rain Forest
A week ago I had the chance to spend an hour with students in the LA’s Best Young Authors’ program at Coldwater Canyon School in Los Angeles. This after school program encourages young authors to develop their writing. I shared some of my books and what it is like to be an author and then asked the students to share some of their writing with me. I was impressed by their creativity. They were working on their own books about a person who was important in their lives. Many of them had chosen to write about their mothers, sisters, or other members of their families. They had also illustrated their books with drawings. At the end of the hour I read my new book A Day and Night in the Rain Forest while they colored their own rain forest pictures. It was a fun and productive afternoon!