Last week, Emily Jenkins, the author of 46 books that include the children's book series "Toys Go Out,” and the books “That New Animal,” “A Greyhound, A Groundhog,” and the “Fun Book of Scary Stuff," visited with our pre-primary boys.
Ms. Jenkins read excerpts from a couple of her books and discussed her writing process. She encouraged the boys to become “noticers,” to notice things around them, and then to be be creative with what they see; whether that be by writing a story about it, building a LEGO structure, or painting a watercolor.
The boys were captivated by Ms. Jenkins' animated discussion, giving her their utmost attention. At the end of the session, each boy received a copy of Ms. Jenkins' book "Toys Meet Snow."
By inviting authors to speak to classes, Saint David's PA Author Series provides our boys the opportunity to engage with published writers about the writing process. These interactions inspire and inform our young writers as they learn how to craft their own narratives.