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Children’s author visits Slingerlands

Filed in Archive by on November 10, 2016

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On Thursday, November 3, Slingerlands Elementary School hosted a visit by award-winning author Cynthia Lord, who spoke to students in grades 3-5. Cynthia Lord won the Newbery Honor for her debut novel, Rules, and has written many books since for students in grades K-8. During her visit she shared her secret formula for writing a book that you can’t put down!

Ms. Lord signed more than 200 books and even surprised our school library with some gifts, including the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book! We are so grateful to the Slingerlands PTO – this fabulous visit would not have been possible without their generosity.

Prior to her visit, participants in the newly formed Slingerlands parent/child book club, known as The Bookworms, read and discussed one of Cynthia Lord’s books. Students were excited to learn some of the real-life facts behind their favorite fictional novels.