Daniel Warren Elementary School students welcomed award-winning children’s author Emily Jenkins to their school on April 24 for a variety of educational activities.

Jenkins, whose books include Lemonade in Winter, Toys Meet Snow, The Fun Book of Scary Stuff, Skunkdog, Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party and Toys Come Home, talked about the inspirations behind her books and offered advice to the young budding authors.

“She did a fantastic job with the students,” said librarian and media teacher Leigh Ann Kowalchick-Porphy, who organized the PTSA-sponsored event along with parent Nora Lucas. “She made connections to her work and engaged the students in ways that could help them think about and explore their own work as readers and writers.”

Following her meeting with each grade level, Jenkins was treated to a special lunch session with representatives from each class. For more information about the author, visit her website at www.emilyjenkins.com.

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