Chris Grabenstein the author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library skyped with students in the Patton LMC at lunch today. The book was our December bookmunch title, our first bookmunch this year! An excited and well read group of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students gave up their recess to eat a quick lunch in the LMC and then meet Mr. Grabenstein and ask questions. They found out how and where he writes his books, how he came up with the characters, and his favorite books and games. The very animated author also introduced his cat and gave students a "tour" of his office writing space. Several students say they are going to work on the extra puzzle that is hinted at the end of the book, for which there is a great prize - a lot of books! Here are some photos of the event:
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.