Oct 28

Today I flew up to visit Anna Elementary—home of the Rockets! It was my very first school in Ohio—Anna, OH, to be precise. I was fortunate enough to be a part of their LEGO-themed Right to Read Week. Check out their cool display at the main entrance!
I signed a ton of books during my visit, and the kids seemed anxious to get them. But today was a special treat for me since most of the Rockets wore their Halloween costumes—even the teachers! Needless to say, I had more fun than usual during my three presentations. Heck, if I had known, I would’ve worn my Batman costume!
Thanks to Mrs. Boerger for inviting me. Thanks to Mr. Holtzapple for all the help. Thanks to Mr. Duncan for the use of the gym. Thanks to Mrs. Boerger, Mrs. Webker, and Mrs. Borchers for taking pictures. And the biggest thanks of all to each and every one of the Anna Rockets! I hope you enjoy my books. But don’t stop there. Get to your library and read as many books as you can!

Oct 12

Today I got to spend the day with the great kids at Oak Hill Academy in Dallas, TX for their Literacy Live event! It’s a good thing I wore one of my dragon shirts since their mascot is a dragon—and boy could they roar!
I enjoyed two presentations in their cool, nautical-themed library (hence the boat in the middle of the room with the dragon masthead) and I saw that my books were on display in the pirate treasure box!
My books weren’t the only ones on display! I got to look over the middle schooler’s books on display in the front entrance. Oak Hill Academy is full of young authors!
I had a tour of the school and then gave a final performance to all the middle and high schoolers. Everyone had great questions and it was fun meeting them after the show!
Thanks to Mrs. Wachel for inviting me. Thanks to Mrs. Urban for the gifts and all the help. But most of all, a big thanks goes to all the Oak Hill Dragons themselves. I hope you had as much fun today as I did!