Author Inspires, Entertains Young Readers

Author Inspires, Entertains Young Readers
Posted on 10/15/2019
Author Mac Barnett reads to students at Westmoor School

Author Inspires and Entertains Young Readers

Kindergarten through third-grade students were treated to a visit from author Mac Barnett Oct. 10 and 11.

A Caldecott Honor-winner author and New York Times bestselling author of stories for children, Barnett writes both picture books and chapter books.

During his visit to Greenbriar, Meadowbrook and Westmoor schools, he read from his books, talked about being an author and shared the Prankster Secret Handshake and the Prankster Pledge from his Terrible Two chapter book series.
Olivia Miller serves as a conduit by placing her hand on the 'Terrible Two' book for the Prankster Pledge.

Westmoor School third-grader Olivia Miller serves as the conduit by placing her hand on the “Terrible Two” book while author Mac Barnett leads the room full of second- and third-graders as they take the “Pranskter Pledge,” which was originated in Barnett’s ‘Terrible Two” series of chapter books. Barnett also visited Meadowbrook School and Greenbriar School.


"When I was a kid, we never had author visits at my school,” Barnett said. “Even though I wanted this job, it didn't seem like a real job. ..It's really powerful to have a person up there saying, 'I'm a writer, this is what I do..also it's really hard for me to do and here's what I love about it.'”

Alayna Drozt and author Mac Barnett

Author Mac Barnett shows first-grader Alayna Drozt and his young audience at Westmoor School how a few simple shapes can be combined to create one of the characters from his books during his visit to District 28 schools Oct. 10 and 11.