Author Kallie George Visits the Gr. 1s

Ever wondered where you can find a unique pet? Unicorns, fairy horses or dragons? The Grade 1 girls discovered where these magical creatures live when Author Kallie George visited the Jr. Library to read from her newest novel, The Magical Animals Adoption Agency.

The Grade 1s then worked on a writing activity to create their own magical animals. The girls produced illustrated stories with information about the animal and who should adopt each one.

Yorkie & Award-Winning Author Sara Leach ’89 Visits Jr. Library

Red Cedar Book Award-winning Author, Sara Leach '89
Red Cedar Book Award-winning author, Sara Leach ’89

Sara Leach, class of 1989, recently visited the Jr. School Library. She sat down with the Grade 5s to discuss her new book Warm Up, and stayed behind for a book signing.

Warm Up is one of the new Orca Limelights novels, an ongoing series about performing arts (students can check out any of the books in this series in the JS Library).

Sara talked to the Grade 5 girls about her pathway from Yorkie to author. She even showed a picture of her class in Grade 5 at York House! Her advice to aspiring authors is to read and have lots of adventures. You can turn where you live and what you do into great stories!

Now living in Whistler, Sara is an author, a teacher librarian and mother of a son and daughter. She loves to ski and hike in the mountains, which became the setting for her Red Cedar Book Award-winning novel Count Me In.

Sheilagh Martin
Jr. School Teacher Librarian