Author/Illustrator Christian Robinson to visit K-2 on March 4th!

Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders are very excited to have the opportunity to hear from New York Times Bestselling, Award-Winning Author-Illustrator, Christian Robinson, as he speaks about his debut picture book, Another, at England Elementary on Monday, March 4th!

Another will be released on March 5th, but our students can purchase it through BookPeople and our school library and it will arrive in time for Mr. Robinson to sign and personalize it to your student on the day of his visit! Preorders need to be turned in to our library by Friday, March 1st with this order form. Orders can be paid by check (made out to BookPeople), cash (exact change please), OR orders can be placed online through the BookPeople website!!! All ordering information is on this order form.
If you’d like to hear more about Mr. Robinson and his work, please check out this presentation I created and shared with students a few weeks ago!

January 2019 by the numbers…

Hello Hello, Emily Arrow, Hello!

PreK students, Kindergarteners, and 1st graders are very excited to meet Emily Arrow on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th! Emily is a former elementary-school-music-teacher-turned-kidlit-singer/songwriter; writing and performing fabulous songs based on picture books!

You can watch many videos of her original songs on her Emily Arrow YouTube channel, and we are excited to offer the pre-sale opportunity to purchase a signed CD before her visit! Order forms will be sent home in the next few days, and please return them by Monday, February 11th! You can also click the image below to download a new pre-order form.

Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for funding and supporting this very special literacy-music visit from Emily Arrow!

Preparing to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale on December 11, 2018!

Our Fourth and Fifth graders are very excited to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale in a few weeks! Learn more about Mr. Hale and his hilarious, historically-accurate books in the Google Slides presentation below, which was presented to 4th & 5th graders today.

{Note: Mr. Hale has many more works to his name than what is featured in the presentation below! Read more about his work here.}

 

Order Forms are due November 5, 2018!
Click the order form below to download a copy!

Click below to watch his video on War Hats!

Bluebonnet Author Donna Janell Bowman to visit 2-4th graders on Friday, November 2nd!

The lucky 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at England Elementary will host the Bluebonnet-Award-Nominated Author, Donna Janell Bowman, on Friday, November 2nd! Her recent book, Step Right Up, How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2018-19!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of Donna Janell Bowman’s recent books, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Monday, September 17th.

 

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, is selling copies of Step Right Up and Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words to our students in advance of her visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while she visits England Elementary!

Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!

Ben Clanton’s Awesome Authorstrator Visit!

Author/Illustrator Ben Clanton to visit PreK-2nd graders on February 8th!

The lucky PreK, kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders at England Elementary will host the author-illustrator Ben Clanton, on Thursday, February 8th! His recent book, It Came in the Mail, is an RRISD Armadillo Readers’ Choice Selection for 2017-18!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of a selection of Ben Clanton’s books, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Wednesday, December 20th.

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, will be selling copies of SIX of Mr. Clanton’s books to our students in advance of his visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while he visits England Elementary!

Check out the slides from our Student Presentation this week sharing all of the information about Mr. Clanton’s upcoming visit! Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!

November 2017 by the numbers…

Author/Illustrator Don Tate visits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders!

We were beyond excited to meet the prolific and talented Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated author/illustrator Don Tate when he visited our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students yesterday! Thanks again to PTA for helping fund special events like our author visit!