Dusti Bowling’s first published book is Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. This middle grade novel tells the story of Aven, a young girl who was born without arms. Aven doesn’t let her challenges keep her from starting over at a new school, finding a new friend, and investigating a spooky mystery at a theme park. Aven's ability to tell a good story whether the facts are true or not will inspire and entertain readers who pick up this book. Dusti Bowling will sign books for students who have pre-ordered them after her visit. Her visit is courtesy of the Bookstall in Winnetka.
We have been writing study guides and taking notes to get ready for Jennifer Holm's visit. Here are the resources we've been using to learn more about her writing process, her inspirations and her body of work. Check out some vital facts and answers to questions you may have about Jennifer Holm here.
Karen Grost has always been technologically oriented although she is wary of the overuse of technology. She has worked as the librarian in District 112 since 2001 as a School Library Media Specialist. Blending literature, technology, face to face instruction, and independent study is how she builds up the students in her school to become life long learners.