The Apex ES visiting author program gives students the opportunity to hear from and speak with authors of the very books they're reading. Order forms will be sent home before the author makes his or her visit, and any books ordered through the program will be signed to your child by the author his or herself! Questions about this program? Contact our chair, Ursula Fagerstrom.
Apex ES welcomes author Kelly Starling Lyons this year!
Ms. Lyons is a children’s book author whose mission is "to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery." Her picture books include CCBC Choices-honored title, One Million Men and Me; Ellen’s Broom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, Junior Library Guild and Bank Street Best selection; Tea Cakes for Tosh and Hope’s Gift, Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies and One More Dino on the Floor, a Scholastic Reading Club pick. The debut titles in her chapter book series, Jada Jones: Rock Star and Jada Jones: Class Act, won praise for their celebration of friendship, character and STEAM connections. Her new installment is Jada Jones: Sleepover Scientist. She has several titles on the way including picture books Going Down Home with Daddy and Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations. Kelly is a teaching artist who regularly presents at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences around the country.