“Author visits are always an exciting event at Carisbrooke. They promote reading, motivate writing, and help students understand the writing process.”
“To see the process of preparing illustrations for picture books from start to finish was enlightening. It underscored the value of representing ideas in a variety of forms, and the challenges inherent in doing so.”
“Public libraries change over time as technology and learning styles evolve. But one thing remains consistent – libraries exist to spark wonder. And there is no greater kindling for the imagination than hearing from an author or illustrator. We are crazy lucky to have this kind of talent in our province.”
”There are tremendous benefits to our one-week author visit each year. Young writers in the school have the unique experience of sharing their own written pieces with the authors, and they feel honoured to have a professional to give them feedback on their work. Students and teachers find the author visit week a refreshing, motivating, and inspiring experience.”
“School author visits promote reading and books! The positive impact of meeting and talking to an author is evident in the students’ enthusiasm for reading. The lessons learned, the enthusiasm generated and the increase in books borrowed indicates that an author visit is worthwhile for any school.”
"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive . . . Every year, I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school. It has always been a very memorable visit."