Off to a proper start

Hi everyone,

The Warrensburg Children’s Literature Festival lived up to its usual high standards. This marked the 50th anniversary of the event started by teacher Phil Sadler and librarian Ophelia Gilbert and the tradition goes on with more than 4,000 kids there this year. My appreciation to festival director Maya Kucij for including me again.

Yesterday was the official pub date for CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS so it was fun telling the kids and reading some poems from the book to them. One of their favorites was the school motto:

Crawly Bugs
are always cool.

We obey
the Golden Rule.

NEVER EAT
A FRIEND
AT SCHOOL!

Crawly! Crawly! Crawly!

(c) by David L. Harrison
from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS

I was also pleased that another new book, A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, sold out on the first day.