Celebrate Young Authors
Take a trip to your students’ imaginations. Encourage them to share their writing through Authors’ Teas, Read-Ins and Classroom Anthologies. Follow the links below to discover what other teachers are doing to inspire students.
Authors’ Teas These school parties are popping up at elementary schools across the nation as a fun way to get students to read their creative writing to family, friends and fellow classmates. Teachers host students’ families and friends as the young authors dress up and enjoy the spotlight.
Young Authors’ Teas Students in upper elementary school can also have the joy of sharing their work at Young Authors’ Teas. Family and friends will enjoy following their growth as writers.
Read-Ins Read-Ins give classmates the opportunity to share their final drafts with each other.
Classroom Anthologies Create an anthology filled with works from each student and author biographies. The class will have fun designing the covers and sharing their stories with family and friends.
Bare Books Give students or your own children the excitement of putting their stories in a bound book!
Bookmaking 101 Learn how to make a blank book to capture a child’s imagination.
Explore the Stacks
Many writers agree that reading is the best way to prepare for creating stories. WPL has a variety of genres available.
A Subject search for Science Fiction in our Children’s Collection brings up many titles.
We also have Science Fiction titles available in our Adult Collection.
There are several Mystery and detective stories in our Children’s Collection.
A Subject search for Mystery fiction in our Adult Collection leads to many titles.
NoveList lets you search for book descriptions, reviews and Read-alikes. You can search for items by Author, Title, Series, Genre or use the Advanced Search for more options. On the NoveList homepage, select Fantasy from the genres on the left side; this brings up more narrow selections such Urban Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy and Dark Fantasy.
Let our online catalog help lead you to any subject that interests you or your children!