Author Visit: Chloe Inkpen

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Chloe Inkpen will be working with K1 and K2 classes on 11 and 12 February.

Chloe teamed up with her father Mick Inkpen on their new picture book series Zoe and Beans which they wrote together and Chloe illustrated. You may know Mick Inkpen is the author of the popular series, Kipper. Chloe studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Author Visit: Jacqueline Harvey

harvey, jacquelineJacqueline Harvey will be working with Grade 3 classes tomorrow,  Tuesday, January 13. Jacqueline worked as an educator for 20 years in Australia, but always harbored the desire to write books, In 2010, that finally came true and she has been a full time writer ever since. Jacqueline is the author of the best-selling Alice-Miranda books, and the Clementine Rose series for younger children. Jacqueline will lead a writing workshop with each class in grade 3.


Jacqueline’s books will be on sale tomorrow and Wednesday in the LS Reception. Jacqueline will be happy to sign any books while she is here on Tuesday. Be sure to purchase early to avoid disappointment!

Author Visit: Jon Klassen

The Lower School is looking forward to a visit from popular children’s author and illustrator, Jon Klassen. Jon has illustrated  several books, including the extremely popular I Want My Hat Back, and This is not my Hat, of which he is also the author. Both books spent several months on the New York Times Best Seller list and the latter received both the Caldecott and Greenaway award for excellence in Children’s illustration.

You can appreciate Jon Klassen’s art in several media. Before he illustrated children’s books, he worked in Los Angeles on such animated feature films as Kung Fu Panda and Coraline. He has also illustrated the work of other authors such as Mac Barnett in Extra Yarn and Maryrose Wood in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. His latest effort is another collaboration with Mac Barnett, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

Jon will be in the School Centre on the morning of September 10th. His books will be available for sale on Tuesday, 9 September, and Wednesday 10 September, and he is happy to sign as many books as possible while he is here. Purchase your books on Tuesday to avoid disappointment!

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Salvatore Rubbino

Illustrator Salvatore Rubbino was at ASL last week, working with our Grade 3 students to explore architectural drawing using landmarks from the city of London. Our students were challenged to look closely at buildings to notice line, shape, contrast and repeating patterns.  They showed their thinking by drawing Tower Bridge. We think their work was amazing. What do you think?

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