• We are very fortunate at Winnona Park to host author and/or illustrator visits each school year.  We typically have one visit associated with the Decatur Book Festival that takes place on the Friday before Labor Day weekend.  Additional visits take place when we are offered them throughout the school year as they definitely make a profound impact on our students.  The visits are arranged through Little Shop of Stories at no cost to our school but they do ask that we offer the books for sale to our families.  Twenty percent of all book proceeds goes to our media center.

    Some of our past author or illustrator visits:

    Chris Van Dusen - If I Built a School
    David Shannon - Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer
    Grace Lin - A Big Mooncake for Little Star
    Yuyi Morales - Dreamers
    Aaron Reynolds - Creepy Pair of Underwear
    Peter Brown - Creepy Pair of Underwear
    Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri - Robosauce
    David Soman - Ladybug Girl
    BJ Novak - The Book with No Pictures
    Sara Pennypacker - Waylon! One Awesome Thing
    Jean Birdsall - Flora's Very Windy Day
    Sam Garton - I am Otter
    Patrick McDonnell - Me....Jane
    Mac Barnett - President Taft is Stuck in the Bath
    Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat - Carnivores
    Sophie Blackall - Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
    Ryan T. Higgins - Hotel Bruce
    Chris Raschka - Everyone can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
    Bret Witter - Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library and Tuesday Tucks Me In