Author Visits

The PTO wants to encourage reading, literacy and any aspiring authors or illustrators at Roosevelt, so we provide Mrs. Taryn Handlon in the LRC with a budget to research and organize a variety of author visits each year! Many thanks to all her efforts to make these visits happen.

For 4th and 5th: Wednesday, April 11th, Blue Balliett

 9:15 Roosevelt School

 The author of beloved contemporary classics Chasing Vermeer, Pieces and Players and more will visit our school on Wednesday, April 11th to share her new ghost story, Out of the Wild Night. Learn more about the author and her work at If your family would like personalized copies of her work, please return this form with payment to the school library by Monday, April 9th.

Blue Balliett Form 2018

For 2nd – 3rd: Thursday, April 12, Terry Lynn Johnson

 1:15 Roosevelt School

Terry Lynn Johnson writes middle grade adventures based on her experiences living in the wilds of northern Ontario, Canada. She might have fallen through ice a time or two, been dragged by a dog team, and chased a bear with a chainsaw! She currently works as a Conservation Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. She is visiting our school on Thursday, April 12th. You can find much more about the author and her work at If you would like signed, personalized copies of these books, please return this form with payment to the library by Mon, April 9th!

Terry Lynn Johnson Order From

On October 5, author Lisa McMann visited the 5th grade class only. She is the author of the The Unwanteds Series and a new series “Going Wild”.

Check out Lisa McMann’s web site here.

Our first school wide author visit for the 2017-2018 school year was Troy Cummings who visited all K-5 graders on October 16th!

Some memorable authors from the 2016-2017 school year are:

Adam Rubin & David Biedrzycki