- Graphic novelists, Jeffery Brown and Judd Winick, visited Lincoln at the end of September to talk about their new stories. Jeffery Brown is the author of the popular Jedi Academy series and Judd Winick has a new graphic novel series called HiLo.
- Author and illustrator, Mike Lowery came to Lincoln in early September to discuss his two Doodle Adventure books, The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs and The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate.
- Author, illustrator, and singer, Barney Saltzburg, came to Lincoln to jam with the students.
- Chris Grabenstein, author of Mr. Lemoncello's Library, visited in February. The students participated in a library scavenger hunt to prepare for the visit.
- Pig in a Wig author, Emma Virgan came to Lincoln in January.
- Graphic novelist, Craig Thompson, came to Lincoln in October to talk about his book Space Dumplins
- Picture book author, Aaron Reynolds, also visited Lincoln in October to discuss his new book Nerdy Birdy.
- Authors Mac Barnett and Jory John came to Lincoln in January to talk about their new book The Terrbile Two, which they co-wrote together.
- Author Nancy Krulik came to Lincoln in November to talk about her book series Katie Kazoo, Magic Bone, and George Brown, Class Clown.
- Author Tom Watson came to Lincoln in December to share his books Stick Dog and Stick Dog Wants a Hotdog.
- Author Brandon Mull came to Lincoln in September to talk about his new series, Spirit Animals.
- Lincoln hosted FOUR authors for the The Endangered Author Tour:
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gitwitz
The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows by Jacqueline West
The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey
Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
Rob Scotton, author of the Splat the Cat series and Russell the Sheep series, visited Lincoln. He read his new story, Secret Agent Splat, shared how he became inspired to write about Splat, and showed the students how he draws Splat.
Jane O'Connor is the author of the popular Fancy Nancy series. She talked to the students about her career and how she came up with the idea of Fancy Nancy.
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement. Dawnie Rae Johnson is a young African-American girl integrating into her all-white school after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education.
Dawnie must endure the harsh realities of racism firsthand, while continuing to work hard to get a good education and prove she deserves the opportunity. In time, she learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.
Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson are the authors of the book series The Familiars.
One day, Adam asked Andrew, “Are you familiar with what a familiar is?” And from that simple question, Vastia was born, a fantastical world filled with the authors’ shared love of animals and magic. They wrote every word, sentence, and page together, sitting opposite each other.
The first book in the series was one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year 2010. The second book, The Familiars: The Secret of the Crown, will be released on September 6, 2011.
Checkout the book trailer for The Familiars!
Past Author Visits
Samantha Vamos is the author of two bilingual books Before You Where Here, Mi Amor and The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. She is currently working on an all English book entitled, Alphabet Trucks.
Susan O'Halloran is a renowned storyteller. She came to Lincoln and shared stories about love, friendship, and being true to oneself. She then went to some fifth and fourth grades classes to discuss the process of creating their own stories.
Ever wonder what it would be like to actually go into the Miniature Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago? Well, Marianne Malone did! In her first novel, The Sixty-Eight Rooms, she has written an action-packed adventure filled with mystery, intrigue, and friendship. You won't want to put this book down!
2009-2010 School Year
Aaron Reynolds is the author of several children's books, such as Chicks and Salsa (2010 nominated Monarch Award book), Buffalo Wings, Joey Fly, Superhero School, Back of the Bus, and the Tiger Moth graphic novel series. Mr. Reynolds' visit to Lincoln included reading Chicks and Salsa and then making salsa with the primary students. With the older students, Mr. Reynolds discussed the process of writing, creating, and publishing a graphic novel. He then had students break out into groups and create their very own grahic novel. It definitely was a fun-filled day at Lincoln!
2007-2008 School Year
Michael Wexler and John Hulme are the authors of The Seems series. They came to Lincoln and discussed how they created this alternate world and the creative process involved in creating a book series.